Crown moulding remains one of the most popular and relatively inexpensive methods of upgrading the look of your home. Crown moulding helps set the tone of a room, gives it a more original and finished feel, and is also a good way to finish off walls when the acoustic texture has been removed from the ceilings.
While installing crown moulding might be classified as a minor upgrade, it is definitely not a do-it-yourself home improvement project (unless you are an expert
with the compound miter saw and have some experience dealing in precise measurements). Part of the reason most experts warn against doing a crown moulding job yourself is because of the way the moulding is fit into the corners of the room; the pieces must be cut upside down and backwards at a 38 to 45 degree angle. Things can get especially complicated when you stop to consider the fact that many rooms do not have walls that meet at precisely 90 degree angles.
Your best bet is to choose an installer that is well qualified and can assist you in selecting a crown moulding design that matches the overall aesthetic you’re looking for in your home. For example, it should be one that matches the architectural style of your house. If you have a Victorian revival house and you install crown mouldings that have modernist designs you’ll end up creating a discord between the two visual styles, which in turn will result in a lowering of the value of your house. Conversely, if you have a modernist house, leave the frilly crown mouldings alone and go for cleaner lines and plainer designs.
The crown moulding professionals at Mr. D’s will assist you in selecting the crown moulding that is just right for your home, and the end result will be a professional looking job. If installed correctly, a decorative crown moulding job can increase the depth and uniqueness of your interior design and provide you with a worthwhile payoff come resale time.