What is Home Improvement?

Basically, home improvement or what better known as home renovation, is a simple process of making additions and repairs to your home in order to improve and strengthen its structure as well as appearance, thus making it truly one of a kind.


Moldings Around The House

Installing architectural moldings is an excellent way to beautify the interior of your home. They can be used in so many different areas around your house for an additional touch of character and style, and also to highlight certain special features that you find interesting. These columns are just fascinating to look at.

The most common decorative moldings used are called the crown molding which is designed to be specifically installed around the ceiling. Not only can it conceal the boring spot where the wall meets the ceiling, it gives the area a fine and decorative look as well.

Another typical type of molding which is used around the floor space is known as the baseboard. Similar to crown molding, baseboards are installed where the wall and floor meets. As usual it gives the great finishing look and beauty, but the main point of using baseboards is to provide protection to the wall against objects that may scrape, hit or scratch it.

A chair rail is a sort of molding that we can install around the walls of a room or hallway. Chair rails are often seen placed right above the wainscots or somewhere slightly lower than the middle of a wall. For homes without wainscots, you can color the lower half with a different paint, and the outcome is definitely going to be interesting.

In addition, trim moldings can be placed around the windows and doors too. Homeowners can use this idea to fix up or confine any ugly gaps that can be seen around the windows and doors. To look more organized, it is best to install the same design of molding throughout the entire house or choose sets that are matching.


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