When it comes time to redesign a room, most people immediately think of a new coat of paint. While wall color is definitely a huge part of the personality of a room, there are also things you can add to give the space a little extra pizazz. One such element is molding, often written in the British spelling, moulding, though there is no difference except the “u”. Molding is often installed around doors and windows, as chair rail, along baseboards, and at the top of the wall where it meets the ceiling. This type of molding, where the wall meets the ceiling, is called crown molding and as a decorative element in a room, it certainly ups the personality. Crown molding also offers several benefits to your home as well.
Most homes, especially older ones, have some irregularities, especially along the ceilings. Often, these homes simply aren’t square or plumb. Most people would never notice it, but large pieces of furniture can sometimes highlight these irregularities. The flexibility of most crown molding means that it can be bent slightly to account for these irregularities and lessen their visual impact. Crown molding is an excellent way to camouflage inconsistencies and provide the illusion of even, regular ceilings.
This is a return to the original use for crown molding – hiding cracks that formed in the wall or ceiling where they meet. These minor cracks don’t impact the sturdiness of the home, but they often need something more than a little paint to cover them. Crown molding is an excellent and cost effective choice.
Increased Home Value
Today, crown molding comes in a huge variety of styles and sizes. Find one that matches the tone and style of your home, install it correctly so that the room feels finished, and it will only help your home value. With such a choice of options and many different materials at a variety of price points, crown molding offers the perfect solution to elevate the look of your rooms and the value of your home without sinking your budget.
A Finished Look
Crown molding offers a nuanced detail that finishes the look of any room. Adding crown molding will help a room with tall ceilings feel less empty, and will help any room feel more elegant and polished.
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