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Kitchen Cabinet Crown Molding Ideas

Gauhar ZH Create a very wide look by combining more than one type of moldingThis application uses a wide, flat band of patterned trim below the crown molding to extend the overall width. Even though the architecture is traditional, the look of the room is pretty contemporary, owing to the light fixtures and furnishings.Tip: One way to get the look of wide crown molding without the hefty price tag is to use a narrower crown molding and also buy another narrow trim. Put the crown molding up, and then put the narrow trim up so that the top of it is 2″ below the bottom of the crown molding. Paint both moldings and the strip of bare wall between them the same color. It will look like it is all one very wide piece of crown molding.
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Kitchen Cabinet Crown Molding Ideas

Create a very wide look by combining more than one type of moldingThis application uses a wide, flat band of patterned trim below the crown molding to extend the overall width. Even though the architecture is traditional, the look of the room is pretty contemporary, owing to the light fixtures and furnishings.Tip: One way to get the look of wide crown molding without the hefty price tag is to use a narrower crown molding and also buy another narrow trim. Put the crown molding up, and then put the narrow trim up so that the top of it is 2″ below the bottom of the crown molding. Paint both moldings and the strip of bare wall between them the same color. It will look like it is all one very wide piece of crown molding.

Kitchen Cabinet Crown Molding Ideas

J. Hirsch Interior Design, LLC Does the crown molding have to match the baseboards?Not exactly, but it needs to have a similar visual weight. It looks funny to have large crown molding with tiny baseboards and vice versa. If you are going to upgrade to add crown molding and you have little 3-inch baseboards, you’ll want to replace those also with deeper ones. This room shows an almost perfectly matched width for crown moldings and baseboards. Unfortunately, I don’t know the ceiling height, but again, this looks to be no more than 9 feet tall, and might be just a little lower.How about you? Do you see yourself adding crown molding?More: Intriguing New Ideas for Moldings and Trim
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Kitchen Cabinet Crown Molding Ideas

Does the crown molding have to match the baseboards?Not exactly, but it needs to have a similar visual weight. It looks funny to have large crown molding with tiny baseboards and vice versa. If you are going to upgrade to add crown molding and you have little 3-inch baseboards, you’ll want to replace those also with deeper ones. This room shows an almost perfectly matched width for crown moldings and baseboards. Unfortunately, I don’t know the ceiling height, but again, this looks to be no more than 9 feet tall, and might be just a little lower.How about you? Do you see yourself adding crown molding?More: Intriguing New Ideas for Moldings and Trim
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Kitchen Cabinet Crown Molding Ideas

