Can you add to existing crown molding?
Regarding this, can you DIY crown molding?
The hardest part of installing crown molding is cutting the corners. You can't do it like any other trim pieces because the molding sits at an angle between the wall and the ceiling (Image 1). Using a coping saw (Image 2) is the easiest way to cut the corners because a coped joint is tighter than a mitered joint.
One may also ask, does crown molding make a room look bigger? Crown molding does not make a room look smaller -- in most instances. The molding can be wider if the ceiling is a little higher and can be up to 6 inches wide for a very high ceiling -- up to 12 feet. Crown molding any wider than this is only suitable for very large rooms or very tall ceilings, or both.
One may also ask, what can I use instead of crown molding?
Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) is another popular alternative to the traditional wooden crown molding. It is installed very much the same way as real crown molding but is cheaper and more lightweight. MDF crown molding is also very customizable, as it can be stained or painted to the color you desire.
What rooms should have crown molding?
As we mentioned, crown molding is often installed between walls and the ceiling or the wall and the floor. This gives the room a seamless, elegant appearance.
Here are a few:
- Kitchen Cabinets.
- Bathroom Mirrors.
- Bedroom Headboard.
- Around Your Mounted TV.