Asked on Jul 4, 2020

How to close up gap top and sides ?

LTFlipturnDeb K


13 answers
  • Mogie
    on Jul 4, 2020

    How to Fix the Gap Between the Kitchen Countertop and the Wall

  • Cynthia H
    on Jul 4, 2020

    This explains the caulk and trim methods I have used successfully:

  • For the front, get a piece of trim (wood) and attach it to the cabinet. Paint it to match. For the countertop, I'm thinking a gap-filler the use for stoves might work.

  • Mogie
    on Jul 4, 2020

    Is that large white item on the left a wall or what (the thing with the gouge in it)?

  • Betsy
    on Jul 5, 2020

    Hi Tammy: You can put a strip of molding in the gap and maybe some bull nose tile on the top edge. If the gap that's vertical is not even from top to bottom, you can get a piece of wide molding and cut it to shape. Good luck

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jul 5, 2020

    Hello. A painted piece of wooden trim molding might be suggested.

  • Redcatcec
    on Jul 5, 2020

    For the vertical gap, a piece of trim cut to fit there, for the top, you can continue the trim or get a gap filler from a diy store.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Jul 5, 2020

    Hello Tammy,

    I assume you cannot push the cabinets back to the wall, and that the wall is not plumb!

    In that case I would use a filler of timber and colour it to match cabinet. If this is only a small area you could clad the entire wall on the one side or have it plastered to be plumb!

    Best wishes, hope that's of some help to you.

  • Rose
    on Jul 5, 2020

    I've always lived in small spaces and that gap would be a great place to keep large baking sheets, or a collapsible step stool or a folding tv tray/table.

  • Deb K
    on Jul 5, 2020

    Hi Tammy, this is a large gap, but you could try to pick up a matching side splash at your home improvement store for the counter top, and for the cabinet part, just place a piece plywood on the lower part and paint it to match the cabinet. This seems to be the best fix and I think it will look great! The link I attached shows the different side splashes available,

  • Flipturn
    on Jul 5, 2020

    Re: link above

    The gap between the wall and the vanity is way too large to be filled in with caulking.

  • LT
    on Jul 9, 2020

    I did a gap at our old house. I used a piece of trim in the front cut to fit and wood putty to hid any line, sand and painted. The counter top I did the same way trim board but I dropped it down enough to add decorative tiles. I also took those tiles over the wood back splash. It really dressed up the counter and looked lovely.

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