Clients often ask, “How can I add character to my home without doing a major remodel?” I love that question! You can define your home’s character by adding or updating your trim and/or adding some decorative molding! Interior trim and decorative molding provide attitude and character. Changing trim and/or adding decorative molding is actually one of the easiest ways to upgrade a room. Let’s take a look at some different ways trim and decorative molding can define your home’s character.
Unless you have undergone a major remodel, chances are you haven’t given much thought to replacing your baseboards. Trim and decorative molding can give your home a custom look as well as define your home’s character. The wider the baseboard is, the more modern and upscale it looks.
Crown molding can also enhance and define your home’s character. Crown molding provides a transition between the walls and the ceiling. It can also be used above casings, baseboards, and even door frames. Crown molding adds dimension and angles to any wall or doorframe, and modern crown molding is something many potential buyers are looking for in their new homes.
Maybe you have a large window that you would like make more of a focal point in the room. You may have already upgraded the blinds or added draperies and hardware, but it still needs something. Adding window trim would be an excellent way to define your homes character by adding character and style to your home.
Transform Your Bathroom Mirror
You can easily transform your bathroom by revamping that builder-grade mirror! Glue on molding to frame the mirror and add an extra trim piece on the top for the perfect touch. What a simple way to add character to your bathroom!
There are so many ways you can define your home’s character with trim and decorative moldings. We have only scratched the surface! Hopefully, we have given you some ideas to get you started. Remember you can always start small.
If you are looking for an online source to research the different trim, casing, and molding options available please visit Van Dyke’s Restorers, one of our favorite sources. We also recommend you visit this great source from the home restoration expert, Bob Vila.
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