June seems to kick-off the season for hosting guests in your home. There are hundreds of ways to add freshness and sophistication to your home interior. You can add an accent wall in the living room or dining room, change the color of your trim, install crown mouldings or chair rails, paint your entry door a new color, refresh your kitchen cabinets… there is no limit to the possibilities.
One of the fastest ways to transform a room or hallway from a bland-looking box to a classy showpiece is to add chair rail and wainscoting. A skilled do-it-yourselfer or a professional installer can quickly produce an attention-grabbing effect in a variety of ways:
Beadboard: gives the appearance of vertical boards with routered edges, framed by the baseboards and a waist-height chair rail
Shadow boxes: a series of boxes created with moulding, resembling a row of picture frames along the lower portion of the wall.
Panel Moulding: similar to shadow boxes, this type of moulding creates a series of recessed boxes which add depth and perspective to a flat wall.
See the DIY Network site
for a variety of moulding, paneling, and wainscoting ideas.
We at Chism Brothers Painting can suggest a myriad of inexpensive ways to add detail and elegance to your home. If you have several small things you would like done, try our Painter for a Day
program to get it all done quickly and professionally. Contact us online
or at (858) 454-3850 to receive a free project consultation and estimate.