Updating kitchen cabinets with moulding
Transitional style hardware is great and works ESPECIALLY well with cabinets with a shaker or even arched profile.For cathedral style doors you’ll want to choose hardware that has slightly softer lines. I’ve chatted about this before and it’s a GREAT way to update your cabinets.Here is the before (like so many peninsulas in the country): In this client kitchen redo, the homeowner was lucky to have a handy father who helped give her island a whole new look.Here’s where it started: And once it was complete – You can see that the sides were trimmed out as well – a completely new look, using the bones of the existing island.When you’re in the midst of doing a mini-renovation – painting cabinets, updating a backsplash and adding new countertops – it’s a perfect time to look at your options, and there are lots of them.This is a great option that is pretty easy to do as a DIY project, and it offers a finished look, with some cottage character too.Her cabinets were in FANtastic shape so she kept them ‘as-is’ and chose beautiful hardware and accessories to complement their style.I’d love to give you a how-to on Staining Oak Cabinets, but I’d rather leave it to the pros…
Crown moulding is the ‘crown’ that sits on top of your cabinets – not to be confused with the crown moulding that goes at your ceiling line. 3″) that is attached to the bottom part of your upper cabinets – where you would hang under cabinet lighting.This kitchen gets additional warmth from cherry counters, an antique island, gingham-check wallpaper, and an apron sink.The rich wall paint in this kitchen highlights the gray veins of the marble, and a flea market chandelier warms up the space.Off-the-shelf cabinets and inexpensive tile also helped cut costs.Free up cabinet space, and create a clever spot for collectibles, with above-window shelving.
When you’re dealing with a large swath of space, like you have with an island or a peninsula, you need to do a bit more planning.