In this segment of our series, DeLapp Builders help you to learn how to choose the elements that will complement your new kitchen cabinets.
Kitchen cabinet molding, trim and accents are both decorative and functional…the highlight of cabinet styling. When selecting pre-built cabinets, trim will generally be built into the cabinet design. Molding and accents will be chosen to match the style of the cabinet and kitchen. Here are some examples of the many choices available for kitchen cabinet accents:
Crown molding is commonly used to cover the gap between the cabinet and ceiling, and is used to create a rustic look. A more classic or antique look is achieved with Dentil Molding, incorporating square blocks of wood to form a unique pattern. If a nautical look is desired, Rope Molding is a good choice. These woodcut pieces are large dowels of decoration that may be stained or painted to match or contrast the cabinet finish.
Stacked Crown Molding
Stacked Crown Molding is a decorative element, achieved by layering wood to achieve a uniform pattern for a classic finished look.
Stepped Crown Molding
Stepped Crown Molding is normally used to match a similar cabinet pattern, where various heights of upper cabinets are installed throughout the kitchen. The result is architecturally striking and appropriate for larger kitchens, and areas where ceiling height is graduated.
For special cut or rounded cabinets, a flexible molding may be used to accommodate and highlight uniquely-shaped edges.
Molding materials include wood, veneer, polystyrene or polyurethane, and are selected based on use as well as style. A polystyerene or polyurethane molding is especially useful for areas where water and liquids are present, as they resist mold and warping. During your project design and planning consultations, DeLapp Builders will help you to determine which areas of your kitchen may be under unique stress, and how to best protect your investment with appropriate materials.
During your DeLapp Builders’ Affordable Kitchen Remodel Consultation, we will assist you in deciding on the details for your beautiful new kitchen. Give us a call for a free consultation and see how we can complete your Kitchen Remodeling project in 2 weeks or less!
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