Client: Residential Homeowner in Georgetown KY
Category: Residential Remodeling
Date: December 2023
For this Georgetown homeowner, we repainted, the walls, ceilings and the elaborate trim designs throughout the house. Semi-gloss and high-gloss finishes are best for trim and molding. Semi-gloss has a higher gloss level than a satin finish, but isn’t as shiny as high-gloss. High-gloss is good for trim areas that are washed often. Semi-gloss paint finishes have a higher sheen and stand out in a room. They are easy to clean and stand up to dirt, stains, mold, and mildew.
A common decorative flourish for traditional homes, crown molding enriches a space by forming an eye-catching transition between the walls and ceiling. But if your ceilings are high or your room has generous moldings around windows and doorways, a single strip of crown molding might get lost.
Benefits of adding wainscoting, trim and molding in your house:
- Add character to plain rooms with crown molding, baseboards, wainscoting and more.
- For a room revamp that brings dimension and lasting value to plain walls, nothing beats a traditional wainscot of richly layered wood panels.
- Modern crown molding can be traced to the late Renaissance, when designers adapted elements of Greek and Roman architecture to ornamental plaster and wood cornices used to disguise and beautify the juncture of ceiling and wall.
- Adding interior trim and millwork is a low-hanging fruit opportunity to dramatically improve your home’s “wow” factor, but we’ve also learned it can significantly increase your home’s value.
- Available in various sizes, ranging from one inch to over seven inches tall, with various decorative designs and profiles, crown molding can certainly make a strong and unique statement in a room.