One Small Room Upgrade That Adds Instant Visual Appeal
There’s a simple way to add a classic, decorative touch to your home with little to no hassle. Dating back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, crown molding has been a part of interior decorating for centuries. Nowadays, many homeowners enjoy the extra detail as it adds character and may by noticed by future buyers.
According to a HouseLogic.com article, buyers ranked both crown molding and chair railing in their list of most desirable decorative features, in an annual National Association of Home Builders survey, “What Home Buyers Really Want.”
Choose a simple design or go more ornate – depending on the room and what type of look you are going for. Typically, moldings are made of wood but also come in other flexible materials such as foam, that make the inhalation process much simpler.
A few House Logic tips about decorative molding:
- Use crown molding to make a room seem bigger and taller. But be careful about proportions. If your ceiling height is 9 feet or less, go with simpler styles to avoid overwhelming the room.
- Chair railing placed incorrectly can make a room seem out of proportion. Rule of thumb: Place chair railing at one-third the distance of the ceiling height.
- Don’t forget entryways, doors, and windows: Bump up the trim around these areas to give rooms a completed and expensive feel.
Hopefully, these tips and tricks can get you to put the little extra work into your home that will increase the look to future homebuyers or take your home to that next level.