Adding Molding to Kitchen Cabinets

To mould kitchen cabinets on your own might be time consuming but the end result would definitely make you proud of yourself. In order to mould kitchen cabinets, you need to have a proper plan and preparation, the right kind of tools and also a checklist of materials that you want to use or purchase. By adding molding to your kitchen cabinets definitely provides it with fresh face lift and also cost-efficient. Apart from that, you can also add trim to the doors and customize the kitchen cabinet\’s look as if it is a high-end model. Below are guides on how to add molding to kitchen cabinets.

What you need:

  1. Degreaser
  2. Trim molding
  3. Saw
  4. Paint
  5. Paint brush
  6. Adhesive glue


  1. The first thing that you have to do is to do some research through magazines so that you have ideas on the concept of kitchen cabinet that you prefer. The ideas will help you come up with a pattern and also allow you to choose the trim and molding of your choice that will make you satisfy for a long time.
  2. Next, you need to determine the trim style that you like before you start to remodel your kitchen cabinet. For example, in order to create a French country look, you can use thin round trim, or even choose wide flat planks to make it look like a Craftsman-style look.
  3. Always remember to note down detailed measurements of your existing kitchen cabinet doors. This also includes any other locations where you want to add the molding concept design. Besides that, you need to ensure that all of the cabinet doors are able to open and close easily before adding molding to the top of the cabinets.
  4. You can purchase your trim from your local home remodeling store and do not forget to bring along all the measurements that you have note down.
  5. Then, you have to clean the kitchen cabinets by using a degreaser because it will remove all the dirt, oil stain and cooking grease thus providing you with a clean surface in order for you to start doing your kitchen remodeling.
  6. The trim need to cut very carefully according to the correct size and then, paint or stain the trim so that it can match the colour of your cabinets before installation is done.
  7. After that, you need to remove the cabinet doors and lay them on any flat surface. The trim needs to be glued into place by using a construction adhesive. You have to allow them to dry before you start to re-hang the kitchen cabinet to its original place.

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