Crown moulding is a wonderful way to add some beautiful detail and a stunning, polished look to your space. It can instantly transform a bland room into one with classic glamour and makes any home look more finished and appealing. While consulting a professional is always an option, you may be surprised to learn that you can install crown moulding yourself with relative ease. Here we walk you through the process, from choosing the right style to finishing it all off.
Choosing the perfect crown molding for your space can sometimes be the most difficult part of this upgrade. There are many options and materials to choose from, and ultimately, much of it comes down to taste.
Solid wood works for almost all installations and can’t be beat for beauty and character. Plaster, a higher end option, is a lovely choice for a large foyer, but its cost deters many homeowners. If you’re on a tight budget, MDF (ultralight medium density fiberboard) is a great alternative possibility. Much more affordable than its wood or plaster counterparts, MDF can still be handled in much the same way. However, it is less durable than wood and shouldn’t be used in bathrooms, kitchens, or other humid areas. Polyurethane is another option available to you. It holds up well against rot and insects but is, again, less resilient than wood.