We are giving our laundry room a makeover! Most of the makeover is painting, but we also did this really inexpensive modification to our cabinets that has taken them to a whole new level(get it?) By simply using some wood and molding to bring the cabinets to the ceiling, we changed the look of the entire room! You can easily extend your cabinets too!
This project was very simple. It took Mike less than an hour. He wrote up some simple instructions on how to do it so that you can do it at home! Here are the simple instructions on how to extend your cabinets to the ceiling:
In the 1980’s when our house was built cabinets were shorter than they are now. Builders often hung them from soffits or just left the space above them open. Much taller cabinets are in style now like the ones that Joanna Gaines always installed on Fixer Upper .
Those cabinets are gorgeous, but we found a way to make ours look much taller and more modern without ripping them out. Here are instructions on how to extend your cabinets to the ceiling and get that farmhouse look we all love.
Supplies to Extend Your Cabinets:
1”x8”x6’ pine board
Crown molding of your choice 6’
Decorative molding of your choice 6’
Scrap 1”x2” wood for cleats
Miter saw or hand saw
Brad nail gun
Cut several Cleats out of scrap wood.
Glue and nail them in place behind the existing panel of the cabinet.
Glue and nail to the side walls for upper support making sure they would be level to keep the extension face plate level with existing cabinets.
The cleats will be what will support the extension faceplate.
Measure and cut to length,the extension face plate. I am using a 1×8 cut to length in this case. Nail to cleats
Cut to length the crown molding. Then glue and nail into top of extension faceplate.
Cut to length the decorative molding and nail into place over the area where the cabinet and extension faceplate meet.
Fill nail holes.
Sand cabinets, new extension and molding.
Prime and paint.
I just love how this turned out! If you want to see our full laundry room makeover you can find it here!
If you want to try this DIY Pin this post for later!
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