If you are looking for a way to give your home added character and architectural interest, molding might be the answer you are looking for. There are a variety of different options available to you when it comes to the molding in your home and each one is beautifully unique. Not only will molding add architectural interest to your room, but adding the right molding to your home can give your home a facelift when you feel it is looking outdated. McKay’s Painting is here to talk all about different kinds of molding and what they have to offer your home.
Purpose of Baseboards
Baseboards serve both a cosmetic as well as functional purpose. They cover the joint between the wall surface and the floor in addition to giving your room an attractive architectural element. Baseboards are the foundation for the molding in your home. They can be simple or ornate, depending on the style you are trying to achieve. Having the same baseboards throughout your home will give it flow and will be pleasing to the eye. You can paint the baseboards the same color as the walls if you aren’t wanting them to be a focal point, but many people like the baseboards to be painted another color or stained so they add dimension to the space.
Crown Molding is Not Outdated
Nothing will give your home the dramatic effect that crown molding will. Crown molding covers the space where the wall and ceiling meet. If you have a room that has little character and is nothing more than square and simple, crown molding will add an architectural element that you can’t get anywhere else. It is a classy addition to any room.
What is Casing on a Window or Door?
When you have an opening in the wall that leads to another room without any doors, you will see casing around the opening most likely. This molding frames the opening and wraps from one side of the wall, around to the other. Casing helps define a space and allow it to flow into the other room without interrupting the line of sight while doing it. You want the two spaces defined, but not completely separated and casing helps you do just that.
Should I Paint or Stain My Trim?
Many people like the look of stained molding in their home, and others prefer to have the molding painted a color that compliments the color the of the walls, like white. Recently, homeowners are finding the beauty in mixing stained molding with painted molding to add a warm, organic feel to their home.
Do Baseboards & Trim Have to Match Throughout the House?
To allow the line of sight to flow through your home, you should use consistent molding throughout it. Don’t piece together molding bit by bit. Decide on the style you are looking for in your home and stick to it.
Mold Installation & More in Ventura, Ojai, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills & Santa Barbara California
When it comes to installing molding in your home, woodworking skills are very important. When it isn’t done correctly, and there are spaces and gaps in the molding, it will be noticeable. McKay’s Painting professionals have the expertise and workmanship that is needed when it comes to installing and finishing the molding in your home. Call us today for more information.