Rules for crown molding?
aarikaunruh
April 27, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We are renovating our basement and have only 8' ceilings. Is there a rule for crown molding regarding when and when not to use it? Would it make an average room appear shorter?
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Ironwood Builders
Crown moulding on 8' ceilings is fine, just needs to be proportionate to the wall. We recently did 8' ceilings with 3 1/4" crown. Looks great.
April 27, 2013 at 9:30PM   
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loriech
Definitely add crown molding. It adds visual interest and helps draw the eyes upwards. You do want to be careful of the size you use since it should be jn proportion to the height of your ceiling. I would recommend the 3 5/8 molding, the standard size you would find at home depot.
April 27, 2013 at 9:33PM   
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gardenridge
Could you put up pix when you're done? I can't picture this, and it sounds like a good idea to me. Thanks.
April 27, 2013 at 10:20PM   
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sherry2525
The larger the beter. The view out of your window is fabulous.
April 28, 2013 at 3:25PM   
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Ironwood Builders
What window?
April 28, 2013 at 3:28PM     
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sherry2525
There is a picture looking out of her window into the yard and it is great.
April 28, 2013 at 4:42PM   
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Ironwood Builders
On this post? Where? I have nothing for pictures on my monitor! kimdee! Do you have a window on your monitor? Am I that screwed up that I can't even see it?
April 28, 2013 at 4:54PM     
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'Betty Bennett
I cant see it either
April 28, 2013 at 4:57PM   
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kimdee24
Nope, Mr. Ironwood, it's not you! No window!
April 28, 2013 at 5:02PM   
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gardenridge
Here you go
April 28, 2013 at 5:12PM   
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simplify52
Ok, there it is!!! I've only had half a glass of wine so far and I could not see it either!!! Was starting to worry here!!!
April 28, 2013 at 5:16PM     
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gardenridge
I actually have crown molding in living room, but haven't in the basement, so am wondering what that might be like. We have eight foot ceilings and a guest suite down there bath and two bedrooms.
April 28, 2013 at 5:16PM   
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