One of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to remodel your kitchen is to upgrade the kitchen cabinets. Changing the molding and decorative trim around the edges of your cabinets is a great upgrade. This is a very popular remodel because it is affordable. It is even more affordable if you are able to do the work on your own. This article will explain how to install trim around your existing cabinets.

Remove the Old Molding

The first step is to remove your old cabinet molding. To do this, you will just need a couple of flathead screwdrivers, a utility knife and a hammer. Cut the caulk line away from the molding with the utility knife. Then, you can force the screwdrivers underneath the molding by gently tapping the handle with a hammer. Once the screwdrivers are underneath the molding, you can pull the handle, prying the molding away from the cabinet.

Install the New Molding

Once your old molding is removed, you can start to install the new product. First, you need to cut the molding pieces to size. First, take measurements of the cabinets surfaces that will have molding. You may want to make the initial cut 1" longer than needed. Then, you can hold the piece up and mark it with a pencil. This will make it easier to get the most accurate cut.

The best tool for cutting molding is a compound miter saw. The compound saw allows you to cut the 45 degree angle that you will need in the corners. To install the molding, you will need an pneumatic nail gun with 2" finish nails. These nails are small enough that they will not leave behind large holes in the molding. This makes them easier to cover with wood filler when all is said and done.

Finishing the Job

The final step is make the molding blend in with the rest of the cabinet. Fill the holes with basic wood filler. Since they are so small, you can just spread the filler with your fingers. Then, you can rub away any excess with a cloth or paper towel. You do not need to sand the filled holes if you wipe away the excess before it dries. Finally, you can paint or stain the molding to match with the rest of your cabinet. Some people take this opportunity to simply repaint their entire cabinet system to give their kitchen a brand new look.

No matter what you decide, you will have much more stylish and modern cabinets in your kitchen with this great upgrade. For more information, contact Canlik Kitchens Inc. or a similar company.