the benefits of moulding and trims

A great finishing touch to any kitchen can be moulding. These architectural features can be used to transform a flat pack kitchen, giving it a custom feel.

Mouldings are a decorative architectural feature that can be used to hide gaps, appliances and lighting, transition cabinetry or just add a decorative flair. Depending on the style of your home this can take on various designs.

The added detail on top of the cabinetry can make a statement or simply elongate the kitchen cabinetry. In older houses decorative mouldings can go a long way to making your kitchen fit with other traditional architectural elements in the home.

design tip - adding a moulding to the top of wall cabinetry not only helps achieve a finished look, but can create a space for additional storage

Using a timber moulding can be a great way to merge your cabinetry with the ceiling! Keep in mind that your ceiling may not be perfectly level so you may need to shape the moulding to fit in above your cabinetry.

Mouldings can also be a great way to finish off the top of your wall cabinets even if it doesn’t meet your ceiling. You can also add a finishing touch to the top of your wall cabinets by using a kickboard or even off-cuts from your benchtop

how to use trims

A trim installed underneath your wall cabinets is a great way to disguise under-cabinet lighting or an integrated rangehood. Just be sure that if you are installing near a cooktop, you double-check the cooktop specifications to make sure you leave enough clearance between the hob and any flammable material.

Finally, small trims such as quad or scotia, can be a great way to cover up any gaps against walls without the need for long messy beads of filler.

We hope these tips have been useful and will help guide the finishing touches to your next kitchen renovation! For more inspiration and ideas have a look at our kaboodle masterclass series and visit our design blog or follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.