What to do with the gap between kitchen cabinets and wall?

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  1. daisy12345

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    Hi all, we are repainting the old kitchen in the house we moved into a year ago, and I'm wondering if there is anything we can do about the big gap between the kitchen cabinets and the tiled wall? It's quite a big gap so not sure if caulk can be of any use, though seems like the previous owner did try that? Thanks!
     

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    Eventually figured out that the Gap is from the Bottom of the Wall Cabinets to the Wall Tiles. :)

    Can you see it from where you would normally stand? I can't in my Kitchen.
    If not, you could leave it.

    Might be able to fill it with Silicone
    Or silicone/glue something like this in to cover the Gap

    https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-PVCu-White-Quadrant-17-5-x-2500mm/p/162617
     
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    Thanks a lot! My 6ft partner never complained about it, but me being 5ft tall told him that I look at it all the time! :unsure::unsure:
     
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    I am about 6ft and we have trims/lights under the Cabinets.

    It would annoy me if I could see it !
    Should be able to tidy up easily/cheaply enough.
     
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    I'd put a nice piece of beading underneath. You can buy self sticking stuff that you cut to size.
     
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    For the joint between wall and cupboards I 'd recommend Plastic beading or Scotia both of which are easily available. Once that's in place you could add a 'Pelmet' to the underside of the cupboards, say about inch&1/2 (35mm) deep and have strip lights behind it for more light in the kitchen working area.
     
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    Or you can use a piece of matching cornice, if you can find it.

    Some like to screw a strip to the wall so the cabinets are resting on it, which lines them up while you adjust the hangers.
     
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    Much cheaper from Eurocell,com - I don't have a gap, because I trimmed the worktop to be a very tight fit to the wall, but I don't like silicon to tidy it up. Instead I used the quadrant from Eurocell, stuck in place with sealant, then the surplus cleaned off. In addition, I used it around the bath - It makes for a nice easy to clean surface.
     
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