If you are planning an interior renovation, you probably have a lot of design ideas floating in your head. Whether you’re flipping through a design magazine, browsing the web, or glued to HGTV, there are a lot of stunning renovations to serve as inspiration. One thing you may have noticed are crown mouldings on the ceiling, a chair rail midway up the wall, or upgraded baseboard mouldings. Together, these and other upgraded features are known as trim carpentry. Here’s how trim carpentry can enhance the look of any space as part of an interior renovation, and add value to your home:
Crown moulding is a decorative trim found where walls meet the ceiling. It can be found in any room, though it is most common in dining rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms. The beautiful thing about crown moulding is that it can take an otherwise plain room and instantly add a much-needed touch of character and class. Crown moulding can be simple and narrow yet sophisticated, or it can be complex and ornate. It is usually made out of wood, but crown moulding can also be fashioned out of plaster, coated foam, or plastic. The cost will, of course, depend on the size of the room, the height/depth of the moulding, and the complexity of the design. If you are planning an interior renovation and want to add a distinctive finishing touch, you should definitely investigate crown moulding.
Chair Rail Moulding
The exact history of chair rail moulding is disputed. Some say that it was used to protect delicate plaster walls from being damaged by chair backs. Others point to the use of chair rails by Romans and Greeks to divide the wall in a visually appealing way. No matter the history, chair rails enhance the look of any room. They are most commonly found in dining rooms, but can be placed anywhere in the house depending on your preference. As with crown moulding, chair rails can be simple or ornate. They can be a basic strip divide the wall in two, or they can include a detailed lower panel beneath the rail.
Baseboards are a very basic feature in homes to cover up where the floor meets the bottom of the wall. But beyond serving this basic function, they can also be upgraded as a decorative element. In fact, a plain room can easily be upgraded in an affordable fashion with the addition of custom baseboards.
Call us at Prism Interiors to discuss how to combine these three trim carpentry upgrades to get the right look in your home. Together we’ll come up with the perfect finish to your interior renovation.