Crown Molding is often viewed as one of those magical fixes that you can use to accessorize your home. After installation, crown molding looks great and adds an air of timelessness to any home. Yet crown molding is not suitable for every style of home, and it certainly can be overused and misused. A house aiming for a modern look may not be well suited for crown moldings. Crown molding is only one feature of classically styled homes – most also have wainscot, baseboards, bulls-eyes, and other types of trim.
Install Crown Molding Between the Wall and Ceiling
The most popular manner of installing crown molding is to mount it where the wall and ceiling meet.
Dress Up Cabinet Soffits
Cabinet Soffits are the spaces between the top of the cabinets and the ceiling. Some homeowners decide to extend the cabinets all the way to the ceiling, eliminating soffits altogether. You can also box in the soffit space by framing it and covering it with a drywall surface. Other homeowners retain the soffits. One very simple idea is to run a strip of crown molding along the top edge of the cabinets. Similar to attaching crown molding to architectural parapets, the upper portion of the cabinet crown molding hangs freely in mid-air. Running crown molding in this fashion adds an air of distinction to any kitchen or bathroom.
Install Crown Molding Over an Interior Doorway
Trim is, of course, a necessity with interior wall openings mounted with doors. Wall passages without mounted doors do not always require trim, but installing crown molding is a good visual aid to signify and dignify the entrance to a living or dining room. Also, if one of the rooms is elaborately trimmed or has a coffered ceiling, the entrance crown molding acts as a lead-in to introduce the next room’s style.
Finish the Tops of Partial Walls
Some homes have walls that extend upward but stop short of meeting the ceiling. Crown molding can be nailed onto the edge of these protrusions to act as parapets, with the top of the crown simply floating in mid-air.
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