Molding – the Designer Edge
God is in the details and so is that designer look you want. Molding and woodwork are the final touches that differentiate regular cabinets from expensive custom cabinets. At CabinetReface Kitchens & Bathrooms, we know woodworking and we know just what touches to add to give you the designer look you want. Moldings give your cabinets that finished look. Raw edges just say “average”.
With our expertise in woodworking and molding, we can even take modular “box” cabinets and transform these into cabinets that look just like expensive custom made cabinets. That’s our secret. Our quality door and drawer fronts and hardware, and our “full overlay” technique, combined with our custom woodworking and moldings, let us give you the custom look at half the custom price. By “saving the good parts” and “fixing the bad parts” we give you a unique designer kitchen that fits within your budget.
- Crown Molding – Molding is really about ending things properly. For instance, where a cabinet meets a ceiling, there should be some kind of decorative crown molding to hide the raw edge. Even at the bottom of a cabinet, molding just gives it that finished look. It also serves a great purpose by camouflaging under cabinet lighting. We have many different shapes to choose from depending on the style of your cabinets.
- Light Bar Molding – One of the signature touches that makes a kitchen unique is to add a molding at the bottom of the upper cabinets. A light bar or “California” molding as it is sometimes called, provides balance to the crown molding, provides more room for under cabinet lighting, and dramatically increases the perceived value of the cabinetry.
- Picture Frame Molding – Another place cabinets end is the back. While most backs are attached to a wall, a peninsula cabinet that serves as a divider between rooms has a flat back that is exposed to the adjacent room. That’s where we add picture frame molding to break up the expanse and give it more visual appeal. The flat exposed sides and back of an island cabinet are commonly made more dramatic by adding this molding. Even kitchens without a peninsula or island can benefit from picture frame moldings on all flat cabinet sides.
- Corbels – When you install a countertop on top of a cabinet and leave overhang for a bar, there is a place where the underneath of the cabinets meet the countertop. Usually a bracket is required to support any weight placed on the countertop. Obviously, a plain metal bracket would get the job done, but aesthetics would suffer. This is where we offer beautifully carved corbels that enhance the look of the countertop/bar while serving a practical purpose.
- Wooden Feet, Posts and Legs – These pieces make your island look more like a piece of furniture than just an island. It’s amazing how the simple addition of a couple of decoratively carved legs can add an architectural flair and transform a basic island into a commanding element.