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Carpentry / March 22, 2023
In the past, a well-appointed home had to have crown moulding. However, at some point in the past, such architectural details were no longer considered necessary and fell by the wayside. However, if you love the look of crown moulding, there’s no reason why you can’t hire a carpenter handyman in Kelowna to have it installed. Here are some good reasons why you should consider it.
A room where the walls and the ceiling meet with nothing in between can be lacklustre. There’s nothing inherently wrong with it; the walls and ceilings may be perfectly functional. Nevertheless, there’s no visual appeal, and it just looks boring. Crown moulding adds automatic visual appeal to that awkward joint and makes the whole room look more finished. Because in the past, all the best houses had crown moulding, adding it to your home provides a touch of class and elegance.
In the past, crown moulding was installed for a specific purpose. It wasn’t just to make the house look fancier, although it certainly accomplished that as well. It was to cover imperfections that occurred along that seam between the wall and the ceiling. With time, even a well-built house may settle. This can cause blemishes and cracks to form in the walls. They don’t necessarily affect the overall structural integrity, but they make the room look shabby and neglected. Crown moulding can cover up these harmless but unattractive imperfections as well as flaws in the ceiling’s texture or paint spots on the ceiling or walls from the latest paint job.
There are many varieties of crown moulding available. It can be wide or narrow, simple or ornate. The ornamentations can be traditional or more contemporary. Because of all these options, it is very difficult to find a room in which some kind of crown moulding will not work.
You may have heard that you can’t use crown moulding in a room with a low ceiling. That isn’t true; you just have to find crown moulding that is narrower so that it won’t overwhelm the whole room. You may also have heard that you can’t use crown moulding in a modern home. That isn’t necessarily true either; you just have to find a sleeker, more minimalist style of crown moulding that matches the design scheme.
Installing crown moulding isn’t necessarily easy; it requires you to get up on a ladder, which could be dangerous. It is much safer to leave the installation to the professionals. Fortunately, crown moulding doesn’t take very long to install, especially when working with professionals who have experience with carpentry. It typically takes up to three hours to install crown moulding in one room. If you want it throughout the whole house, it still shouldn’t take more than a day or two.
Crown moulding can increase your enjoyment of your home and its aesthetic beauty for as long as you remain living in it. Once you are ready to move, it can also increase the overall resale value so you can sell your home for more than what you bought it for.
Why does crown moulding increase home value? Well, because of the benefits listed here. Potential buyers like a home that provides visual interest and is aesthetically pleasing. Unless they’re specifically interested in buying a fixer-upper, they don’t want to be the ones to have to hide cosmetic blemishes; they want someone else to have already taken care of that for them.
Crown moulding only increases your home’s value if it is of a high-quality material and installed properly. Learn more about carpentry and other home repair services available from Handyman Connection.