How to address this kitchen wall?


Upon renovation this area was not removed. Not sure if I want to add addition cabinets with a counter to match renovated cabinets or leave it with new drywall, and wallpaper a hatch

q how to address this kitchen wall

Far end of the kitchen

q how to address this kitchen wall

Longer view, just need to blend a different style that would compliment the kitchen better

  8 answers
  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Mar 02, 2019

    Cabinets will give you extra storage, either lower or upper or both. Kitchen cabinets normally have a 25" wide counter. Upper cabinets are about 12" deep. Bathroom lower cabinet are somewhere in between that depth. As far as wallpaper goes - DON'T DO IT. I have seen too many people asking about how to remove it.

  • Sal3170064 Sal3170064 on Mar 02, 2019

    I like the way you use the shelves. I feel that you need to put some colour into it. I would have a red or other bright colour in the middle shelf. The bottom shelf needs to be the same white as the top shelf as it is too dark.

    I think if you use the same colour as the middle shelf for accessories and seat pads, it will give it more style without breaking the bank.

  • Vee Vee on Mar 02, 2019

    I like both ideas. However the wall under the shelfs is cork. And the desk area is not the same level as the counters. I thought about two cabinets on each side with the same counter top as the main kitchen. And doing way with the corner part on the other wall that houses the computer However, that counter top has been discontinued. Okay no wall paper. Good suggestion

  • Oliva Oliva on Mar 02, 2019

    I'd add additional cabinets/pantry and counterspace. Homes rarely have sufficient storage. You can always install some glass cabinets with soft close doors. Better to have items in cabinets than to repeatedly have to remove shelved items, to dust.

  • Emily Emily on Mar 02, 2019

    You are very fortunate to have such a lovely work space in your kitchen! It should be better lit, not only for function while working, but to highlight such a lovely area. IMHO, you need many more display items on the shelving (not desk area) and much attention paid to styling them (you can rotate or change by season, interest, collection etc)

  • Rymea Rymea on Mar 02, 2019

    i would put in a corner pantry and move the computer desk to the side. If it were my desk it would definitely need a drop leaf or doors or some way to hide the papers etc.

  • Debi53 Debi53 on Mar 05, 2019

    Let's assume that you are going to leave the shelving. Here are my suggestions: Paint and then stencil the cork. This will give you pattern and/or color. You could go subtle with a subtle two-tone white/off-white or bold with a green and white, or red and white--whatever your accent color is. Then I would paint all of the shelves and brackets the same color as your cabinetry with the exception of possibly your desk height shelf. Either leave it as is or paint it and put glass or plexiglass on it to protect it from scratching. Then fill your shelves. They are far to barren. You can use pretty boxes to hold items you don't want to see, books, artificial greenery, plates, family pics, etc. You can also use interesting kitchen canisters--kitchy ones, rustic, or modern--to hold office items like staplers, pens, markers. Above the top shelf choose a collection of plates or prints to decorate the wall. Start in the middle and as you find items you like, fill in your collection working toward the edges. Half the fun is the hunt for unusual items for your collection.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 01, 2021


    Difficult without seeing the rest of the room. Match in the colourings and look or contrast?