Crown moulding and heating / air conditioning vents
James Wellman
November 3, 2013
I'm installing new crown moulding throughout my home. Problem: heating vent butts up to the ceiling from the wall. Not sure how to proceed. Any ideas or help out there???
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
PYRAMID DESIGN GROUP
Have the walls opened and the vents loweed a few inches--this is not too big a job for the right pros--and realy the only way to go if you are going to install crown molding. Also consider real plaster moulding which has many advantages.
PyramidDG.com
    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 8:35AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rcmmaintenance
I have been installing crown for many years and treat vents as a pop out of the wall.
In photo attached this vent is only about 2 inches higher then bottom of crown so I popes out 3/4 inch, if your vents are covered more pop it out 1&1/2 inch you won't reduce air flow. And the pop out really shows off the crown detail
1 Like    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 8:56AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
James Wellman
The pop out looks like a realistic option. Would purchasing a new vent and carefully reducing the size from the top down to allow for the installation of the crown moulding be an option???
1 Like    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 9:15AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rcmmaintenance
Can't really comment on that other than to say vent sizes are designed on room size, changing could reduce efficiency of heating and air of that room.
Do a few mock ups of the crown pop outs of various sizes to see what you like best otherwise your going to need to open wall and extend vents down like other comment suggested. Good luck !
    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 9:34AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
James Wellman
My painter showed me a great solution. He merely "slotted" the c/m to permit it to fit perfectly to the wall. The possibility of minor efficiency issues may exist, but the temperature changes in California are not extreme.
    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 10:57AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rcmmaintenance
Yes I used to do that but it didn't look as good as the pop out solution I came up with but if you decide that's the way to go and like the look then good for you with finding a solution to your problem. happy remodeling
    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 11:05AM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
70's kitchen
Help! I have a kitchen that is in desparate need of...
Leslie
out dated 70's house
my parents recently bought a rental property the two...
heathgordo
Exterior paint options needed!
My bachelor Brother in Law just bought this 1880's...
lizziegardens
POLL: 2014 Remodel
If money wasn't an issue, which room would you remodel...
Houzz Polls
More Discussions
Please Help me. ..I am building a new home.
I picked a dark brown wood for my Kitchen Cabinet and...
shobithachenanda
Cost for remodel
What is a ball park for a laundry room remodel? I am...
mandyflanders
Please help me find a sofa bed with great design!
I bought my apartment in Tokyo and remodeled it last...
Hajime Okazawa
Curb appeal: how to make this exterior more interesting, inviting?
Hubby and I are moving into our first home together....
aprildch
Need Help picking a backsplash
Hello, I can't seem to commit to a backsplash. Please...
challenge34
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™