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Adding Stacked Cabinets to Existing Frameless Cabinets

We would like to add stacked cabinets on top of our existing frameless cabinets, but the cabinet maker I'm working with says they would look like an after thought because it would be very difficult to get the trim/side panels lined up properly. There is no way to put continuous trim panels up without disassembling the entire kitchen and we don't want to do that. We plan to paint all the cabinets. Any suggestions?
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Any pictures of existing?

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Pictures would help. A lot of times you can alter the design a little and put trim over where the seam is to make it look like it's always been that way. Sometimes the exposed end of a cabinet is a 1/4" piece of plywood added over the actual end panel. You just tear off the 1/4" plywood and run a full length piece there.
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Yes, here is one. You can see the trim/side panels along the wall ovens. We have the same next to the refrigerator and some other cabinets.
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Steve, I like the trim idea. I'll run that by my cabinet guy.
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Yea, seeing the picture I would just remove the trim at the top of the cabinets and put chair rail molding in it's place.
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Yes, here is one. You can see the trim/side panels along the wall ovens. We have the same next to the refrigerator and some other cabinets.
From scale of picture cannot tell much. But question is, do you want to stack on top of the top cabinet? Do you have NBA player in your kitchen or do you want a ladder like in library stack?

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Ha! Ha! George, no basketball players. I want to get my cabinet line over this window so that it looks right and to be able to add a larger crown molding. I guess the other option is to add a very tall trim to get the crown above the window, but not sure how that would look. Thoughts?
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Get your wife to thinking about this. I would add some type of decoration,, not cabinets.

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I can see going to the furrdown with cabinets. Everybody has stuff they only use once in a blue moon and the extra cabinet space is a good way to get rid of it without putting it in the attic.
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George, I AM the wife! :D I really don't want to get up there to dust decorations. And Steve, yes! If I don't add glass doors, the cabinets could store a lot of things.
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I can see going to the furrdown with cabinets. Everybody has stuff they only use once in a blue moon and the extra cabinet space is a good way to get rid of it without putting it in the attic.
Ditto for us. We use the upper cabinets to hold the serving platters and other special kitchen and dining items we use for large family gatherings on holidays and for special family events. I stand on a chair to get them down and put them back.
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