Crown molding is typically seen as one of those “fix-it-all” solutions that you can use around your home for a variety of projects. This is correct, in a sense, because crown molding is easy to install for the most part if you have the right set of tools.
However, there are some considerations to take into account before installing crown molding throughout your home. Crown molding is actually not ideal for all types of homes, and there are times when crown molding can be misused or overused. It all depends on your home’s style, and if the crown molding will fit with that specific style. For example, homes that maintain a modern type of style would not be the ideal fit for crown molding.
While crown molding is the perfect addition for classic-styled homes, it is also important to note that your home will not instantly have that classic style you are looking for simply by installing crown molding throughout. There are many other features to consider, including baseboards, bulls-eyes, wainscot, and other types of trim.
Installing Crown Molding Between the Wall and the Ceiling
One of the more popular options for installing crown molding is between the wall and ceiling, where the two features meet. In most cases, homeowners will join the moldings in the corners of these two features with joints (either mitered or coped). If you are looking to install a coped crown molding, it is recommended to hire the services of professional that is skilled in this area to avoid any errors or mishaps.
Installing Crown Molding in Cabinet Soffits
Another area where many homeowners often install crown molding is between the tops of their cabinets and the ceiling – otherwise known as cabinet soffits. When you install crown molding in this area, it helps to cover up any unappealing cabinet edges. With the right tools and skills, this is fairly easy to accomplish if you know what you are doing.
Installing Crown Molding for Interior Doorways
When you install interior doors in a home, there is usually a wide gap left between the actual wall and the frame of the door. This, then, requires trim to cover up the gap.
While it is not required to install the trim, it is a good idea to install crown moldings to help signal the distinction of an entryway to a specific room in the home. In addition, the crown molding helps to act as a type of introduction to the style of the next room.
Installing Crown Molding on the Tops of Partial Walls
In some homes, you will find walls that extend upwards but do not reach the top of the ceiling. In this case, many homeowners will choose to install crown molding to help finish off the edge that is hanging off the top.
By installing crown molding in this space, it helps define the space and can also come in good use if you are looking to hang lights in those areas.
Installing Crown Molding on Entry Door Headers
For exterior entry door headers, it is often an ideal option to install crown molding along the top of the door. While the top surface of the crown molding can accumulate debris like dirt or dust, it is fairly easy to clean with a vacuum hose or a long duster.
AT JC Floors Plus, we have a variety of quality crown moldings available at our showrooms in Pompano Beach and Lauderdale Lakes. Give us a call at 855-523-7587 and swing by our showrooms.