How to fit kitchen cornice on cupboards?

To maintain the protection from the top portion of kitchen wall units, we can fix the kitchen cornice on cupboards. It provides additional security to units from humidity and damage and fixed at an angle of 45 degrees. Along with it, stylish and fashionable looks come out from the kitchen cornice.

 

What is a kitchen cornice?

  • A Cornice is an additional piece of material fixed at the top of a kitchen wall unit.
  • It covers the space between the ceiling and the upper part of a unit mounted over the wall.
  • Different designs, styles and materials used on cornice leave an impactful and gorgeous finish to a kitchen wall unit.

 

Materials used in the making of a Kitchen Cornice

Designers make use of a variety of materials having unique properties to make a kitchen cornice. Since cornice is well known for providing decorations and a modern look, expensive and standard matter utilizes for the manufacturing part.

  • PVC
  • Wood
  • Marble
  • Polystyrene
  • MDF
  • Plaster

 

Kitchen Cornice can be fitted easily with the help of some basic tools and tips. Tools required fitting a kitchen cornice on cupboards:

  • Cornice
  • Measuring tape
  • Marker
  • Sandpaper
  • Square gauge
  • Adhesive liquid
  • Screwdriver

 

Directions to fit a kitchen cornice

  1. Measure the area you need to fit a cornice; you can use a measuring tape to do so.
  2. Calculate the total length and height you require for a cornice.
  3. Keep a note of recorded measurements and trim the material as per the requirements.
  4. Usage of a Square gauge or a mitre block helps in getting more precise angles at corner joints.
  5. Cut the angles exactly at 45 degrees to have the correct fitting in corners.
  6. Attach the cornice above the wall units with nails or adhesive.
  7. In addition to it, you can sand the top of a cornice for furnishing the look.

 

Some additional tips to fit a kitchen cornice

  1. Clean the top surface of a cupboard to make a smooth way of fixing the attachments easily.
  2. You can also take out the old, damaged surface if installing a cornice on the existing cupboard.
  3. Dip a cloth into water mixed with a cleanser and wipe off all the specks of dust and insect wastage from the corners and sides.
  4. The Cornice is having similar material and relatable design with the doors of cupboards that stands out seamlessly in a kitchen.
  5. After finishing the fitting, apply lacquer for a contemporary look.

How to fit a kitchen corner post?

The Corner post is attached to make some space between the corner storage units of a kitchen. Sometimes a designer skips the part to make a corner post between the two units that leads to striking the doors and handles to each other while opening the cabinets.

Need of a kitchen corner post

Corner Units can come in contact with each other when using the cabinets, causes damage to the material. To resolve the issue, a filler is made according to the size and then fitted in the corner of a kitchen.

  • The kitchen corner post is made in two parts, fitted to both corner units.
  • The material and design can be customized according to the requirements of the present kitchen cabinets.
  • Typically, corner posts are of similar material and finish that the doors of the kitchen cabinets.

 

How to fit a kitchen corner post

If you have U-shaped Kitchen you need to fix corner posts at both corners, which means 2 corner posts.

In case, your kitchen follows the L-shaped design, you only need to fix a single corner post to enhance the movement of kitchen corner cabinets.

 

Preparation

  • Keep out all the items placed inside the cabinets to make an open space for fitting.
  • Remove the doors of the cabinet units, it will further make the task rapid and easy.

 

Measure and cut the material

  • Measure the gap between the two cabinets and mark the accurate points on the piece of corner post material.
  • Cut the required size corner post with the reference to the marks.
  • Carefully use a handsaw or a jigsaw to cut out the material into two pieces.

 

Trim and smooth the pieces

  • Trim the pieces if required.
  • Smooth the edges and sides with the help of filler or sandpaper

 

Attach the pieces

  • Using an adhesive, you can now fix both pieces together.
  • Keep in mind to fix them in such a way that the pieces make an L-shape.

 

Drill the holes

  • To attach the corner post, you need to make holes in the cabinet.
  • The purpose of making holes is to fix the corner post to the storage units using screws.

 

Fix the corner post

  • Support the corner post by using a clamp and start fixing the screws.
  • Secure the corner post with screws from both top and the bottom.

How to cover kitchen cupboard doors with vinyl?

Covering a kitchen cupboard with vinyl paper is a new fashion that makes an updated and smooth look to the cupboards. Vinyl coatings provide inexpensive and efficient solutions for damaged cabinets.

The cabinet stores all small and big things in a kitchen and remains in use all day. Wear and tear can cause the surface to be worn out and dull for many practical reasons. In this case, instead of fixing a new cupboard, you can furnish the surface with vinyl.

  • Vinyl papers are readily available on the market at cost-effective prices.
  • they are durable, easy to handle, attach and remove.
  • People prefer vinyl paper coverings because it is a straightforward and economical choice.
  • They come in different designs and textures. Some of the designs are:
  1. Floral prints
  2. Glossy prints
  3. Marble structures
  4. Woody finish
  5. Plane papers
  6. Colourful vinyl papers

Steps To Cover Kitchen Cupboard Doors With Vinyl

Vinyl transforms the entire look of a kitchen. You can easily attach the vinyl yourself by reading the further guide.

1. Remove the cupboard door

  • Vinyl can be pasted more frequently if the cabinet door is removed before the process.
  • Unscrew the hinges using a screwdriver.
  • Place the attachments somewhere safe to prevent misplacement.

2. Remove the handle

  • The second thing to keep in mind when covering the vinyl closet is to take the door handle off to ensure that the paper can be glued evenly across the entire surface.
  • Turn the screw counter-clockwise and keep them in a safe place.

3. Clean the door

  • Clean your cabinet door thoroughly by using a good detergent or cleaner.
  • Soak a sponge in water and clean the door surface properly.
  • Remove any dirt, stains and patches from the material to obtain a smoother vinyl texture. It will let the vinyl binds more strongly.
  • A dirty surface is not easy to be fixed to a vinyl, proceed with this step perfectly.

4. Measure the door

  • Now you can make measurements from the area you wish to be covered with vinyl.
  • Using a measuring scale, calculate the accurate length and width.
  • Mark the points on the vinyl sheets.

5. Cut the Sheets

  • Make an elegant cut using a pointed knife on the vinyl.
  • You can also use scissors directly above the marking points and cut the sheet.

6. Paste the vinyl

  • The cupboard is now ready to have a new look. Position on a safe and empty table.
  • Paste the vinyl over the desired area.

7. Remove the air bubbles

  • Remove the air trapped into the sheets by pressing it down on the surface.
  • Lightly move your hands and fingers over the sheets to make sure they are airtight.

8. Leave the door

Well done!

  • You can now leave the door for 3-4 hours to let the paste sink in.
  • The sunlight can rapid and enhance the attachment process.

9. Fix the handles

  • Screw the handles in place using a screwdriver.
  • Double-check the position of the grips.

10.Fit the cupboard

  • Attach the hinges to the inner cabinet and door with care.
  • Tighten the screws using a screwdriver.