The Benefits of Using Moulding
There are many reasons to use mouldings (often spelled molding) in your next remodel or whole house project. “When you see classical moulding, you’re looking at the origins of American architecture,” said Christine G.H. Franck, designer and co-author of Winterthur: Traditional American Rooms: Celebrating
Style, Craftsmanship, and Historic Woodwork. “There is a whole tradition still alive and vital today. You’re celebrating something that’s uniquely American by using classical mouldings, especially Early American, Colonial, Georgian. Federal and Traditional. You’re reconnecting to our past and bringing it forward in an inventive and creative way.”In addition to paying historical homage, the aesthetic value of mouldings is impressive. They give a room, or whole house, character and personality. They open up rooms by taking advantage of light, contrast and depth of field. They create illusions of more space. They emanate feelings of elegance, quality and richness.
According to industry champions, mouldings are design elements that can enhance a room or house at a very reasonable cost. When you consider the price of antique furniture to dictate an historic period versus mouldings, mouldings are a bargain. By using mouldings, you can also eliminate the need to modify doors, windows and walls therefore reducing remodeling costs.
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