Costanzo Residence
 

Costanzo Residence

This small bungalow needed to grow along with the needs of the couple's growing family. Focusing on the importance of scale and proportion with the added space was key to this design. The existing square footage was sensitively redesigned to include more built-ins, a new fireplace and detailed millwork while the new square footage of the house will tie into that with it's attention to detail with a new Kitchen, Family Room, Master Suite and Playroom. To work with the owner's budget, the project was broken into two phases so that quality would not suffer in any way. While the Costanzos are enjoying their brand new front half, the back half is currently under construction.
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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Architect's Toolbox: Scale and Proportion
7. Use trim rail to reduce the perceived ceiling height. A picture rail at the door head height reduces the perceived ceiling height to make a more comfortable and cozy room. This is an especially useful detail when there's a tall ceiling and you want to avoid the feeling of being in the bottom of a Dixie cup.
Susan Stieglitz added this to Picture Rail
The look of a picture rail can be achieved with any simple trim piece.

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adkme added this to 18IMP Hallway
December 16, 2014
top door trim
Alicia Volkheimer added this to windows and doors
December 13, 2014
door headband
Joshua Duke Photography added this to Katherine
December 2, 2014
thin v wide picture rail
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November 10, 2014
Picture rail
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November 3, 2014
Picture rail
ccopeland6 added this to Optometry Office
November 1, 2014
Picture rail idea
cidblase added this to cidblase's ideas
October 21, 2014
picture rail matches door trim
sailnmuffin added this to Great Room
October 18, 2014
another example of picture rail dividing ceiling from wall color; using same trim as door's
porter11 added this to porter11's ideas
October 6, 2014
pic rail
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August 30, 2014
arts and crafts
Rlb architects added this to sitting room
August 12, 2014
Picture rail
Samantha Scruggs added this to samantha_scruggs's ideas
August 4, 2014
good idea for our new house since the walls are plaster
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July 19, 2014
stained and painted wood with picture rail
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July 12, 2014
picture rail...trim/walls/two colors
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July 8, 2014
picture rail
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June 24, 2014
Different look for picture rail.
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June 11, 2014
picture rail hook
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June 2, 2014
Pr
Dee Dee added this to Accessories and Furniture
May 21, 2014
craftsman style picture rail.
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May 6, 2014
Clean lines picture rails
crc3d added this to Living Room Ideas
April 12, 2014
Picture rail made with 1x4
Cindy Sentel Interiors added this to Cozy Craftsmen
April 4, 2014
trim work, 7/8 chair rail
szepelisa added this to szepelisa's Ideas
February 26, 2014
Picture rail
hrab37 added this to 124 Frog
January 15, 2014
for sam's room: Use trim rail to reduce the perceived ceiling height. A picture rail at the door head height reduces the perceived ceiling height to make a more comfortable and cozy room. This is an especially useful detail when there's a tall ceiling and you want to avoid the feeling of being in the bottom of a Dixie cup.
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December 21, 2013
picture rail
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December 10, 2013
picture rail
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December 6, 2013
green tile
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November 18, 2013
Picture rails
Kayla King added this to Home Inspiration {personal}
November 18, 2013
picture rail
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November 15, 2013
pic rail
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October 29, 2013
front door
Robin Storie added this to living rooms
October 27, 2013
Use of molding above the door, better scale
ebau added this to my country bungalow
October 17, 2013
trim line....warm color and white trim with wood door....so cozy feeling.
Kelley Segars added this to other ideas
September 26, 2013
picture railing
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September 14, 2013
Picture rails paint separation
jeshyr added this to jeshyr's Favorites
August 6, 2013
Not-so-big-house style picture rail used as headband.
gwenannej added this to Family Room ideas
July 28, 2013
I really want a picture rail!
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July 23, 2013
Picture rail
dcoll added this to Living room
June 24, 2013
Picture molding
madonetomes added this to Living Room Ideas
June 13, 2013
Curtain rail
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June 2, 2013
Picture rail molding
happycmpr added this to Details
April 29, 2013
picture rail
Marion Burlak added this to 153 Caroline- Paint the trim white
April 25, 2013
White trim, wood doors
emmiesix added this to emmiesix's ideas
March 15, 2013
paint wall above picture rail a different color -- very cool!
Lynette Watson added this to craftsman
March 2, 2013
fireplace tile
pharny added this to Organ-Living room
February 28, 2013
Two-tone with picture rails
hols9 added this to Trim Ideas
February 17, 2013
Picture rail instead of crown molding.
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February 14, 2013
front door
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January 30, 2013
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December 24, 2012
Door
bronna217 added this to Wall treatment
December 10, 2012
Trim at top of wall for coziness
30022947 added this to Beige kitchen
November 20, 2012
Love this - high picture rail on the stairs with white on the top and the darker below.
clarissaellen added this to dining room
November 3, 2012
Picture rail
golazo added this to 51 Living Room
October 30, 2012
Craftsmen example
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October 9, 2012
Moulding/picture rail, wall color
cmirelan added this to Exterior
September 10, 2012
door
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August 4, 2012
white trim around wood door
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July 31, 2012
ceiling trim
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July 31, 2012
Trim rail to reduce feeling of high celling
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July 30, 2012
Warm
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July 21, 2012
picture rail
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July 10, 2012
poster
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July 6, 2012
door
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June 25, 2012
Colour - bedroom
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June 5, 2012
Door.
bubbapat added this to bubbapt's Favorites
June 5, 2012
The plain board as a picture rail
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June 4, 2012
Picture rail tied in along top of door frames
agegall added this to Favorites for House
May 22, 2012
door, fireplace tile
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April 29, 2012
door detail
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April 19, 2012
Picture rail door
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April 8, 2012
door
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March 23, 2012
colors
Lori McDaniel added this to front entry
March 18, 2012
small
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February 12, 2012
front door
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February 7, 2012
door
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January 15, 2012
door
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January 1, 2012
treatment for a tall ceiling.. trim rail
sharonfurgal added this to sharonfurgal's ideas
November 23, 2011
great use for cozying up ceiling height in smaller spaces
jane brody added this to livingroom
November 13, 2011
DOOR
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November 3, 2011
Picture Rail and Trim
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October 24, 2011
Picture rail
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October 5, 2011
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October 3, 2011
trim rail used to bring down ceiling height
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October 3, 2011
door and trim
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October 3, 2011
rail at the door head height
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October 3, 2011
cosy
LinOne added this to Interior Design
October 2, 2011
quoted from Suno: "Use trim rail to reduce the perceived ceiling height. A picture rail at the door head height reduces the perceived ceiling height to make a more comfortable and cozy room. This is an especially useful detail when there's a tall ceiling and you want to avoid the feeling of being in the bottom of a Dixie cup."
slavallee added this to Decorating touches
October 2, 2011
Door
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October 2, 2011
like the door
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October 2, 2011
wall color
lonnydolin added this to lonnydolin's Favorites
October 2, 2011
making a tall ceiling more intimate
suno added this to suno's ideas
October 2, 2011
Use trim rail to reduce the perceived ceiling height. A picture rail at the door head height reduces the perceived ceiling height to make a more comfortable and cozy room. This is an especially useful detail when there's a tall ceiling and you want to avoid the feeling of being in the bottom of a Dixie cup.
kristi added this to kristig's ideas
October 2, 2011
trim detail
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October 2, 2011
front door
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October 2, 2011
trim atdoor height
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October 2, 2011
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