Skinny crown moulding dilemma
rhsmith719
September 8, 2013
I'm going to be renovating my kitchen starting this week. My new cabinets will go up to the ceiling with crown above. This large window is complicating things. Should I stick to the same size moulding shown below or can I make it thicker so that the new crown would rest on top of the window trim?
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Karin Madgwick
The crown moulding needs to be matching. If you can replace the crown moulding shown in the photo it would be great to increase the width but you really need to have matching moulding right through the house.
    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 4:57AM
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SAI Contracting
I am guessing that you will have cabinets on either side of this window. If so, you can make a flat cut on the jambs and put a larger 1 x across the top of the window filling the width of the cabinet. Then you can return the cabinet crown around the top of the window. Most times we hold the cabinets far enough off the window jambs to just return the crown to the wall.
Here is what that looks like
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rhsmith719
Actually there will be no cabinets on that wall. The window sits right against the corner. There is a few inches of drywall that you see on the right and then it's the back door.
1 Like    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 5:42AM
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rhsmith719
Forgive the mess. I'm packing everything away.
    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 5:47AM
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SAI Contracting
If there is nothing to limit what you do, other than the ceiling, you should look at some interesting trim package to use the window as an accent. A wise Architect once told me if i can't hide it, Flaunt it!
Have Fun
    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 5:48AM
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SAI Contracting
The window really is too big for the space.
    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 5:49AM
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rhsmith719
I know, I know. The window is too big. The previous owner installed it a few years ago. It's not in the budget to replace it. I appreciate your ideas though!
    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 6:07AM
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Fred S
Something like this.
    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 7:14AM
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rhsmith719
Fred, any chance you can email me a larger size image of the pictures above? My contractor is having a hard time visualizing what I'm asking him to do. rebeccasmith719@gmail.com
    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 8:36AM
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Fred S
Sure.
    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 8:47AM
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Genevieve
You could replace it with something like this if you wish
http://painttrack.com/wp-content/gallery/interior/img_3178.jpg
    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 8:58AM
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JRH76
Genevieve's example looks really nice and looks like it would be the most economical way to do it.
    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 9:05AM
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kcar66
Have you seen pictures where the crown is on the ceiling?? AWESOME idea!!
    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 9:06AM
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kcar66
Hope this works...here is a pic...
    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 9:15AM
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rhsmith719
Thanks so much for the ideas
    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 4:04PM
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