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A little crown molding goes a long way in making your home a little fancier, a little nicer place to live. By installing crown molding you can take an ordinary room into a more refined space and make it more aesthetically pleasing. Ultimately, installing crown molding will up your property values, too.
Crown Molding Prices
You can purchase standard crown molding for $1 to $2.50 per linear foot. This will be standard crown molding, the same that is found in many homes. It is already primed white from the factory. You can find many different styles of this standard affordable crown molding here at Home Depot. All you will need to do is paint it with a few coats of white finish pain after it is installed. You will first need to nail the crown molding into place. Then you will need to fill the nail holes to hide them after the pieces are secure. You can fill them with this cotton fluff nail hole filler which is a great alternative to wood putty. Standard wood putty takes a day to dry. The fluff product takes less than four hours to dry and often dries in less than one hour (for small holes).
You may buy a midrange crown molding for $2 to $5 per linear foot. This crown molding will still come from the factory primed with the white, standard finish. However, these prices will afford you some even more elaborate design. You will start to see fancy designs and patterns milled into the crown molding. This type of milling involves more complex craftsmanship, time to manufacture, and costs more because of it.
You may purchase fancy crown molding for around $10 to $15 per linear foot. These types of crown moldings have elegant finishes like bronze, copper, and silver. They also have lots of fine detail and intricate designs that will elevate the look of your room into another level of beauty.
Shopping for Crown Molding Installation?
Most carpenters will charge $300 to $400 per day to install crown molding in your home. How many days it will take for your carpenter to install crown molding in a room or home depends on the carpenter. This is a good reason to get a quote in writing for the task at hand. That is a legally binding document if you have it in writing. Avoid paying a carpenter by the hour because who knows how fast he is, how long his lunch break is, etc.