Similar to the molding you find where the wall meets the floor or ceiling, cabinet molding is a decorative piece of wood that gives cabinets a more custom finished appearance. It can be applied to the top, bottom, and any gaps between the kitchen cabinets or bathroom cabinets and the wall.
HOW DO YOU PUT MOLDING ON CABINETS?
You can add molding to your kitchen cabinets in the same way you would install molding on your wall. Kitchen cabinet factory make pre-cut molding styles to fit the RTA kitchen cabinets, or you can purchase molding and make your own measurements and cuts. Then you simply have to nail and glue the molding in place, allowing the glue to dry overnight.
To find the perfect combination of cabinet molding for your RTA kitchen cabinetry, you'll want to coordinate it with the cabinet type and door style to verify that they complement each other. See below for 9 types of kitchen cabinet molding for your renovation.
Light rail molding is used at the bottom of wall cabinets above the counter to conceal the lighting under the cabinet. Installing this type of kitchen cabinet molding for functionality as they deflect the light glare, while also adding a decorative touch. Make sure to choose a light rail molding(LRM8) that matches your crown molding to create a cohesive look.
Dentil molding is used as a decorative component on the top of wall cabinets and is also commonly used around doors and ceilings. Each block is cut using exact measurements and is installed to ensure the spacing is equal, so you'll want to double check your measurements before applying this molding.
Scribe molding is a thin piece of trim that covers gaps between kitchen cabinets and the wall. This is an easy way to solve any visible inconsistencies. It's common for the walls and ceilings to be inconsistent, so keep in mind that you might need to add scribe molding(SM8) after the installation of RTA kitchen cabinets.
Crown molding is decorative trim that is added to the top of wall cabinets. The benefit of crown molding is that it draws the eye upward, showcasing the elegance of your RTA kitchen cabinets. Crown molding(CM8) can either bond with the ceiling or allow for space above the cabinet. If you have high ceilings, leave space between ceiling and cabinets so your cabinets aren't out of reach.
OUTSIDE CORNER MOLDING
The outside corner molding covers the edges of the kitchen cabinets with a decorative touch. You need to match the height and width of your corner pieces with the molding that's extending the width of your American style kitchen cabinets to make sure that they are united. If you have a traditional solid wood kitchen cabinet imported from Vietnam, OCM8 will add a touch of sophistication.
Riser molding helps raise the crown molding so it bonds with the ceiling. Some people like to show space above the kitchen cabinets to display decorative items, but if you rather close them off and avoid the buildup of dust, risers help you close off the space if your crown molding isn't thick enough.
Base molding(BM8) adds detail at the foot of your kitchen cabinets. The proliferated edge of this type of wooden kitchen cabinet molding typically faces up introducing architectural interest and a foundation to your RTA kitchen cabinets.
Toe kick(TK8) covers the toe space of the base kitchen cabinets to allows your feet to stand closer to your workspace. TK8 is important for functionality and a clean look. You can use the same color as the kitchen cabinets.
Fillers can either fill unplanned space where the Vietnam kitchen cabinet meets the wall or can be added to avoid allowing the edge of the kitchen cabinet doors or drawers to hit the wall when opened. This may seem like minor detail, but can ensure you utilize every cabinet properly.