Updating kitchen cabinets with crown molding

13 Mar

As you can see we had toppers added to extend the height of the cabinets to the ceiling. Friends, if you ever find yourself contemplating whether or not to have your kitchen cabinets extend to the ceiling, DO IT. Brad and I also installed dimmable under-cabinet lighting. We also had hardware installed– regular knobs for the doors and cup pulls for the drawers.

A router is used to cut the laminate where the cabinet doors and drawers are located.

Crown molding was turned upside down and added to the tops of the cabinets. In it's place I opted for bead board along with a piece of crown molding to visually connect the two sets of upper cabinets.

We turned it upside down since there isn't any open space above our cabinets. Then we installed floating shelves to give things a more modern cottage look.

I was beginning to like the space a little better, but at this point I felt like it was looking to country cottage instead of the modern cottage look I was going for. We eventually removed the arch piece completely and removed the section of paneling that connected the two upper cabinets above the sink. When we added our laundry room on a few months ago, unfortunately we had to lose the window.

After two coats of paint, in Behr's swiss coffee, and new hardware and hinges, in a brushed nickle finish, they were looking like this.

Definitely an improvement but still lacking the character I was going for.

Going from oak to white also helps make the room look bigger and bright.

And I love how the white cabinets look with the Mint Condition (Sherwin-Williams) paint color on the walls.