Home Remodeling LLC
Feb. 8, 2012

Finished Carpentry refers to all carpentry that is visible.

In many of the rooms shown in home magazines, one characteristic stands out: decorative trim. Moldings, baseboards, sills, and wainscot add charm and ambiance to many an otherwise unprepossessing space. It’s not surprising that many homeowners have the addition of trim work as one of the items on their short list of home improvements.

Molding and trim comes in hundreds of styles and types. Many rooms, especially in newer construction, are anonymous boxes with little trim and less character. Adding decorative molding and baseboards can add style and substance for a reasonable cost. Owners of vintage homes may wish to upgrade and match existing trim, or replace decorative elements torn out during a previous owner’s “remodel”.

Crown Molding is the most popular type of cornice molding. Crown generally refers to the types of single-piece moldings that are installed on the angle to their adjoining surface. Crown moldings have a profile that project out on the ceiling and down on the wall and gives a rich appearance to a room.

As its name suggests, crown molding serves as an ornamental capping to walls, cabinets, and built-in furniture. Crown molding also used as a decorative support for horizontal architectural elements like decorative ledges and shelves. Adding decorative crown molding to the relatively simple room provides a certain character that the room would not have otherwise. Many complex looking crown-molding profiles consist of the series of simple moldings installed together to achieve a finished appearance. Crown moldings are also used in combination with other moldings to add details to the fireplace mantels and shelves.

If your time is at a premium and your do-it-yourself skills are limited. House of Kartheiser specializes in interior trim installation and can help in restoring your vintage beauty to its former glory or add character that will enhance not only your home’s value, but your pleasure and life style in it as well. So please contact us today for an estimate. Like us on FaceBook to see some of our work or follow us on Flickr.