One thing that I have learned from this kitchen renovation is to always spend the extra money on cabinet crown molding to take it to the ceiling. It may seem like an insignificant touch, but it really makes a huge difference in how "complete" the entire design looks in the end. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of using crown molding to carry the cabinet design to the ceiling, let me explain it to you through photos. Adding those extra 4 inches makes even cookie cutter out of the box cabinets look like custom built units or like heirloom furniture pieces that you install in your kitchen. We just got the cheapo kitchen cabinets from Lowe's and then my husband put all of these trim pieces on them to make them look like custom cabinets.
Does anybody on here know of a good person to get (or a step by step guide of how to do it yourself) to install cabinet crown molding above existing cabinets to mimic the styling in these stunning photos. Over the past few days I have been reading a ton about kitchen cabinet crown molding, and it seems like one of those relatively inexpensive projects that can make a huge difference to the overall style of your space. I think that a lot of people associate it with super traditional designs, but this home in the photos is definitely more contemporary and it looks fabulous in there. We have one of those trendy grey kitchen cabinet colors 2022, so it will ultimately look slightly different than these photos, but I really want to achieve a similar style when it comes to the woodworking.
It is the little touches like cabinet crown molding and elegant light fixtures that help to make a home look super traditional and elegant. It seems like everybody has white kitchen cabinets these days, so you have to do a lot more than that to make your home stand out from the rest. For us, it was adding a delicate crown molding all around the tops of the upper cabinets and throughout the rest of the room so that everything looks super custom and built in. I think that just adding the kitchen crown molding went a long ways to making our home look more high end than the others in our neighborhood. We live in one of those builders neighborhoods so everything is pretty much the same. When we go to resell the place later, we want to make sure that we have some of these custom touches that will make ours standout from the rest.
It is amazing how much cabinet crown molding can really upgrade the look of the entire kitchen. We did not replace our cabinets, we just added more ornate detailing to them and then painted the entire unit a darker brown color. I love how this somewhat simple process changed everything about the kitchen cabinet design, and makes it look like we have a brand new home. The deep coffee brown looks like a more contemporary version of an espresso stain, which perfectly accents the countertops and mixed metal light fixtures. We also carried the detailing into new crown molding ideas that we carried throughout the entire first floor of our home. This was not exactly a cheep project, but I think that the effect was well worth the expense.
If you want to change up the look of your kitchen but don't want to go through the whole process of repainting or redoing cabinets, I would really suggest looking into installing some cabinet crown molding. We did this in our kitchen, and I can't believe what a huge difference that it really made. I wasn't sure if we would be able to pull it off because we do have more modern kitchen cabinets and, typically, that is not a style that you associate with crown molding type trim. Well I am pleased to report that it actually looks really good and added a great custom look to our previously rather generic looking design. In terms of crown molding cost, it is not as cheap as say putting a new coat of paint on the walls but, relatively speaking, it is not that expensive. Maybe a couple hundred bucks.
I have a question for the designers on here (or anybody else really). Do you think that the cabinet crown molding that we have in here makes the room look too traditional, or do you think that it is pretty style-neutral? When we purchased this home we figured that the most expensive areas to renovate were pretty well done and did not need a ton of work because there are neutral kitchen cabinet paint colors, decent layouts, and good fixtures and appliances. We just need some cosmetic updates like a new backsplash, different glass in the cabinet doors, and maybe even a new floor one day. We were also going to expand the crown molding corners and make things a little bit more ornate, but was not sure if that would date the home too much.