Crown molding is an ornamental element created out of decorative molding installed where the wall meets the ceiling. It is also used atop and around doors, windows, pilasters, cabinets, and baseboards. The most common molding materials are wood or plaster, but polyurethane is also available.
The purpose of crown molding is to cover the gaps and cracks where walls and ceilings intersect. Crown molding is a versatile decorative finishing element that acts as a frame for capping cabinets, columns, and, most often, interior walls, at the point where the wall meets the ceiling. In addition, crown molding is purposefully installed at the baseboards to pull together your design at the bottom of your walls.
Crown molding adds value to your house by serving as a decorative element in a room, making your home seem more elegant and refined. Crown molding can lead to a positive ROI depending on how much you have invested in the project. Adding crown molding is a cost-effective means for homeowners to increase their resale price. Crown molding has the ability to make the room look larger and accentuate your paint color. Crown molding is an excellent elegant cover-all especially for older homes experiencing cracks in their ceiling corners.
Crown molding makes a room look bigger by helping lift the space, drawing your eye up to make the ceiling feel higher. In general, crown molding makes the room seem taller and larger. Depending on the width, color, and style of crown molding, the room can also look smaller. For example, the wide, contrasting, and ornate molding will make a room with short ceilings appear smaller. Conversely, thin, color-matched, and simple molding will blend the walls into the ceiling in a smooth transition and make a room look bigger.
Crown molding does not need to exactly match baseboards. We recommend the molding have a similar element to help create a cohesive look. You can make your crown molding and baseboard matching using one of these elements: color, style, or size.
Yes, we offer free estimates. The estimator will come to visit your home as soon as possible, in compliance with the client’s convenience of course.
Yes, we recommend wainscoting for basements and bathrooms. Wainscoting can help a bathroom look refined and sophisticated. It’s an alternative to wall tiles and suited for basements that aim for a welcoming decor like a living room.
For 8-foot ceilings, the Trim Team recommends crown molding sized 2-1/2″ to 6″ tall with no picture mold. In order to choose an appropriate crown molding size and style, use the square footage and level of formality of the room.
Crown molding should be flush with the ceiling however it does not always have to touch the ceiling. For a fun effect, install crown molding only against the wall and move it downward a few inches.
White is often used for ceilings because it provides a spacious feeling and it is very compatible with all wall colours. An intense colour on the ceiling, say red for example, will dominate the room and feel overpowering. A white ceiling will reflect the actual natural light and will make the room appear bright. The ceiling reflects light more than the other four walls so changing the color of your ceiling can greatly affect the amount of light in the room.
We do not use glue to install our crown molding. Therefore, we will nail up our crown molding typically, with a 2” finishing nail and a compressor and finishing gun.