Crown Molding Installation Without Struggle

crown moldingCrown molding commonly referred to as cornice is one of the most essential architectural accent that is used to give details of an interior space. Present day interior designers can confirm that crown molding can improve the appearance of virtually every room. Through this activity, the wall to ceiling transition is smoothened and its importance is evident with ultimate definition of what the architectural style of a room should be like. This is an architectural style that can also be used to finish fireplaces, built-ins and cabinets.

The look and appearance of your room can be enhanced with crowd molding which is very easy to install. However, for larger and more complex moldings, the installation process requires extra caution for pin point accuracy when matching the patterns at corners and joints. Smaller moldings can be used to build up a large molding. Through this process, moldings can be customized so as to meet your needs and requirements. Many people consider crown molding installation a very difficult task. However, with adherence to all the procedural requirements, a possible nightmare can be turned into a very simple task. When attempting such an installation activity, it is important to maintain utmost safety measures such as the use of eye and hearing protection.

One procedural requirement for the installation process is planning. This is a part is mostly neglected. Planning is what gives the difference between a quick, efficient installation and a series of frustrations and countless interruptions in the installation process. Planning involves selection of the right molding sizes and styles. In the planning stage, you can settle on some of the best molding patterns to use. After successful planning, the installation materials must then be ordered. Your order should not only entail the molding materials but also work tools such as fasteners, adhesives and other supplies that might be necessary. Make sure that you order all the materials at the same moment.

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After ordering, it is time to assemble all your ordered items. The assembly stage is important since it helps you verify the availability of all the necessary tools. If some equipment is missing, this is the right time to place an order for it. Ensure that the molding has no damages since they can get worse during installation.

Once all that has been done, the installation process can commence. Choose which part of the room to begin with and then the other parts follow.

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Tips For Choosing Ceiling Medallions For Your Home

How To Install Crown MoldingCeiling medallions can transform a plain, ordinary light fixture into something extraordinary. Typically circular, these medallions often feature ornate designs such as scroll work or raised flowers. They also come in a variety of different finishes ranging from antique metal to paintable plaster.

When used correctly, medallions can add drama and elegance to your home, giving your decor a high-end look without having to spend a fortune. If you are thinking about adding ceiling medallions to your home, here are some tips for choosing the right ones:

Scale

The size of the medallion is every bit as important as the design. A medallion that is too small for a particular room can look weak and underwhelming, while one that is too big can overpower the space. A good rule of thumb is to choose a medallion with a width that is no more than 15% of the overall size of the room. An easy way to calculate this figure is by multiplying the square footage of the room by .15.  The resulting number is the maximum diameter of medallion you should use in inches.

Design

The overall style and design of the medallion should work well with the style of your home. For instance, you shouldn’t choose classic ornate medallion if your home is simple and modern, and vice versa.

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Material

Another important consideration when choosing medallions for your home is the material that they are made from. You can match the material to the light fixture itself, or match the medallion to your ceiling. For instance, you may want to choose an antique bronze medallion for a chandelier made from the same material. Alternatively, you may want to choose a plaster medallion and paint it to match your ceiling.

Ceiling medallions can instantly dress up your light fixtures, making them look much more expensive and high-end than they really are. By considering scale, design and material, you can choose the perfect medallions for your space.