Architectural: DIY Details for Your Home

by Renee Marie Jordan 06/19/2022

Architectural details can add character and charm to your home. While these details might seem complex because of their decorative nature, they’re fairly easy to build and install. Adding a few of these details can instantly spruce up any room in your home. If you’re searching for ideas for architectural details to enhance your home, consider the following.

Crown Molding

Crown molding adds visual interest to the upper part of rooms. You might build crown molding to put at the top of the walls in your living room or bedroom, or you might use it to cap columns and cabinets. Choose sturdy pieces of wood for your crown molding, so they will stay in place and in good condition for years. You can give your crown molding a decorative design or keep it plain. Keep in mind that you can paint crown molding to match the rest of your room or paint it in a color that complements the room’s interior.

Baseboards

If your walls are looking plain, consider building and installing baseboards. These boards run along the bottoms of walls to cover joints between wall surfaces and floors. Depending on the design of your baseboards, you can add visual appeal to any room in your home, including living rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms. You can build baseboards from different wood, such as maple, oak or pine. Vinyl is another material to consider when building DIY baseboards, especially for bathrooms or other areas that get damp.

Ceiling Beams

Ceiling beams give rooms a rustic yet elegant appearance, depending on the wood you use and whether it’s more naturalistic-looking or polished. You can choose to add just a few beams going across one room, or add several beams. Your ceiling beams can all go in the same direction, or you can arrange beams in a pattern of your choosing, which depends on the way your ceiling is laid out. Lighter, polished wood beams can brighten up a room, while darker, rustic wood beams can give the room a charming touch.

Door and Window Trim

Trim around doors and windows can draw the eye to these parts of any room. These architectural details can liven up more plain rooms or add a decorative touch to any room in your home. You can make your door and window trim in different styles to fit the surrounding design and decor in a room. You can also paint your door and window trim to contrast the rest of your decor for a visually striking look or blend in with it.

About the Author
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Renee Marie Jordan

Renee Marie Jordan is a Third Generation Realtor®, who started out her career in residential lending. Jordan Real Estate was established by her grandmother, Jean Kotwitz, who was one of the first female real estate brokers in Solano County! The company was then passed down to her mother, Diane Jordan, over 40 years ago. Renee Marie then took over the company 24 years ago and in 2015 joined forces with RE/MAX Gold.   

Regarded as one of Northern California’s most dependable brokers, Renee Marie has gained industry respect for creating a successful brokerage company. Renee Marie’s unique blend of negotiating expertise, innovative thinking and belief that the client always comes first, has resulted in an extensive client base with many satisfied homeowners. Renee Marie specializes in residential sales, first time buyers, short sale properties, luxury properties, investment properties, foreclosures, 1031 exchanges, and has been the HUD specialist for Solano County since 2009.   

Renee Marie gets to the heart of her clients wants and needs. She attributes a great deal of her success to the many referrals she receives from clients who appreciate the care and thoughtfulness she puts into every transaction. Friends and family members can count on the same excellent service when they are referred to Renee Marie.