By Missi McCombs
At the most basic level, trim work serves to hide gaps between walls and floors (BASE MOLDING), around doors and windows (CASING) and where walls meet ceilings (CROWN MOLDING). But, trim work can add so much more. It truly enhances character and a level of detail that other decorating techniques cannot match.
The beauty of trim is that there are so many colors and textures to choose from. Bead board trim compliments bathrooms well, offering a great deal of visual lift to a small space. This window is a great example of arts and crafts style window casing. Who needs window treatments with beautiful trim like that?
While trim adds depth and texture to a room, it can also be utilized both vertically and horizontally to transform a ceiling. The color contrast between the molding and ceiling makes a bold statement in this living room.
Trim isn’t just about gorgeous design details, it can also create functional space. One way to do this is to incorporate a plate rail around the ceiling of a room. This type of trim allows you to display décor and accessories, such as cookbooks in a kitchen or art collectables in the dining or living room. Thick trimmed windowsills also create extra space above a kitchen sink or in a bedroom, reducing the need for shelving or extra furniture.
Home builders in Tampa Florida utilize base molding, casing and crown molding to add character and texture to custom homes. In order to offer our clients the best value and new trends we partner with amazing carpenters and craftsman. Special thanks to The Molding Depot in Tampa, Florida for hosting our educational lunch and learn this month. As new home builders in Tampa, we pride ourselves on working with each homeowner to select distinctive trim work based on the style of the home that will truly distinguish your home as a custom home!
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