Your interior trim package can be a costly thing when trying to get that special “pop” factor in your home. It is often times a sizzle feature that gets overlooked especially if you are on a limited budget. The right trim package can give your home that custom feel that may be missing. Below are a list of affordable options you may want to consider if you are wanting to give your house that HGTV look.
- Crown Moulding. Crown molding has the reputation of being very expensive which is why many homes do not have it. I would recommend doing one room at a time. Start with the master bedroom or office. You can find 5″ crown moulding for around $2.50 sq ft at your local Home Depot or Lowes. It should take a skilled handyman less that 8 hours to install 1 room.
2. Shiplap. Shiplap is a great way to add some sizzle to your house at a low cost. The tongue and groove shiplap is cost effective and very easy to install. Start simple with a powder room or fireplace.
3. Wainscoting. We love to give our formal dining rooms a custom look by installing wainscoting. You don’t want to install wainscoting in every room. Isolating 1 room is a great way to define the space giving that room its special unique look.
4. Trim Out Windows. This will be a little bit more costly depending on how many windows you have. If you can afford it, trimming out the windows will make a night and day difference in the overall appearance of your home. There are many options to choose from. Our favorite look is the window sill with apron below and full trim all the way around. This is definitely a custom look since a lot of newer homes do not offer this look. If you are on a limited budget this may be far down the list. Maybe start with 1 floor at a time. But trust me, once it’s done it will be one of the best decisions your made in your home.