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Mouldings

It is difficult to say

what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.

Mouldings

It’s a great complement to any of your windows or doors.  But installing or replacing just the moulding, millwork or hardware in your home is a valuable upgrade and investment that can have a big impact all on its own.

Nothing adds fine detail, elegance and character like handcrafted mouldings, millworks and decorative hardware. Whether you’re looking for traditional, subtle elegance or exquisite, ornate detail, handcrafted moulding and millwork will give each room in your home a distinctive character and a touch of luxury.

Whether used in new construction or remodeling, adding custom mouldings and millwork is one of the most popular upgrades today.  Mouldings add aesthetic value and bring warmth to a home.  Another feature of adding mouldings is they add saleable value to a home.

Style and impression are both greatly enhanced with the simple addition of the right crown moulding, casing and baseboard.  They greatly add to the perceived value of a home and property as well.  With the right moulding combination, an ordinary entrance or room can be transformed into an inviting, warm space with depth, character, and instant appeal.

Real estate agents and designers both recommend adding mouldings to add value to a home, or to speed up a sale, especially in a down market.  The house with a winning combination of crown moulding, base and case, as well as other custom trim work, will always show better than a home lacking in them.

The good news is that adding this winning combination of mouldings does not need to be expensive, and is almost always far less than the increased value to the home.  While mouldings can be only 5% of the cost, they can add as much as 15% to the value of a home.  So really, the only question is which moulding to add?  You can be as creative as you like with your finish work, but here are a few trends that are emerging:

Thicker is better:  The thicker the moulding, the richer the look, generally speaking.  Consumers today are choosing mouldings that are at least 3/4” in thickness.

High definition:  The crispness of the lines in a profile is what makes mouldings really stand out.  Fortunately, solid wood mouldings have crisper profile lines than lesser materials such as MDF.  They also hold their high definition contrast much, much longer than soft manmade materials.

Symmetry:  Profile and color should be consistent throughout the home from room to room.  Try to maintain a style and a feel throughout.

Proportionality:  The ceiling height in a room can usually serve as a guide as to the height the mouldings should be.  A high ceiling will have taller baseboards, casings, and crowns than a standard ceiling would.