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How To Add Character to Each Room in Your Home

While large improvements, such as kitchen remodels or bathroom renovations, make a huge difference to the value of your home, the small details are the key to adding unique character. To add charm and enhance the interior design style you’ve chosen, take the time to change light fixtures, update hardware and install molding.

Shoe Molding

The purpose of shoe molding, or base shoe flooring Long Beach CA, is to add a finishing touch at the base of your wall while covering any unsightly gaps between your flooring and the wall. Its flexibility allows it to curve with any uneven flooring, giving your room a professionally finished look once installed. When choosing baseboards, make sure the lower 3/4-inch space is flat so the shoe molding adheres snugly to the baseboard. Anything above the 3/4-inch line can be carved into intricate designs if you enjoy that look.

Crown Molding

Crown molding comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and is installed where your walls and ceilings meet. The style of your home can help you determine what molding to choose to complement the appearance of your home. Ornately curved molding can give a stately look to a room, while a simple finish can add farmhouse charm. To avoid disproportionate sizing, know the height of your ceiling. The taller your ceilings, the wider your crown molding can be.

Chair Rail

Popular in dining rooms, chair rail can be a functional enhancement to your home. It can prevent walls from being scuffed by chairs, while also adding a classic touch to your home. Adding decorative molding below the chair rail is an option to increase the elegance of a formal dining room.

The details matter when it comes to adding character to your home and creating the perfect atmosphere for your family. 

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