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Upper Cabinet Soffit Seam- A MESS!

We remodeled our kitchen a few years ago installing white kitchen cabinets. We installed the upper cabinets under a large soffit in which the cabinets are recessed against the back wall.

There was a seam between the upper cabinets and soffit which was caulked and a strip placed on the cabinet at the seam to finish the look.

Well the kitchen looks okay 1/2 of the year, but during the winter months the cabinets contract downward breaking the caulk apart and leaving a an ugly 3-4 mm gap. It looks really bad and we are looking for a solution short of redoing the kitchen to fix this problem. Any ideas? Again, the cabinets are not flush with the soffit but recessed back under the soffit.

Thanks.

A. Spruce
Re: Upper Cabinet Soffit Seam- A MESS!

If the soffit is proud of the cabinets, install a quarter round or crown molding attached to the soffit only. This will allow the movement you speak of without opening up a gap. If the cabinets are flush with the face of the soffit, then use a flat molding attached to the face of the soffit only.

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