9 Molding Types to Raise the Bar on Your Kitchen Cabinetry

2 Feb

9 Molding Types to Raise the Bar on Your Kitchen Cabinetry

Moldings will make any project look habit. When applied to kitchen cabinetry particularly, these architectural details can help enhance the most elementary cabinet style. With all the multitude of unique designs and configurations available, crown molding, edge molding and more might help customize your next kitchen undertaking.

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1. Traditional crown molding. Traditional crown molding tends to be the industry standard for kitchen cabinetry. Here it has been used to fill a vacant space between the cabinets and the ceiling. Empty space over cabinets is a frequent problem, because the space fluctuates depending on ceiling cabinetry and height height. If you have an ordinary ceiling height, about 8 feet high, 3 to 6 inches of crown molding will usually assist fill any kitchen cupboard gaps.

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2. Stacked crown molding. Many ceilings are too large for the designer to take the cabinetry all of the way up, so crown molding gets more of a decorative part, like in this particular kitchen. This crown molding is composed of many parts of molding, all meticulously stacked together with one another to get a uniform appearance.

Moldings are comprehensive layout dividers, so some forms can be expensive. They’re usually priced by the linear foot and also, because many are available in 8-foot lengths, it is easy for the cost to include up. One rule of thumb: The more elaborate the design, the more expensive it usually is.

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3. Stepped crown molding. This kitchen layout employs upper cupboards in varying peaks for a stepped appearance, and the molding has exactly the same stepped appearance.

To pull off this look, you might need professional help. The positioning of each piece of molding needs to be accurately calculated, and also the close of the molding needs to butt up against an adjacent wall or cupboard. It might sound easy, but it definitely isn’t!

4. Interior crown molding. Placed around the perimeter of the kitchen’s ceiling, the crown molding instantly draws the eye upwards. And it incorporates the ceiling’s crown molding for continuity.

It’s crucial to understand that extra molding means an extra expense. Wanting to save money? Try interior moldings made out of foam or a comparable substance.

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5. Edge molding. Moldings could be added to almost every portion of a cupboard or shelf. This homeowner or designer added molding into the outside edge of the shelvingsystem, known as an edge molding.

Decorative molding on open shelving not only adds a fresh layout feature, but it can also incorporate a structural element. Some shelving, based on the length (anything over 36 inches) can bow from weight if it isn’t supported properly. Implementing an edge molding into the outside edge of this shelf can stop sagging.

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6. Light molding. Also known as a light rail, molding around the bottom of cabinets helps hide undercabinet lighting. Light molding offers huge impact to your buck. It’s often available as a standard cabinetry attribute in numerous styles and lengths, meaning it has virtually no impact on a budget.

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7. Shoe molding. Shoe molding (sometimes known as quarter round) is put on the perimeter of all of the base cabinets here, linking cabinetry into flooring. You can put in shoe molding to match your cabinets, as revealed here, or to suit your flooring.

If you need to install new flooring in your kitchen without removing the base chimney, shoe molding might help hide any installment imperfections by camouflaging cut edges.

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8. Applied molding. Molding on walls or built-in cabinetry is known as applied molding, as the molding is stuck or put on the surface.

The most frequent area in the kitchen for applied molding is the surround for the stove hood. This region is often a focal point, so it demands attention to detail. Molding is usually added to match or coordinate with the door style or encircling motifs. Although it feels like a small detail, implemented molding creates balance and cohesion.

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9. Bottom molding. Molding at the bottom of the base cupboard doors and over 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 together with some of the other molding components mentioned before.

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