A house aiming for a modern look is not well suited for crown moldings. At the same time, simply adding crown molding does not give your home a classic style instantly. Let’s find out the smartest and most elegant ways to incorporate it into your home decor.
Between The Wall And Ceiling
The most popular manner of installing crown molding is to mount it at a 45-degree angle at the point where the ceiling and walls meet. At the corners where the walls meet, the moldings can be joined with mitered joints or with coped joints.
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Dressing Up Cabinet Soffits
Cabinet soffits are the spaces between the top of the cabinets and the ceiling. Run a strip of crown molding along the top edge of the cabinets. Similar to attaching crown molding to architectural parapets, the upper portion of the cabinet crown molding hangs freely in mid-air. Running crown molding in this fashion covers up choppy-looking cabinet edges and adds an air of distinction to any kitchen or bathroom.
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Over An Interior Doorway
Trim is, of course, a necessity with interior wall openings mounted with passage doors. When doors are installed, a wide gap is left between the frame and the wall. The only way to cover up that gap is with trim. Installing crown molding is a good visual aid to signify and dignify the entrance to a living room or a dining room. Also, if one of the rooms is elaborately trimmed or has a coffered ceiling, the entrance crown molding acts as a lead-in to introduce the next room’s style.
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Headers On Entry Doors
A great idea for dressing up an exterior entry door header is to install crown molding along the top. This easy crown molding idea is similar to attaching crown molding to the top edges of cabinets—the upper part of the crown is not attached to anything. Here, too, short return pieces should be cut and installed to finish off the ends of the molding. One downside is that the top surface of the molding can accumulate dust and dirt. However, you can easily suck out debris with a home vacuum fitted with a hose and attachments. Paint this crown molding the same color as the header and door trim.
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