It’s one of the most elegant finishing touches you can use to top off almost any home renovation project. Crown moulding effortlessly upgrades the look of any room, and is one of the most popular features in decor today. So how expensive is crown moulding? Crown moulding is quick to install and can be relatively affordable no matter what budget you may have.
Consider crown moulding an investment in your future, as it’s sure to increase the appeal of your home when shown off to prospective buyers, with some experts pegging the rate of return (ROI) as high as 80%.
Still not sure if the crown moulding is the right choice for your home renovation? The crown moulding experts at VIP Classic Mouldings have put together this guide explaining how crown moulding is useful, why it’s a good investment, and how much you might expect to pay for installation.
What Is Crown Moulding?
When you install crown moulding, it typically occurs where the ceiling meets the wall, providing incredible detail to any room in your home. Crown moulding in a house can even be used to elevate the tops of bookshelves or custom cabinetry.
Depending on your budget, you can purchase crown moulding made from several types of materials that all offer different looks and degrees of durability. For an even more refined look, you can opt for built-up moulding, which is several pieces of crown moulding arranged in a particular fashion.
What’s The Right Size Of Crown Moulding?
If you’re trying to select the perfect size of crown moulding to use in your home, it’s important to consider the size of the room and the height of the ceilings before you make any commitments to buy a particular design.
For example, a bigger room with higher ceilings can easily benefit from a wide set of crown moulding. However, a smaller bedroom, bathroom or basement with lower ceilings will need to have crown moulding installed that’s much more narrow.
Crown moulding Costs
So how much is crown moulding installed? VIP Classic Moulding offers one of the best rates in the industry around the Greater Toronto Area when it comes to crown moulding pricing. Our exceptionally talented contractors will install for as little as $4 per linear foot with medium density fibreboard (MDF).
Some other common crown moulding materials that may cost more depending on the size of your room include:
You can experience even more savings if you decide to go the DIY route, but make sure you are using the proper tools for the best results and to avoid personal injury.
If you’re planning to tackle this home renovation project on your own, for most jobs you’ll need the following tools:
If you are going to install new crown moulding by yourself, you should know that polystyrene and polyurethane are among the easiest to install for DIY homeowners. Going with a professional contractor and using these materials may also save you some money.
Keep in mind that the more details embedded in your crown moulding selection, ultimately the harder it will be to install. You’ll benefit far more from having an experienced crown moulding professional do the cutting and the installation for you.
And of course, remember it’s always best to practice full safety no matter what kind of home renovation you’re doing. That means wearing the proper gloves, a face mask and most importantly eye protection to defend yourself from flying dust and debris.
Always handle your crown moulding with care, and follow the directions on any adhesive products you’re using during the installation process.
Get Some Help
If you’re going to install crown moulding on your own, it’s best to have a partner who can help you with installation. Pieces of crown moulding can be very long and difficult to manoeuvre without damaging the moulding itself or another part of your home.
Either way, it could result in a costly and annoying error that delays the completion of your home renovation project!
VIP Crown Moulding is the preferred installer of crown mouldings for home renovations across the Greater Toronto Area. Don’t trust this fine and delicate work to just any contractor. Our team of experts know how important it is to have strong attention to detail. We work closely with all of our clients from the start to the end of every project to ensure you’re satisfied with the work being done on your home.
Contact VIP Classic Moulding today to book your consultation.