Moulding can be used for more than just accenting ceilings and doorways. With a little bit of creativity, you can use it to completely update your kitchen without all of the demolition and down time of waiting for custom cabinetry.

Cabinet Doors

Add a brand new look to your old cabinet doors by using thin strips of crown moulding as frames. Simply choose a thin style that you can place around the edges of the door to give it dimension. The moulding can go on top of the original doors and the new assembly can be painted whichever color you choose. You can also do this for your kitchen drawers to create a more unified look.

Dress Up Your Upper Cabinets

To add some discernable interest near the ceiling, attach crown moulding around the upper face of your top cabinets. If there is extra space between the top of your cabinets and the ceiling, you can add an extra overhanging shelf above the cabinets. Paint the moulding in an accent color that looks good with your countertops and flooring place a few decorative antique pieces on the shelf to give your kitchen a homey, old-fashioned ambiance.

Giving Your Island or Built-Ins Flavor

If you have an island or pantry that extends out into your living space but remains bland, use crown moulding to add some aesthetic flavor. Thin strips of crown moulding can be used to create a frame inside the natural borders of the end wall and giving it an elegant look. This works especially well if your walls are already painted a dark or neutral color and you form the frame out of white moulding. These are just a few of the ways that crown moulding can completely change the look of your kitchen without a complete renovation. The moulding will add an interesting visual appeal and make it look like you spent a ton of money on custom cabinetry. To learn more about crown moulding options for your kitchen, visit Volterra Architectural Products or call 602-258-7373.