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Decorative Ceiling Features Add Value to Any Home

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A person’s home is typically their greatest investment. In order to quickly build equity in a home, remodeling or upgrading rooms is a safe bet. Not only does a home’s equity increase when you add features, but you get to enjoy your surroundings that much more. We all know remodeling a kitchen or bathrooms will yield the most on your investment, but what about the other 75% of your homes square footage?

A unique way to add elegance and perceived value to your home is to upgrade, or add, ceiling moldings. Think about it, what do you think of when you hear the words “crown molding”? Most people will think the home has those polished finishing touches which scream top-dollar. Ask any listing agent in the business, they will almost always include a mention of crown moldings, when the home has them, in the listing features. This is true for all geographical areas, and especially for plaster ceiling moldings. These old features are new again, and will leave your visitors in awe. Plaster ceiling moldings are typically not seen in new construction. Even high dollar homes which cost a king’s ransom do not have these decorative features. These little nuances are really what set a home apart from others on your block.

If you want to get really elaborate, you can add ceiling: medallions, panels, domes, or decorative brackets. Like cast ceiling moldings, these features will draw the eye of anyone who enters the room. Though all of these items add value, these features are not wildly expensive. Also, and if you want to keep install costs down, any do-it-yourselfer can install ceiling moldings without a ton of experience required. The best part about adding ceiling moldings to a pre-existing home is how little you have to actually do. You will not have to compromise the structural integrity of the home. You will not have to alter wire or pipe routes. Lastly, you will not have to pull permits from your municipality. Think of these decorative features as 3D wallpaper.

As we all know, the housing market took a detour a few years ago. Today, if you choose to believe it or not, homes are rebounding all over the country. Regardless if you plan on selling your home, flipping a recent purchase, or living in your home for the next thirty years; you can’t go wrong with decorative ceiling features. 

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When you get ready to install your ceiling dome from Castle Design, these are some useful tips! Support Frame:Construct support frames using 1 ½” thick, minimum 2 x 6 material, and install frame into ceiling, or use existing ceiling joists as part of support frame (check with building code requirement). We recommend having product on-hand for [...]

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Do it Yourself Decorative Molding

The internet is booming with Do It Yourself tutorials with everything from simple wall hangings to repurposing old furniture. In this blog post, we will discuss how Castle Design’s Decorative Molding can be incorporated into your DIY projects.Our first idea involves repurposing an old nightstand with pieces of decorative molding attached to the front drawer panels. This completely [...]

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Castle Design offers a beautiful collection of mantels for you to choose from. Whether you are building your dream home, or remodeling an older home, we can help you select the perfect mantel.Our paintable Gypsum Stone Mantels are available in several distinct designs that are the perfect centerpiece for any interior room. Gypsum Stone Mantels are hand-crafted to create a smooth [...]

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Decorative Molding Adds Style and Flair to Your Home

GeneralCorbels and decorative brackets add to the beautify your project with a classic artistic look. They can also serve useful purposes, such as hanging draperies and supporting shelves. Plaster decorative brackets provide a medium that can be much more detailed that those made of wood or polyurethane. Gypsum is much more easily painted or covered in other finishes or stains, [...]

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Beautiful Mantels from Castle Design

You have recently purchased and installed one of our beautiful mantels, now to decorate it! Here are some great mantel decorating ideas that will last throughout the year.When choosing the perfect decorations for your mantel, the possibilities are limitless! Choose a style that compliments the other décor in your home, but allow your creativity to flow. Select pieces that [...]

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Castle Design can hep you choose the right Mantel

Castle Design offers a beautiful collection of mantels for you to choose from. Whether you are building your dream home, or remodeling an older home, we can help you select the perfect mantel.Our Paintable Gypsum Stone Mantels are available in several distinct designs that are the perfect centerpiece for any interior room. Gypsum Stone Mantels are hand-crafted to create a [...]

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Corbels and Brackets

If you are looking for a way to add instant beauty to your home, Corbels and Brackets from Castle Design will allow you to do that.  The possibilities are endless and we have a large variety of sizes and design possibilities.Interesting architectural details such as corbels and brackets, pilasters, and molding trim add character and [...]

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Incorporating Corbels and Brackets in Your Decor

Are you looking for a way to add an element of design to a preexisting fireplace shelf, fireplace mantel, or kitchen bar? If so, Castle Design has a large selection of corbels and brackets that will allow you to do just that.Our corbels and brackets allow you to create a beautiful expression in your home. [...]

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Ceiling Domes for every style

If you are a home owner wanting to wow any guest who may enter your home, then ceiling domes from Castle Design are the way to do this.  Interior ceiling domes invoke memories of Greek style mansions and classic style Georgian homes for the modern home owner. Anyone who enters a room with a ceiling [...]

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