Add Value and Charm To Your Home With Mouldings
Are you looking for an easy and economical way to add value and charm to your home? A great way to do that is by installing new or upgrading old mouldings. There are various types of mouldings and many styles to choose from. The most common mouldings that you could add to your home or upgrade are: crown moulding, chair railing, wainscoting, baseboards, panels, and casings. Even a plain, bare room can look elegant with a creative use of mouldings. Use moulding to give charm and character to any room without the expense of a remodel.
It is important to choose the right mouldings for your home. When selecting the mouldings, consider the style and decor of your home to ensure cohesion. The most popular moulding styles are modern, traditional, country and victorian. A combination of 2 or more types of mouldings can completely modify a space. Moulding can also be used to accentuate a piece or area you want more attention. In case you are not too familiar with the types of mouldings available and how they look, here is a little run down:
Crown Moulding – a type of moulding installed where a wall or cabinet joins the ceiling. This type of moulding can add a lot of charm and value to your home. Want to remodel your kitchen but simply can’t fit that into your budget? Then add crown moulding to the top of your cabinets and give them a completely new look.
Baseboard – a type of trim installed where the walls meets the floor. Most homes already have them installed simply because they are a must in every space. However, baseboards have changed tremendously over time and some can look very outdated. Upgrading your baseboards can give your home a completely new look and add a lot of character.
Chair-rail – a type of moulding installed at 1/3 of the wall height. This decorative moulding adds refinement and proportion to a room. It also helps to protect your walls from damage. Most people install them in dining rooms to add to the decor and prevent chairs from bumping into the walls.
Wainscoting – a combination of decorative boards or panels and moldings that extend partway up a wall’s face. This type of moulding can add a lot of character to a room and, like the chair-rail, can also protect your walls. They are well suited for rooms that take a lot of wear and tear such as eating areas, hallway & stairways, and family rooms.
Casings – a type of molding typically used to trim the perimeter of windows and doors. Casings are used primarily to cover the gap between drywall and the door or window frame. They are generally smaller and thicker than the base moldings. Casings define the overall character of a room and are often the most visible part of the trim.
Panels – a type of decorative moulding used to accentuate an area. Panels can be used around a piece of art or mirror to bring attention to the piece. They can also be added to a plain wall to create decorative boxes that have a different texture or color on the interior.
At PhD Painting we help our customers choose the moulding that best suites their home’s style and decor. We believe that mouldings add a personal touch to the home and helps infuse the homeowner’s personality to their home. If you are looking to upgrade or add new mouldings, give us a call for a free estimate!
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