Archive for January, 2011

The Charm of Wainscoting

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

If you want to give your home more character, but aren’t exactly sure how to go about it, you might want to consider putting wainscoting into your home. Not only is wainscoting inexpensive, it is highly rewarding and gives your house a homey, country feel.

Since it’s winter, you might want to curl up by a crackling fire with a warm mug of coffee and a good book. Paint this picture in your mind, then make it better with your walls no longer being bare and bland, but embellished with wainscoting that fits perfectly with the style of your home.

Maybe your home is more modern. That doesn’t mean wainscoting won’t go well. There are hundreds of different styles of wainscoting that are ideal for a modern-style of home. To give you a better idea of this, picture a sunny farmhouse with white wainscoting on its walls. Then, do the same with a modern home. You see, the possibilities are endless of what kind of wainscoting could go in it! You could choose a gray wainscoting of a different style, and it would go perfectly with the decor. If you want to enhance the equity and beauty of your home, don’t hesitate to install wainscoting.

Crown Molding and the Difference it Makes

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

We’re currently installing crown molding in a home, and the more I see, the more I realize how large of a difference it can make. Even a room with bland colors and plain furniture can easily be made more elegant with crown molding.

There are dozens of different styles of crown molding to choose from. There’s a plain white, which will make even an average or spec-home look luxurious. Natural wood colored crown molding gives a nice finish to lodge-style houses.

Depending on your home, you can see which designs of crown molding appeal to you. In the home I’m installing the molding in, it is just plain white, but collaborates perfectly with the wide baseboards.

You should seriously contemplate what kind of crown molding you want to install, however, as people tend to change decor styles and replace carpet for wood. For example, a crown molding that matches the color of the carpeting will only go with that carpeting. What I mean is, if you have a green carpet and decide to put green crown molding in that room, it will only work for that carpet. If you decide to remove the carpet and put in wood later on, you’ll have to paint the crown molding a new color that fits better with the wood flooring. I would recommend considering a variety of different styles and ruling out which ones you don’t like as you go.

A second matter to think about is the width of the crown molding. A thin, slender style appeals to people who want to give the room a nice finish, but not have the crown molding be too noticeable. Wider crown molding enhances rooms and gives them a fuller, finished look, yet some people find the look too dominant and don’t care for it.

Crown molding gives a home a gorgeous look, but you should choose the style wisely. Remember, there are simple designs, and there are other designs with much more detail, such as a Victorian style. Crown molding will give your home a finished, complete touch.