Crown molding supports a room’s design style, comes in several materials, finishes, shapes, and sizes. It aesthetically joins the wall and ceiling, tops pilasters and cabinets, and is applied to the tops of windows and doorways/entryways.
Crown molding materials used inside a home include hardwood, softwood, a wood composite, and polyurethane. Aluminum, copper and steel are typically reserved for exterior applications.
Install crown molding in any room of the house. Patterns vary between very simple and linear to stacked patterns.
Try to imagine this same blue and white entryway minus any crown molding. It would present very differently. If you’re not sure you want to install your own crown molding, an experienced handyman like Case Chester can certainly handle this project.
Color Pops and Defines a Room’s Boundaries
Look how the crown molding in these images defines the lines of the room. Though white trim is by far the most common in today’s homes, stained or painted woodwork can support the room’s design aesthetic. Whether your style is rustic, eclectic, or contemporary (as in the images shown) there is a molding to support your design.
Throw In A Few Curves
Adding curves to a room creates interest and soften the space. Walls, doorways, and window tops are all perfect spots to implement curves. If your walls are not already curved, change the shape over a doorway or window.
Crown Molding as a Design Element
Use crown molding in any number of applications as a design element. In the first image you see two parallel lines of crown molding, the lower of which could be used as a narrow shelf. In this case it sets off wallspace to frame in the wall sconces. The molding in our next photograph turns plain white kitchen cabinets into high end cabinets that look custom built. Finally, patterned molding takes on the role of artwork in this hallway.
Hide Lights Behind Trim
Your kitchen might not need a complete makeover, but a facelift might be in order! A tile backsplash and a fresh coat paint is a reasonably priced solution to give your kitchen a whole new look. Exercise caution when you select your tile and pattern. If you pick something too outside of the mainstream it could make your home harder to sell someday. White subway tile is about as safe a choice as you can go, though it never hurts to have a little fun with it!
What Type of Crown Molding Fits Your Style?
As you can see between these two bedrooms, crown molding gives a very defined and finished look to a room. Whether you choose to stack multiple layers for a wider crown, or stick to a very plain and simple design, it adds interest to any room. Even better, crown molding can boost a home’s resale value.
If you want to add crown molding or other varieties of trim to your home’s interior, get an honest quote from Bart and Vivian Burgwyn, Case Handyman Services and Remodeling in Chester, Va. Past clients swear by their high quality work and friendly, yet professional approach to every project. Schedule a free consultation today.