Gap between cupboards and ceiling (how to hide)

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Old 02-02-18, 08:44 AM
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Gap between cupboards and ceiling (how to hide)

Looking for suggestions on how to hide a gap between the cupboards and ceiling. Was thinking some type of mdf on sides and some melamine striping in front of cabinets...thoughts? pics attached.

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Old 02-02-18, 09:17 AM
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Yikes. Only thing you can do now is maybe get some Trimquick.

https://www.amazon.com/White-TrimQui...70_&dpSrc=srch
 
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Old 02-02-18, 01:31 PM
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With an traditional cabinet where there is visible cabinet frame around the door it would be a simple job to conceal the gap with molding. Since your doors cover the full face of the cabinet there isn't much you can do. You can fill the gap between the cabinet box and ceiling but the door will still show the pie shaped gap. You can install molding to conceal the gap above the filler piece above the microwave.

I never install cabinets like yours flush against the ceiling or soffit for exactly the problem you are having. They can even sometimes have trouble with the door hitting the ceiling. Cabinets like yours are best when there is a foot or more gap between the cabinet and ceiling where the open space conceals minor alignment issues.
 
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Old 02-02-18, 04:26 PM
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Well, it sure would have helped if the soffit was level. A 3/4" filler would have been installed on top of the cabinets (before they were installed) so that they could be jacked up tight to the soffit... that would keep the doors off the lid and there would have been room for a moulding to be installed affterward.

I'm assuming this is a basement and that the wall cabinets are already too low.
 
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correct it is in a basement. I wish the guy we hired would have at least put some trim up to make it look good....
 
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Old 02-10-18, 01:10 PM
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You going to need something thin that can be installed along the top of the cabinet behind the door.

First thing I though of was a strip of Formica, same color as the cabinets glued in place to fill the gap with a bead of caulk at the upper edge next to the soffit.
 
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Old 02-10-18, 04:47 PM
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That's basically what trim quick is like... but its white vinyl and is self adhesive.
 
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