When the house was brand new. The cabinets looked short and cheap.
Painting the kitchen a warm orangey/terra cotta color helped warm it up, but the cabinets just weren't "popping."
After paint. (The color is not quite so saturated as the picture indicates.)
So I decided to do something about it. I tracked down the maker of the cabinetry, and a few phone calls later, had ordered matching crown molding, a taller cabinet for over the range, and had one of their installers on the way to the house. Once he had installed the new cabinet and trim, $80 bucks worth of oil-rubbed bronze hardware and a half hour with the drill finished the space off. And the results were dramatic:
The trim really gave the cabinets a level of detail they needed. And the taller cabinet over the range made the kitchen look much higher-end.
The new cabinet and trim cost less than $500--a fraction of what the builder wanted just to add the crown!
As always, I am linking up to the Metamorphosis Monday party at "Between Naps on the Porch" click on over there to see more great Before-and-Afters!
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