Our newly-remodeled kitchen continues to come together bit by bit. We're now working on some of the finishing touches to make it look complete.
Two of the quick kitchen projects Joey worked on this weekend included putting up the crown molding around the top of the cabinets and adding cabinet hardware to the doors and drawers. These may seem like minor details, but they give the kitchen a completely different look.
Here is a picture of the cabinets with no crown molding (you can see the gap between the top of the cabinets and the ceiling) and no cabinet hardware. Still nice looking, but kind of bare.
Now, here is a picture of the lower cabinets with the cabinet hardware. Hardware is like the jewelry of the cabinets - it just adds that bit of bling needed to dress it up.
We used bin pulls for the drawers and knobs for the doors.
The drawer pulls have kind of a square shape rather than the traditional round shape - it adds a slightly modern touch and matches the other square finishes in the kitchen. The pulls were purchased from Menards.
The door knobs also have a square-ish look because they're shaped like an octagon rather than being perfectly round. The knobs were also purchased at Menards.
Here is a shot of the crown molding around the top of the cabinets above the stove. Since it bridges the gap up to the ceiling, it makes the cabinets look even taller than they already are.
Here is an example of the cabinet to the left of the sink. You can see that we chose to only wrap the crown molding around the cabinet and not continue it around the rest of the ceiling. This helps the cabinets stand out on their own and appear like a built-in feature of the kitchen.
The longest consecutive stretch of cabinets is across from the sink. The crown makes the biggest difference along this section of cabinets.
To be honest, adding crown molding and cabinet hardware are 2 of the cheapest ways you can dress up your kitchen and make it feel updated and high-end. And these projects don't take much time (if you know how to cut crown molding with a mitre saw).
So, this is just a small segment of what we accomplished this weekend. How about you? Any kitchen projects cooking in your mind that you'd like to implement? Do tell!