Kitchen Cabinet Trim

I love this idea and want to do my kitchen. However, I have rounded edges on my doors and haven’t yet seen a reply to people asking about how you did your rounded edges. You say, ” My doors have a slightly rounded edge, so I measured right were the rounding started, this does leave a small lip on the outside of all my trim.” I’m not sure I understand exactly how you lined the trim up with the rounded door edges. Did you line it up with the top of the rounding, leaving a little door showing outside the trim? Or did you line it up with the edge of the door? Wouldn’t that leave a gap between the door and the trim that would need to be filled in? Mine are pretty rounded, so I’m thinking leaving some door showing outside the trim would look odd.
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Kitchen Cabinet Trim

Julie Williams Design 1. Traditional crown molding. Traditional crown molding tends to be the industry standard for kitchen cabinetry. Here it has been used to fill an empty space between the cabinets and the ceiling. Empty space above cabinets is a common problem, because the distance fluctuates depending on ceiling height and cabinetry height. If you have an average ceiling height, about 8 feet high, 3 to 6 inches of crown molding can usually help fill any kitchen cabinet gaps. Anthony Baratta LLC 2. Stacked crown molding. Many ceilings are too high for the designer to take the cabinetry all the way up, so crown molding becomes more of a decorative element, like in this kitchen. This crown molding is composed of many pieces of molding, all meticulously stacked on top of one another for a uniform look. Moldings are detailed design accents, so some types can be expensive. They’re usually priced by the linear foot and, since most are available in 8-foot lengths, it’s easy for the cost to add up. One rule of thumb: The more elaborate the design, the more expensive it usually is. Blue Sky Building Company 3. Stepped crown molding. This kitchen design uses upper cabinets in varying heights for a stepped look, and the molding has the same stepped appearance.To pull off this look, you may want professional help. The placement of each piece of molding needs to be precisely calculated, and the end of the molding needs to butt up against an adjacent wall or cabinet. It may sound easy, but it definitely isn’t! 4. Interior crown molding. Placed around the perimeter of this kitchen’s ceiling, the crown molding immediately draws the eye upward. And it incorporates the ceiling’s crown molding for continuity. It is important to know that additional molding means an additional expense. Looking to save money? Try interior moldings made out of foam or a similar material. Marlene Wangenheim AKBD, CAPS, Allied Member ASID 5. Edge molding. Moldings can be added to almost every part of a cabinet or shelf. This homeowner or designer added molding to the outside edge of the shelving, known as an edge molding. Decorative molding on open shelving not only adds a new design feature, but it can also add a structural element. Some shelving, depending on the span (anything over 36 inches) can bow from weight if it isn’t supported correctly. Applying an edge molding to the outside edge of the shelf can prevent sagging. Style de Vie Design 6. Light molding. Also known as a light rail, molding on the bottom of cabinets helps conceal undercabinet lighting. Light molding offers huge impact for your dollar. It’s often available as a standard cabinetry feature in multiple styles and lengths, meaning it has almost no impact on a budget. East Hill Cabinetry 7. Shoe molding. Shoe molding (sometimes known as quarter round) is applied to the perimeter of all the base cabinets here, connecting cabinetry to flooring. You can install shoe molding to match your cabinets, as shown here, or to match your flooring.Should you have to install new flooring in your kitchen without removing the base cabinetry, shoe molding can help hide any installation imperfections by camouflaging cut edges. OTM Designs & Remodeling Inc. 8. Applied molding. Molding on walls or built-in cabinetry is called applied molding, because the molding is adhered or applied to the surface. The most common area in the kitchen for applied molding is the surround for the range hood. This area is often a focal point, so it demands attention to detail. Molding is usually added to coordinate or match with the door style or surrounding motifs. Although it seems like a small detail, applied molding creates balance and cohesion. Artisan Custom Interiors 9. Bottom molding. Molding at the bottom of the base cabinet doors and above the toe kick is known as a bottom molding. As you can see here, it helps make an island look more like furniture than kitchen cabinetry, especially when it’s used in conjunction with some of the other molding elements mentioned previously.
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Kitchen Cabinet Trim

I made myself leave it for a few days so I could decide if I really liked it. After about 3 days I decided I liked the look (although I brought the trim in a little more) and decided to do all of the drawers.I affixed the trim using wood glue to begin with but changed to using a nailer with 1 inch brad nails. The hardest part of the project was ensuring that the trim lined up evenly across all drawers. To make it easy, I opted to pull the trim in 1/2 inch all the way around. The two drawers next to the stove were smaller than the drawers along the wall. I am mentioning this because I was tempted to make all the pieces the same size to save time but my gut told me to double-check the drawers on the wall to make sure they were the same size. Thank goodness I did! All of the cuts were simple 45 degree cuts. Once I nailed them on, I caulked, primed and painted. That’s it! The results? Check them out:
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Kitchen Cabinet Trim

Here are some other tips to ensure a professional and smooth exterior trim job:Prepare the surface with a paint shaver or hand scraper so the paint properly adheres. Sand afterward and apply epoxy or caulk as needed, depending on the material of the trim.Make sure any caulking or epoxy applied has thoroughly dried. Clean the trim with a mixture of water and bleach and use stiff, bristled brush to get rid of dirt, mold and grime. Rinse thoroughly before applying paint. If you have wood trim, you will need to apply a layer of primer before the first coat of paint. You should use primer that repels water and preserves the wood. Gables, eaves, dormers, windows, porches, stairs and gutters should be approached from the top down. Use a paint shield if needed and scrape away the splatters.Windowsills that have been particularly worn down by the elements might need additional coats of paint.
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Kitchen Cabinet Trim

Boring, right? I used to think they had to do it that way because the drawer was small but I’ve seen lots of small drawers that have trim. After building up the crown and adding trim to the bottom of the cabinets I decided the drawers looked even more plain than they did before. I had a bit of cabinet trim left over so I thought what the heck, let’s try it out on the drawers. I taped a few pieces on to see how I liked it.
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Kitchen Cabinet Trim

To prepare the trim, you will need to sand it thoroughly and apply a primer. After the primer is dry, sand the trim again and apply the first coat of paint. Do not sand the trim or apply the second coat of paint until the first coat is completely dry. Otherwise it could come out looking uneven. Return to Top
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Kitchen Cabinet Trim

Adding trim to cabinet doors has obviously been done before. One day I was waiting at the paint counter at Lowe’s, there was a bucket of yardsticks, and I was thinking that I should buy wood trim that size because it’s exactly the look I had in mind – flat, shaker style, and the width of the boards were still small enough for the tiny drawers.
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Kitchen Cabinet Trim

This project took about 4 hours. The majority of that was cutting all of those trim pieces and then making sure they were even across all drawers (darn OCD). The project took 5 pieces of the same cabinet trim I used on the cabinets (trying to keep it cohesive), so the entire cost was around $26 (for 8 drawers).The best part of the project was when my daughter came home from school that day and said “oh wow mom, you made the drawers pretty.” First of all, I was amazed she noticed (because the hubs didn’t notice for a few days – until I said something) and secondly, I’m glad she liked them. That one has quite the eye and I feel like I am cultivating a little decorator. 🙂
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