Designing your kitchen and bath is no small undertaking. After all, there are so many elements to these spaces to consider such as cabinets, countertops, plumbing, flooring, lighting to name just a few...
When it comes to designing your kitchen and bathroom one of the most important elements are the countertops. Countertops see a lot of action; in the kitchen they take some abuse from hot pans, chopping knives...
Crown molding or crown molding with decorative accents such
as rope or a basket weave pattern can complete the look of your
kitchen or bath cabinets for a furniture look or more finished
look. Carved crown moldings with custom designs are available in
some higher end cabinet lines. These molding can also be
purchased to extend around the perimeter of the room to match the
top of the cabinets, if desired.
Matching moldings can also be used to create matching vanity
Below wall cabinet treatments sometimes called light rail can
be installed at the base of the top cabinet for a more finished
look or to hide under cabinet lighting.
Corbels add elegance and sophistication to cabinet corners.
Most commonly, corbels are found on islands. They are
particularly helpful when a countertop that is thicker than a
standard countertop is used. The corbels can appear as though
they are supporting the weight of the thicker countertop or some
can actually be used as support for the weight of the countertop.
Turned posts can be used in full to create table legs or they
can be halved and applied to areas like island corners for added
decoration and dimension.
Similar to turned posts, pilasters can be applied for a more
elegant and sophisticated look. Pilasters by definition are
slightly projecting columns built into or onto a wall or cabinet.
Decorative feet are designed to make cabinets look like
furniture pieces or to give a different dimension to a special
area. For example, if the sink cabinets are pulled out past the
line of the rest of the cabinets for a more dramatic look, the
front of those specific cabinets can have decorative feet.
Decorative feet can also be found on the island or cabinets
designed to serve as a china hutch to create a furniture look.
Examples of different styles of decorative feet and legs are:
Ball and Claw feet
Queen Anne legs
Shaker style feet
Overlays can be added to areas like the kitchen hood to give
a more decorative focal point.
Wainscot panels can be used to accent the cabinetry by being
installed on the perimeter walls of the room either below the
chair rail or fully covering the walls.