If you are replacing your existing moulding or putting new moulding in your home, you should spend some time thinking about what you want from your moulding before making a final choice. If you are not replacing all the moulding at the same time, you will want to make sure that you match the style of the existing trim throughout your home. Custom moulding and millwork can allow you to match almost any style and architecture, so it can save you the headache of changing all the trim at one time.
There are several things to consider as you select your new moulding and millwork:
- Do you want to maintain the same look or do you want to update the look of your home?
- What size moulding do you want? Generally speaking, the higher your ceilings, the wider you will want your trim. This way, the trim makes a statement without overpowering the room.
- In what rooms will you place the moulding? Some rooms, like laundry rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, tend to have higher moisture levels, and you may need specially treated wood or other materials that will stand up to the moisture better.
- When you are buying moulding and millwork, buy a little more than you think you need. That way, you will have a few replacement pieces on hand if a piece of trim becomes damaged and if mistakes are made in installation, you will still have enough to cover everything.
- Don’t forget that it should be stained or painted before it is installed. This job is much easier when the trim is not connected to the walls.