Transform the Look and Feel of Your Home with Molding 

An Overview from Your Painting and Finishing Experts in Philadelphia

If you are looking for a simple, yet effective way to transform your home’s interior, molding may be the perfect solution for you. Molding installation can instantly take a room from blah to beautiful, providing homeowners with an inexpensive way to add character and visual interest. Traditionally used as a cover-up for gaps and imperfections around the home, molding has come a long way. Now, it serves a much more design-oriented purpose, turning plain rooms around the home into polished and sophisticated spaces. 

How to Upgrade the Interior of Your Home with 3 Common Types of Molding 

When it comes to molding, baseboards and crown molding are generally two of the most common images that come to mind. However, today’s moldings include options that can be installed in a variety of places – all of which have the power to truly upgrade your living space with minimal effort and expense. 

Read on to explore a few of the most common types of molding and discover how you can use them to transform the interior of your own home:

  • Baseboard: Baseboard molding begins at the floor and establishes the visual foundation for the room. This type of molding is crucial for creating a clean and seamless transition between the floor and your walls. Not only are they a great way to frame the walls, baseboards can also support door and window casings. They often consist of three parts including a flat plank, a decorative cap and rounded molding to cover-up any gaps along the floor. However, baseboard styles can vary from vintage to modern and everything in between, depending on how you want the interior of your home to look.  
  • Chair Rail: Chair rails serve both a functional and decorative purpose. Typically, this type of molding is installed 1/3 of the way up a wall to protect it from chairs or other furniture that may come into close contact with the surface. Chair rails offer homeowners an opportunity to create something distinct and unique in the home such as separating a two-tone painted room or provide a seamless transition between a wainscoting installation and your wall. 
  • Crown Molding: Crown molding is one of the most common types of molding and with good reason. A thick crown molding draws the eye upward, adding depth, color and architecture to any room. The width of your crown molding will depend on the height of your ceiling, however, experimenting with the thickness of the crown molding can be a creative way to change the theme of your space. For instance, a wider trim will give off a more dramatic effect, whereas a thinner crown molding can give the room a more modern and minimalist feel.  

Whether you’re planning a new build or looking to update the existing rooms in your home, consider the molding details to create a customized design that is sure to impress. At Mastercraft Painting & Finishes, our professional contractors are passionate about helping homeowners in Montgomery and Bucks County PA with both large and small-scale home improvement projects. We offer the latest products and high-quality services that deliver the results you want without the high price tag. Our technicians have the knowledge, training and experience to properly apply finishes, like molding, that are not only long-lasting but will ultimately add value and personality to your home.  

Ask how our professional painting and finishing team can help you transform the interior of your home. We will only consider a job done when we secure your complete satisfaction. Contact Mastercraft Painting & Finishes online or call 267-496-5307 for a free estimate.