Instructions You’ll do a considerable amount of nailing for this project, so consider buying an 18-gauge finish nailer and air compressor to work faster and more precisely with less damage to the moulding. Nailer and air compressor kits provide the nailing tools you’ll need, often for less than buying the tools separately. Step 1 Provide a nailing surface for crown moulding by attaching solid wood mounting strips to the top edges of the cabinets. Cut strips of straight 3/4-in x 1-1/2-in wood to fit the front and sides of each cabinet. (Use one long strip for a row of cabinets the same depth.) Then apply wood glue to each strip, nail it in place, and let dry. Step 2 Cut one side piece at least 3-in oversize. Hold it in position on the side of the cabinet with one end flush with the back and mark the location of your miter cut. You could measure, mark, and then cut pieces to size, but that method increases the possibility of errors that leave gaps on mitered corners. By using the mounting strips and cabinets to measure part lengths, you’ll create corners that require a minimum of filler. Step 3 Miter-cut the crown moulding to length. Then nail it in position against the mounting board with the bottom edge even with the top of the cabinet side. To set up your miter saw for consistent miters, first cut a 3/4-in x 1-1/2-in board the length of your saw base. Apply double-face tape only to the faces of the board that will rest on the saw base — not on the part that rotates. Remove the backing on the tape and rest a length of crown moulding against the saw fence with the flat edges against the fence and saw base. Place the 3/4-in x 1-1/2-in board against the crown moulding to hold it in place, press down on the taped areas, and remove the crown moulding. Rotate the saw to a 45-degree miter setting and cut through the 3/4-in x 1-1/2-in board. Rotate it to the other 45-degree setting, make a second cut, and remove the center section. Now you have a support for your crown moulding that also tells you the precise location of your saw blade. Step 4 On a front moulding cut about 6-in oversize, and then miter-cut one end to match the miter of the side moulding. Hold the mitered ends together while a helper marks the other end at the cabinet side. Step 5 Miter-cut the front piece to length and nail in place against the mounting board with the bottom edge even with the top of the cabinet frame. Aligning the bottom moulding edge with the top of the cabinet frame should eliminate curves and sags. As a precaution, though, check your work immediately to make sure the moulding runs in a straight line. Step 6 To apply the final side moulding, miter-cut one end of the moulding about 1/4-in longer than the moulding on the opposite edge. Test fit and gradually shorten the piece using miter cuts until you have a snug fit. Then nail the final side moulding in place. Good to Know Sometimes, a row of cabinets will exceed the 8-ft length of a moulding strip. If you need to splice two or more pieces, cut mitered ends that fit together. Cut the combined pieces to length. Then glue and nail through both pieces at the splice to hold them together. Step 7 Use drywall hole patch to fill nail holes and any gaps at the corners. (The patch material we used goes on pink and turns white when it dries.) Use a 320-grit sanding sponge to smooth the patched areas. Apply two coats of paint to match the cabinet finish. If you’re working with a stained wood cabinet finish and using unpainted wood mouldings, remove one of the doors and take it to the store. Ask a Lowe’s associate for advice on matching the color and sheen of the door finish.
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Kitchen Cabinet Crown Molding Ideas

If you are looking for some great ideas for bedrooms, or simple yet contemporary crown molding ideas, we have 55 pictures to inspire you. There are different types of crown molding depending on the type of style you are seeking. Crown molding is a very inexpensive way to make any room in your home look luxurious and add some serious style. People commonly install crown molding in bedrooms, kitchens, kitchen cabinets, laundry rooms, vaulted ceilings, hallways, bathrooms, children’s bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms.

Kitchen Cabinet Crown Molding Ideas

Neuhaus Design Architecture, P.C. This may be the look you dream of when you think of crown molding. Super wide, heavily ornate moldings just knock my socks off. But are they right for your house?Consider the home style and ceiling height.This molding works because of the large scale of the room, the high ceilings and the size and detail in the other moldings around the fireplace and the baseboards. The overall style of the architecture is very traditional. If you have a very contemporary house or a mid-century modern California ranch-style home, crown molding of any kind may look completely out of place. If you love ornate crown molding in a traditional home, but also like contemporary style, consider keeping your furnishings simple with clean lines and very little pattern. The architecture will stand out while still giving you a space that feels serene.High ceiling tip: For ceilings 10 feet tall or higher, consider a rule of thumb allowing 1″ of width for each foot of ceiling height. This isn’t a hard and fast rule, and it doesn’t work for lower ceilings. You wouldn’t use an 8″ wide molding in a room with 8′ tall ceilings, for example.
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Kitchen Cabinet Crown Molding Ideas

This may be the look you dream of when you think of crown molding. Super wide, heavily ornate moldings just knock my socks off. But are they right for your house?Consider the home style and ceiling height.This molding works because of the large scale of the room, the high ceilings and the size and detail in the other moldings around the fireplace and the baseboards. The overall style of the architecture is very traditional. If you have a very contemporary house or a mid-century modern California ranch-style home, crown molding of any kind may look completely out of place. If you love ornate crown molding in a traditional home, but also like contemporary style, consider keeping your furnishings simple with clean lines and very little pattern. The architecture will stand out while still giving you a space that feels serene.High ceiling tip: For ceilings 10 feet tall or higher, consider a rule of thumb allowing 1″ of width for each foot of ceiling height. This isn’t a hard and fast rule, and it doesn’t work for lower ceilings. You wouldn’t use an 8″ wide molding in a room with 8′ tall ceilings, for example.

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