Types of Molding to Raise the Bar on Your Kitchen Cabinetry

Here is a wonder, you can customize your kitchen cabinets with affordable crown, edge, or other kind of molding. As a matter of fact, moldings have the ability to make any project look custom especially when applied to kitchen cabinetry. They have architectural details which can enhance the most basic cabinet style to an attractive one.

The different design configuration include: crowns, molding, edge molding, and much more, which can help you personalize your kitchen project.

Traditional crown molding: Usually, they tend to be the industrial standard type for your kitchen cabinetry. Mainly, it is used to fill an empty void between the cabinets and the ceiling, this space is a major and common problem and this is because the distance changes on ceiling height and cabinetry height.

Stacked crown molding: Most ceilings are too high for the designer to bring the cabinetry all the way up; hence, using stacked crown molding becomes the only decorative option. Further, crown moldings are composed of many pieces of molding meticulously placed on top of each other for a cohesive look. The downside is due to its detailed design accents they tend to be expensive; additionally, they are usually priced according to linear foot, which are available in 8-foot lengths and easy for the cost to spike up.

Stepped crown molding: To pull off the stepped crown molding look, you may need professional help. Keep in mind that the placement of each piece of molding needs to be precisely calculated.

Interior crown molding: Usually, placed on the perimeter of a kitchen’s ceiling, it abruptly draws the eye upward at the same time incorporating the crown molding for continuity.

Edge molding: They are added to almost every part of the cabinet or shelf, as a homeowner you can add moldings to the edge of the shelving also known as edge molding.
Primarily, decorative molding on open shelving adds a new design feature and a structural element. Depending on the shelving span (anything over 36 inches) you can bow from weight if it isn’t supported correctly. To prevent sagging you can apply an edge molding to the outside edge of the shelf.

Light molding: Also referred to as a light rail, molding on the bottom of cabinets helps hide under cabinet lighting. Light moldings are expensive and are often available as a standard cabinetry feature in various multiple styles and lengths.

Shoe molding: They are sometimes known as quarter round and they can be employed to the perimeter connecting the cabinet to the flooring. You can match the shoe molding with your cabinets or flooring. The good thing about shoe molding is that it conceals any installation imperfection by hiding cut edges.

Applied molding: Moldings built-in or mounted on walls is also referred to as applied molding and this is because the molding is mainly applied to the surface. Applied moldings are usually located in the range hood because it is often a focal point and it demands attention to details.

All in all, for more cabinet tips and ideas do not hesitate to contact us at Premium Cabinets of Kalispell.