Now what? Crown moldings are 1/4' to 1/2' from ceiling.

12 years ago

I'm used to seeing crown moldings either *touch* the ceiling OR the cabinets are maybe 12 to 18 inches below the ceiling (leaving room for storage on top of the cabinets).

Is a quarter- or half-inch gap (I can't tell exactly how much of a gap without getting a stepstool and the kitchen is still in combat mode...aka under construction) unusual?

It looks odd to me. But the contractor is shrugging it off. He says that sometimes they touch the ceiling, sometimes there's a gap.

I asked him if he was going to caulk it or something and he said that he could, but didn't think it was necessary.

So what's the general feeling on this? Am I off-base or would a small gap between the crown moldings and the ceiling look wrong to you?

Any suggested remedies?

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