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Your home is a big investment, and it’s one that you want to be able to enjoy while getting top dollar when you sell it down the road.  One of the easiest ways to hit that figure is by adding special touches that prospective buyers won’t find in most of the homes they look at.  Molding provides you with a great way to add a touch of class to your home without breaking the bank.  Here’s a quick look at what’s involved and some ideas on where you can add these touches while staying under budget.


The boards at the bottom of your walls help protect it against damage, but can also add a lot to your home’s appearance. If you have regular boards used for this purpose, adding a bit of trim to the top helps dress them up. If they’re relatively plain, replacing them with a classier trim makes a big difference.

Crown Moldings

Window with MoldingMany homeowners find crown molding to be a challenge, but it’s one that’s easily managed with careful cutting and exact measurements. This trim adds a lot of class to your home just by adding a single or a set of moldings to dress it up.

Window and Door Trim

Whether outside or inside, the trim you use on your windows and doors can do a lot to create a better first impression of your home. Adding rosettes to the corners, plinth blocks, a decorative casing or molding at the top of your doors and windows brings your home’s appearance up.

On a Wainscoting

Crown Molding in RoomWhen you want to add a special touch to a room, a wainscoting is an easy way to make it happen. This provides a different wall finish to the lower section of the room, typically topped with a chair rail. But you can also dress it up by using molding to create frames for multiple paint colors, paint and wood finishes or even multiple colors of stain to make it stand out.

Chair Rails and Picture Rails

Originally included in homes to prevent damage to the walls from chairs, a chair rail sits at a particular distance from the floor to take the blow when a chair is pushed back too quickly. A picture rail was common in homes to make it easy to hang pictures and other decorations without putting holes in the wall. Both can provide you with unique design opportunities.

Above a Backsplash

When you want to add a bit more to really dress up your bathroom or kitchen backsplash, adding a strip of molding painted with an enamel or other water-resistant paint is a great way to make it happen. You can also continue the trim up and down the wall once you reach the edge of the counter or take it around a mirror or window.

By taking the time to change out or add to your home’s molding trim, you can add to its value while making it more beautiful at the same time. At Poulin Lumber, our focus is helping you find the right products for your home improvement project, whether it’s just a few feet of molding to accent part of your kitchen or the materials you need to build an entire neighborhood of homes. Please feel free to contact our experienced associates today with any questions or for more details on the wide range of home improvement products we offer.
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