Tip using crown molding blocks for trim. Whether it be crown molding or base molding in a room where you may not be able to cut angles or the trim was cut too short. I also used crown molding blocks to transition between different sizes of trim in my kitchen crown molding. These blocks come in different sizes and I found the small size at my local home store which were ready to put up and inexpensive. From the pictures you can see I could not do my crown molding the same all the way around the kitchen because the cabinet doors were not the same height so I used these crown blocks to transition from cabinet to wall.
The reason for the differences in the space between ceiling an cabinet? At the time we bought and had to gut the kitchen, we did not have $8,000 for new cabinets. So I compromised and bought the floor model and take outs of wood cabinets from a cabinet warehouse that dealt with new homes and remodels. I saved a ton of money and after I painted my cabinets it is very hard to tell that they once were different styles and finishes.
For the professional out there, I know you may cringe at this idea of using crown blocks. However, for the DIYer on a budget this is a very doable and low cost way to install crown molding especially if you cannot cut the angles of crown molding (or have an area where you need to combine different sizes of trim in a room). This tip could work for you. As you can see form the photos, these crown blocks worked really well and the trim around the kitchen flows and looks great.
Crown molding can hide any blemishes where the ceiling and wall meet plus give the room a very finished look and feel. You can check out how I cheated on my crown molding for around $110 and the impact it had on my kitchen makeover.
I hope I have inspired you to think outside the box and tackle that project you have put off. Thank you for stopping by!
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