If you add two simple lines of trim – one as a chair rail and one as crown molding – you could be adding a huge amount of value to your investment property.
But how do you do it the right way?
Trim and Paint: An Affordable Value-Add
Pro Tip: Make a big impact on the house’s appearance by painting trim before you install it.
The Chair Rail
First, pick out a trim that measures between 60 and 70 percent of the width of the baseboard. Use a stool and apron (it’ll look like a windowsill) if possible, but if not, use the same trim that’s already on the windowsills.
Center your chair rail at about a third of the wall’s height.
The Crown Molding
Pick crown molding that’s about 30 to 40 percent of the baseboard’s width for maximum effect.
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