I really love the look of Staggered cabinets,
I just didn’t care for the price tag.
After reading a very detailed instructional from The Lettered Cottage, we were inspired. We drew out lots of rough drafts and looked through countless kitchen magazines and decided to achieve the look on our own.
Remove existing trim and molding on top of the cabinets.
Build a box using pine plywood in a smooth finish.
Anchor the box to the top of your existing cabinets.
Apply new crown and nail to the top of your boxes.
*We went with a double stacked baseboard on the bottom and crown on the top of the baseboard.
Click Here for a video tutorial on how we installed double stacked crown molding
Nail small wood trim to hide the seams between the old cabinet and the new addition.
Caulk away, hiding all imperfections.
Now the fun stuff!
This project came with lots of trial and error. You definitely need to be on the tolerant side if you are taking this on yourself. When something did not look right we took it down and started over. This is your time to get creative.