Carla, a regular contributor for ‘Gleamore,’ shares her latest redecorating project in the kitchen – crown molding! With quick and easy installation on cabinets, you’ll be able to add this retro touch to your own home.
Today’s Pro Tip: Installing Crown Molding On Kitchen Cabinets
If you’re looking to update the look of your kitchen cabinets without breaking the bank, crown molding is a great option. It’s easy to install and looks great on a variety of different styles of cabinets. Here’s how to install crown molding on your kitchen cabinets:
1. Prepare the area where the crown molding will be installed. Clear any objects out of the way and sand the surface if necessary. Be sure to use a high quality sandpaper becauserepairs will show up more clearly with a smoother finish.
2. Measure the height and width of the molding you want to use and buy a length that matches. Cut the molding to size using a circular saw or jigsaw. Be sure not to cut off any of the edging around the edge of the cabinet!
3. Apply pressure from both sides of the molding with a piece of wood or blocks until it is securely attached to the cabinet edges. Use screws or nails to secure it in place.
4. Polish or wipe down the surfaces where the crown molding was installed with a furniture polish if desired.
What is Crown Molding?
Crown molding is a decorative trim in the form of a crown that is generally found on upper portions of cabinet doors and around door hinges. It was originally made from expensive materials like wood, but today it can be made from a variety of materials, like plastic or vinyl. Here are some things to keep in mind when installing crown molding:
– Crown molding should be installed at the same height on both sides of the cabinet. This ensures that it looks symmetrical.
– Crown molding shouldn’t overlap any cabinets or countertops. If it does, it will look crowded and won’t look as decorative.
– Crown molding shouldn’t be installed too high up on the cabinet doors. If it’s too high, people may have difficulty opening the door.
Benefits of a New Kitchen Crown
If you are considering a new kitchen crown and are looking for some of the benefits, take a look at the following: Crown molding can add dimension and drama to your kitchen. Not only does it create an element of style, but it can also help hide deficiencies in your cabinetry. In addition, since crown molding is often trimmed precisely to fit around a specific cabinet edge, it can reduce the amount of assembly required when installing your cabinets. Lastly, since crown molding is made from materials that are both strong and durable, it can last for many years without needing significant maintenance. all of these benefits make crown molding a good choice for any brand new kitchen.
How to Install Crown Molding on a Walk In Closet
Install crown molding on a walk in closet by following these simple steps. Crown molding is a great way to finish off your walk in closet and add that special touch. Crown molding is not as difficult as it may seem and can be completed in just a few short hours. Here are the steps you will need to follow:
1) Begin by measuring the length, width and height of the wall space where you want the crown molding to be placed. This information will help you determine the size of the wood pieces that you will need.
2) Cut the wood pieces to your desired size using a saw or mitre saw. Be sure to allow for enough clearance between each piece so that you can fit the crown molding between them.
3) Prime and paint the wood pieces according to your chosen color scheme. Once finished, install the crown molding using screws and mounting plates.
Your walk in closet will now look amazing with crown molding installed!
Preparing for the Installation
The crown molding on kitchen cabinets is a beautiful addition that completed the look of the room. While it may seem like a simple task to install, there are a few steps that must be followed in order to ensure a perfect finish. Here are a few tips to help you get started:
1. Measure your cabinets and prepare the area around them. Crown molding is cut to fit specific dimensions, so it is important to have accurate information before beginning the installation. With measurements in hand, you can begin marking off the areas where the molding will go.
2. Drill pilotholes for screws before screwing the molding in place. Crown molding often uses screws that are longer than those typically used in regular cabinet applications, so it’s important to drill special pilotholes first. This will prevent your walls from becoming damaged by over-tightening the screws later on.
3. Apply wood sealant to any exposed wood around the cabinets. Once the cabinet faces are installed, any unfinished edges or corners can be easily sealed with wood sealant to protect them from moisture and future damage.
4. Prime and paint your cabinets before installing crown molding. The natural finish
• Crown molding
• Miter saw
• Nail gun or drill
• Saw blade (10-12′ wide)
• Circular saw blade (8′ wide x 32′)
If you’re like most homeowners, your kitchen cabinets are probably one of the more abused rooms in your home – thanks, in part, to all of the tools that are constantly being pulled out and put to use. But as long as you keep your cabinets in good condition by regularly cleaning and laminating the lumber, they can serve you for many years to come.
However, if you want them to last longer – and look nicer – consider adding crown molding to your cabinet doors. Crown molding is a classic detail that can really add character and pizzazz to any room. It’s also relatively easy to install, provided you have the correct parts and tools. Here’s a list of what you’ll need:
Crown Molding: This is definitely the biggest and most expensive part of cabinet restoration work, so start by deciding which style of crown molding is right for your room. There are tons of different options available
If you’re thinking about installing crown molding on your kitchen cabinets, you’ll need the following tools: a level, drill/driver, saw, screws, superglue and nylon string.
1. Begin by finding a level and marking the cabinet’s outline on its surface. This will help ensure that your crown molding is perfectly level when installed.
2. Drill a pilot hole for the screws and then screw the crown molding to the cabinet using a screws by using a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the screw’s head. Make sure to pre-drill any holes required for the string.
3. Cut lengths of string long enough to wrap around each post once and then superglue it in place using a standard solvent/acrylic adhesive. Allow the adhesive to dry completely before painting or finishing the project.
Mistakes to Avoid
One of the most popular upgrades for kitchens are crown moldings. While this project seems like a simple one, there are a few things to keep in mind if you decide to go through with it. Here are four mistakes to avoid if you want your crown molding to look perfect:
1. Not planning ahead – Make sure to get an accurate estimate from a contractor before starting any construction, especially when it comes to crown molding. The final cost may be higher if you make any mistakes along the way.
2. Skipping the installation process – Crown molding is a complex installation and can only be done by a professional. Don’t try to do it yourself – it will likely end in disaster.
3. Choosing the wrong material – Crown molding is usually made out of wood or wood composite, both of which require special care during installation. Make sure to choose the right material before starting your project so that it lasts long and looks great.
4. Not cleaning the finished product – Once your crown molding is installed, make sure to clean it regularly so that it looks fresh and new all the time. This will help keep your home looking tidy and impressive.