How to Choose the Right Moulding for your Home?

Sometimes in life it’s the little things that make a big difference. When it comes to making your home look great that principle often applies to things like moulding, countertops, and doors. Choosing the right accessories for your home can give it a much richer and more enhanced look and feel. Moulding is often ignored but shouldn’t be. The right decorative moulding will make each room pop and give it that distinct character. But how do you choose the right kind? Read on to find out.

How to Choose the Right Moulding

Style – the style of your home plays the biggest factor into what type of moulding you are going to select. For example, some people really like crown moulding but it doesn’t go in a contemporary ranch style home. Elegant and decorative mouldings should be used in period homes where newer modern homes should use moulding that is plainer with little detail.

Buy more than you need – or at least more than you think you need. Rookies usually make the mistake of not buying enough.

Paint or stain before you install – this will make the job MUCH easier. You’ll probably still have to do some final touch up but this will save you a lot of time and back breaking effort.

Use the right tools – tools make all the difference. You’ll want to make sure you have the following tools:

  • 25’ tape measure
  • Level
  • Pencil
  • Miter box
  • Nail gun
  • Caulking gun
  • Spackle
  • Sandpaper

Measure two times cut once – measure the walls very carefully, mark the length of the board, and measure the wall again.

Start with an easier project – for your first time start with an easier room requiring simple baseboard moulding then move to more difficult mouldings.

Don’t hesitate to ask for help – asking for help can save you a lot of time and money.

Follow these moulding tips and your remodeling project should go much smoother. For remodeling supplies such as countertops, cabinets, vanities, mouldings, masonite doors, and L.J. Smith stair parts visit:

ASA Builders Supply Co.
2040 Easy Street
Walled Lake, MI 48390