Certain questions tend to come up regularly to our salespeople, and we thought we might share a few of them with you. Today’s question concerns something you might not have thought a lot about: the undersides of your cabinets.
Q: Should I finish the undersides of my cabinets to match?
A: Most often they will be under the sight line, so it’s really a matter of preference. If you choose from a semi-custom or full custom line, they will not be raw wood anyway.
Face frame cabinets normally have a 3/4″ recess underneath. Depending on the manufacturer, this can either be finished at the factory to match the doors, or the recess can be eliminated and a flush finish bottom applied instead. Frameless or European-style cabinets have a flush bottom already, but you must specify if you want it finished (usually a special option).
Tip: If using undermount lighting, you may want to consider a piece of decorative moulding to bring the sight line down.
If you have any questions you’d like to see answered here on the LK blog, we welcome your submissions!