Crown Molding Gives Your Home a Classic, Decorative Touch

In Blog, Real Estate on July 11, 2014 by Community Expert Team
Crown Molding Gives Your Home a Classic, Decorative Touch

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, homeowners want that extra detail on the trims, and it adds some visual appeal to enhance a future sale.

 

Not only is decorative molding a budget-friendly DIY project, but it can make your rooms look more extravagant. Even though it doesn’t seem like it will make a difference – homebuyers will notice. Give your rooms that finished expensive look that they need to dress up the space.

 

Wood moldings come with a lot of options. You can choose a simple design or go more ornate – depending on the room and what type of look you are going for. Moldings also come in other materials that are more flexible such as foam, that makes the process more simple.

 

According to a HouseLogic.com article, buyers consistently rank both crown molding and chair railing in their list of most desirable decorative features they seek in a home, in an annual National Association of Home Builders survey, “What Home Buyers Really Want.”

 

A few tips about molding (according to House Logic):

 

  • 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 you’ve been wanting.

 

This local update courtesy of your Washington Township Community Expert.
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