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Adding Curb Appeal to Your Home with Mouldings

Mouldings are a great way to create an impression when somebody first sees your house. This will not be a good fit for every architectural style but many traditional homes can have mouldings incorporated to add to its character and charm. You can even look for minimal mouldings that can be added to a modern house so that you can infuse some of your personality into it.  

There are different styles of architectural mouldings and you need to choose what is best suited for your home. You have to consider the overall style of your home. For example, it can be Victorian, colonial, modern, traditional etc. And you can then choose mouldings to suit this style. For example, classic crown mouldings are a great addition to a colonial style home. You can highlight architectural features in your home with mouldings such as doors, windows, eaves and columns. You can have crown mouldings along the eaves or roofline. Then there are window trims that can be added to  frame the beauty of the windows. This can help create a more cohesive appearance for the house. There are also door surrounds and pediments that can transform your front door into a focal point. This can add grenadier to the entryway as well.

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And depth can be added to the exterior of your home with mouldings. You need to create visual interest and this can be done by creating shadow lines and depth. To achieve this, you have to layer different moulding profiles and depths. You can add definition and depth to the roofline with crown mouldings, cornices etc. Band mouldings, corner mouldings and trim boards can be used to create contrast around the windows and doors. The use of mouldings is linked to symmetry and this is something you  have to keep in mind when choosing the right mouldings. You can create symmetrical patterns and designs with mouldings around the architectural features of your home such as the windows and doors. You need to have matching mouldings on either side of doors and windows so that they are balanced and you can achieve a sense of harmony. Pediments, pilasters etc. can be used to create a focal point.

It is important to choose high quality materials when choosing mouldings.

These materials should be low maintenance, weather resistant and durable. You can look for mouldings that are made from composite materials, PVC or polyurethane so that they are more resistant to rot, moisture and insets. These also tend to be quite lightweight and easy to install. The colour and finish of the mouldings have to be considered as well. This has to complement the colour palette of your home exterior. Look for moulding colours that contrasts with the colour of the trim or siding so that visual interest can be created. This will also make the mouldings stand out. You can also paint or stain the mouldings so that they match the colour of the siding or trim to create a more coordinated appearance.