Magic Of Moulding And Trimwork

Did you know that adding moulding and trimwork and instantly change an ordinary boring and boxy room into an elegant living space? The amount of character added with mouldings and trimwork is of great substance. Considering that most people can install moulding themselves it is a sure-fire way to add true class to any room or home. Today I would like to go over some basics with you and let me start at the most basic level. Since the 1950's simplicity has been the main factor in home builders, thus lacking in ornamental details and architectural detail. The point that I am getting at here is that moulding and trimwork are used as a design tool to add superb and remove boring. Not to mention that adding trimwork often makes the room look larger. The most common type of mouilding is casings. Casings are used to frame doors and windows. Just about every doorway has a casing around it. Go and take a look at your bedroom door. There is more than likely a casing there to frame the door and add an appealing look to the entryway. Now take a step back and imagine that doorway without the casing and the door going flush to the drywall. That would not look good at all would it?

Another good example of a casing is a window stool. That 5 inch worth of trimwork at the bottom of the window adds instant elegance to the window itself. Adding casings is not too difficult. There are a lot of guides out there. In fact, you can pick up detailed guides at your local home improvement store. Since casings are usually already there around windows and doors let's move on to some more trimwork and moulding. Crown mouldings and chair rails. These are both examples of horizontal trimwork. A crown moulding runs along the top of the wall against the ceiling. This adds instant beauty to a living space. Crown mouldings are available in many different sizes and material types. Chair rails are used as decorative trimwork to divide an ordinary wall into two different areas. This makes decoration possibilities endless.