When choosing kitchen cabinet hardware, you’ll want to think about the size of the crown molding. Crown molding is traditionally measured in inches, and most kitchen cabinets are around 30 inches wide.
So if you’re looking at a crown molding that’s 12 inches wide, you’ll need to choose a different style of cabinet hardware. For example, standard round mounting screws will not work with a crown molding that’s 12 inches wide.
A crown molding transforms any cabinet from a basic piece into a breathtaking, integrated part of the room. Understanding how to cut crown molding for cabinets will make the process easier. To further improve your crown skills, you will need to master some simple techniques for creating matching corner pieces.
What Size Crown Molding for Kitchen Cabinets
When it comes to selecting the right size crown molding for your kitchen cabinets, it’s important to take into account a few factors. First, the height of your cabinets and countertops will determine the size of the crown molding you need. Second, the type of trim around your cabinets – hidden or visible – will also affect what kind of molding you need.
And finally, the style of your kitchen – contemporary or traditional – will dictate what kind of details are appropriate, like capitals or leaves. Here are some tips to help you choose the right size crown molding for your kitchen:
Measure the width and height of the crown molding you want and compare it to the measurements of your cabinets. Think about how you will use the cabinet space – is there a lot of storage available? If so, consider getting wider or taller crown molding than necessary in order to fit more items inside each cabinet.
Types of Crown Molding for Kitchen Cabinets
There are a few different types of crown molding that can be used in a kitchen. Each type of crown molding has its own unique look and benefits that can be used in a kitchen. Choosing the right type for your project is important, so read on to learn more about each option and how to choose it for your cabinets.
The most popular type is the Mansard style, which has a peaked roofline and is often used in Victorian homes. There is also the Doric style, which has a more traditional look and is usually used in older homes.
If you are looking for something less traditional, the restrained classical style is another option. This type of crown molding has a low profile and is often paired with other neoclassical elements like marble countertops or high ceilings(1).
Whatever style you choose, make sure to get exact measurements before ordering so you can have your cabinets perfectly fitted.
Tips to Avoid Crown Molding Mismatches
It can be frustrating when you try to match crown molding and it doesn’t quite look right. it is important to ensure that the new molding is a perfect fit. Here are a few tips to help avoid mismatches:
- Measure the old and new pieces of crown molding and make sure they are the same length.
- Make sure the new piece of crown molding fits snugly against the wall and ceiling, with no gaps or spaces.
- Check for any obstructions in the way of a perfect fit, such as wires, lamps, or door frames.
- Use a level to ensure that the new piece of crown molding is perfectly level before installing it.
- Use a caulking gun and sealant to create a gap between the new molding and the wall or ceiling, if necessary.
In conclusion, crown molding can be a difficult and time-consuming task to complete, but with the right tools and techniques, it can be done successfully. A good way to start is by measuring and drawing the outline of the molding on the wall surface.
Next, use a saw to cut out the shape of the crown molding. Make sure to use a miter saw to get accurate angles and avoid any problems down the line.