How tall should my baseboards be?
Similarly one may ask, what is the most popular baseboard trim?
Rounded or stepped trim is probably the most common type of baseboard you'll encounter. This is the type of trim used in a lot of newer construction. Basically, it's a piece that's about 5/8 inch to 7/8 inch wide and three to three and a half inches tall.
Also Know, does crown molding make a room look bigger or smaller? Size. 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.
Likewise, how do I choose baseboards?
Select baseboard that is tall enough to "be a noticeable accent without overpowering," according to the website One Project Closer. One rule of thumb is to use baseboard that is 5-1/4 inches tall for a room that is 8 feet tall. Use taller baseboard in taller rooms.
How do you make old baseboards look new?
Making Old Baseboards Look Pretty
- What You Will Need:
- STEP ONE: Prep the surface.
- STEP TWO: Get that painter's tape out and tape off the top and bottom of the baseboard, so that you don't get paint on the wall or the floor!
- STEP THREE: Paint!
- STEP FOUR: This is the most complicated part, but it REALLY gives baseboards a "finished" appearance.