To intensify—quite than dominate—colourful walls, choose chair rail that’s about two-thirds of the baseboard width and crown about one-third the baseboard width. For a extra conventional look, select crown that’s about two-thirds of the baseboard width. Then make the brand new chair rail 60 to 70 p.c of the width of your baseboard. Use a two-piece combination that mimics a windowsill and its apron when you have this type of trim. Otherwise, use trim similar to your window trim with a 5/eight- to 3/four-in.
A fresh coat of colourful paint and up to date hardware in your front door give your house a fast face-carry. Then buy new accessories, like the house number, mailbox and light fixture. In most instances a screwdriver is the only tool you’ll want to put in them.
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