AKD educates homeowners: 3 popular styles of molding for classic homes

Consistent workmanship and customizable upgrade add appeal and value to a home. You can select from a wide array of molding options at various price points. Keep in mind that many homeowners choose a molding style that fits into the aesthetic of a classic home as it is timeless and has widespread attraction when selling or purchasing a home. Consider your personal style and the additional appeal of classic and luxe touches in your update. Architectural Kitchen Designs in Stratford, CT helps homeowners invest in molding styles that stand the test of time.

Your top 3 classic molding styles

Many classic homes can include luxurious touches, including entrance framings, extra-wide moldings and custom craftsmanship. 3 popular styles of molding for a classic home upgrade are:

Colonial Style

This molding style has minimal frills and originates from the Early American home styles in the 17th century. These trims are well-suited for narrow and small-to-average size rooms with ceilings up to 8 feet. A colonial style uses wall frames, built-ins and exposed ceiling beams. Colonial moldings use casings of approximately 2 ½ to 3 ½ inches and crown, if used, is within the same range.

Neoclassical Style

As owners gained affluence, homes became larger during the mid-17th to mid-18th centuries. Neoclassical moldings and trim are more ornate and wider. They work well in spacious rooms with ceilings of 9 feet or more. Neoclassic style is a return to Greek and Roman architectural designs. Crown molding with garlands, urns and swags in relief are typical. This often compliments design elements such as decorated pediments over archways, deep window surrounds and tall double doors.

Victorian Style

Victorian molding and trim comes from the mid-19th century to early 20th century. It is defined by excess. The Industrial Revolution made it possible for homeowners to choose decorative features such as Gothic features, carved rosettes and gingerbread. This wide and deep trim style is best suited for rooms with high ceilings. However, elements can be used in small and average sized rooms.

Partner with the preferred remodeling company in CT and greater NYC

Architectural Kitchen Designs in Stratford, CT provides homeowners the guidance and attention needed to make the right remodeling decisions for their preferences. AKD offers in-house custom-crafted cabinetry and details to give you the perfect option in color, design and finish. Final crafted and installed products last for generations. Enjoy your space for years to come using the design expertise found at AKD. Contact (203) 378-6911 to discuss your home design needs with your local Stratford, CT design expert today.

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