With endless profiles available, crown moulding is timeless and adds character to any space. There is plaster crown moulding and wood crown moulding, which is the only type we install. Wood crown moulding will cost you almost half the price of plaster crown, and if it's installed properly, it can last for ages. Indeed, new homes that are still settling will show cracks in the joints and corners, which is also possible with plaster crown moulding if the home if the trade didn't do their job right. Design options for crown moulding include coffered ceilings, multi-step crown, or simple crown.
Coffered ceilings date back to Ancient Greece and Rome, where they were used to reduce the weight of stone ceilings. They were aesthetically pleasing and thus continue to be seen in the modern day. In a new home, the coffers (the boxes) can be framed out with the drywall being installed after, and the crown being installed at the end. If coffers are to be stained, they must be made completely out of stain grade wood. Coffers can have multiple levels and incredibly elaborate designs. Head to Pinterest for more inspiration.
Base or Casing
Multi step crown moulding
Crown moulding only comes in certain heights. To achieve a bigger profile, one must be creative. Options to making the crown look bigger include using casing or baseboard as bases and then installing the crown right on top.