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Baseboard Molding Ideas

Baseboard Molding Ideas
Baseboard molding, in simple terms, means attaching trim to the interior walls of a house. This article gives you varied ideas to do the same by yourself at home.
Fatima Rangwala
The easiest and quickest way to step up the interior decor of your house is to baseboard mold it. Not only does it add to the aesthetics, it also makes the room neat, organized, and well furnished.
Wood trim is used to line the lower areas of walls in the interiors of a home or an office. This type of molding is known to fill the areas around the common point of the floor and a wall. They define a space in a room and bind the spaces in the walls and floor together. With this kind of molding, you may be able to hide flaws or blemishes in the floor or walls of your house, because it can very well conceal the gaps and cracks.
You can experiment a lot with this style by choosing the kind of wood from an array of options. The types of wood you can use are fir, pine, oak, bamboo, cherry, cypress, and ash.
Verify the dimensions of the area that needs to be molded, thoroughly before choosing and purchasing the molding.
Decide the format and style you want to place the molding in. That really counts when you want to give your room an engineered finished.
When selecting the type of wood, see to it that you select the appropriate kind.
Next, decide the textures and the color of the molding.
Before purchasing the trims, ensure that you inspect each and every piece of molding perfectly and only then bring it home. Beware of indentations, dents, or imperfections on the molding, it'll simply murder the whole appearance.
Threshold Saddle: Used in doorways or on doors, to cover unfinished edges and install new moldings in a better way. It acts as a transition between two separate rooms in a house. There's a flat saddle to blend with the floor and the carpet tile.
Victorian Style Baseboard: If you have a huge house, with high ceilings and large rooms, OK firstly, I envy you (wink!), and secondly this Victorian molding would be the most suitable design to install in such huge houses. They can be installed on wide window casings, high ceilings, chair rails, and so on and so forth.
Screen Mold: These are thin molding bands that are used on windows of a porch or near window screens inside the house.
Picture Rail: These are generally used to hang artworks on a wall. To prevent walls from getting damaged due to nails or hooks, use these moldings to get a better profile in your interiors.
Shoe Mold: Fills the gaps between the flooring and baseboards keeping one flat edge slightly broader than the other one. It is supposed to be installed at a shorter edge against the flooring.
Rosette: These are good for top ceiling corners in a house. They are usually installed on the crown of a window casing or on the top of a door.
Stop Bead: It can be used at the crown of any door in your house or near a window sash.
Back Band: This molding has two decorative edges, one-piece baseboard, and a casing to create a broader profile. It is mostly used to cap or wainscot the interiors.
Base Cap: This installation is pretty simple. All you have to do is trim the crown of the molding piece with finished lumber. You can use the combination of a shoe mold above to trim along the edge of the flooring.
Panel Mold: These moldings are a good way to build wainscot frames on cabinetry, walls, cornices, window casings, doorways, and chair rails.
To make it work and look smart and presentable, choose your baseboard molding wisely, keeping in mind the basic aspects of type of wood, color, texture, design, format, and style.
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