Using Moulding in the Home

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Whether you’re just moving into a new home or you’ve been in your home for many years, one of the most effective ways to update the look and feel of any room includes the use of trim or moulding products. The use of trim can refresh, update, or completely change the style of any room in your home.

Understand there are different types of moulding and trim

Moulding and trim products come not only in a variety of different styles, sizes, and designs, but also come in a variety of different products and finishes as well. When you begin to investigate the options for trim to use in your home consider that PVC decorative mouldings can be used in areas throughout your home as easily as traditional wood mouldings have been in the past. In many cases the use of PVC mouldings can even offer an advantage to wood or composite materials. For instance, in bathroom and kitchen installations, PVC mouldings offer the advantage of moisture and mildew resistance, something that can offer a great benefit and money saving features for longer life.

Understand the differences between finished and unfinished moulding products

Because moulding is available in a variety of materials, you can also find a variety of finishes. From unfinished natural woods, pre-treated or pre-primed woods and composite materials, and PVC or other man made materials. Consider when choosing the finish how the product will be used. If you are looking to match natural hardwood floors choosing a natural trim to coordinate may be a wise choice. Once your moulding has been chosen you can choose to complete the finish before installation. It is often much easier to paint trim before it is installed.

The primary mouldings used in a home include

Using a variety of trim options you can completely dress up a room to meet any design style you are looking for.

Baseboards are used to connect your flooring to the walls of your home and to cover any gaps that might exist between flooring and wall surfaces. They can be used to help create a more aesthetic transition.

Casings are used to accentuate or finish doorways, archways, windows or other openings in walls of your home. They can be simple functional pieces or they can be elaborately designed and add to the overall style of the room.

Crown Moulding is installed at the ceiling level of a room. Crown moulding is used as the finishing element of a room and if often added to help make a space feel more open and grand. Many homes do not dome with standard crown moulding. The addition of crown moulding can help to make any space feel updated.

Chair Rail is used to protect the wall from bumps for chairs or as a decorative transition between two different designs. It is often used to frame areas of focus on the walls of rooms in your home.

Moulding can be used alone or in combinations

While there are four traditional styles of mouldings, you can use combinations of any of them to create your own design. Consider the room you are finishing and how the moulding will appear in the room. Use small pieces in combination to see if you can create a unique design you like for the space. Often combining a double crown moulding can give you a more elegant or classical look to a space while other more simple combinations lend themselves to country or traditional styles.

The use of decorative moulding in your home offers a finishing decorative touch and can be an inexpensive way to update the look and feel of your home.

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