Finish work is an essential part of an attractive home. The trim or baseboard that are installed range from simple to ornate. Most of the basements we finish go with a standard 3 1/2 inch trim package that looks great and is part of our standard finish package for basements.
Some clients like to match the main floor of their home and request a taller or more ornate trim package. For these basements we bid it out and give you and exact price as part of your bid.
Some fun options that you may consider for your basement:
- Board & Batten: this is a great option that really dresses up a room. See the pictures below for examples.
- Crown molding: this is a little harder to pull of in a basement. I’d recommend at least 9 foot ceilings or it just doesn’t look right. It’s a great way to add a formal look to a room and really dress it up. Popular applications are family rooms, theater rooms and offices.
- Bead-Board: A variation on board and batten. This is a little more cost-effective and gives a similar look. It’s popular in kids rooms and mud rooms.
- Chair-rail: A great way to dress up a dinning room, bedroom or just about any area of the house. This looks especially good when you change the paint colors on the top and bottom of the railing.
Standard finishes for trim are white or lighter colors on the trim, in a two or three tone paint scheme, and darker walls. Recently we have been getting more requests to vary the color and include darker colors on the baseboard and lighter colors on the walls. This adds a distinctive look to a room or the whole house.
Another look that has really gained in popularity is all wood trim that is clear coated. We just finished a home that has over $50,000 of Alder trim. It looks spectacular.
Most basements look great with our standard package for trim. See the photos below. But if you’d like to get fancy call us, we’ll give you a free bid on your basement and we can discuss ways to use trim to improve the look of your basement. 801-706-0148