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need help for den/kitchen

DonnaDecember 26, 2012
We have a large kitchen bar that has much needed overhead cabinets.. so no demo. How do I make the back side of upper and lower cabinets more attractive to look at when you are sitting in the den?
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One option is to install wainscoting on the backs of the cabinetry to give a more finished look.
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 8:41AM
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Interiors International, Inc.
Adding picture frame molding and stain it to match that great wood color. This will add an architectural element and still not add visual weight.
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 8:48AM
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I would cover it with drywall and paint it to match the den walls.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 9:05AM
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I agree with painting it to match the den..the flow would be better
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 9:10AM
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Lynn Oxenford
More options are , tile it with a thin light weight mosaic glass, or wood veneer sheets. There's also beautiful textured copper sheets, decorative textured glass, even exotic basket weave tiles in wood finishes. The choices are limitless, email me of you want information on where to look at these items .
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 9:52AM
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thank you all so much. More ideas than I have thought of.
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 11:12AM
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LM Designers
I agree with groveraxle, make it go away. You don't want them to be a focal point.
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 11:17AM
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If you can reinstall, make them double-sided with a nice obscured glass door. Repaint or re stain to make cohesive with all cabinets.
1 Like    Bookmark   Thanked by Donna    December 26, 2012 at 11:17AM
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we wanted to rip it out and open the kitchen to the den but due to extensive floor damage ( brown fungus that ate the subfloor in the den) we are out of funds for a kitchen redo). i am like a lot of these ideas...as its a huge wood elephant in the room when in the den.
    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 4:54AM
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