18 Nov '11, 8pm

What to reuse and replace in a home renovation

What to reuse and replace in a home renovation

Decorative moldings are expensive to replace throughout a home. New styles try to copy old-world looks, but new-world quality is not as fine. Painted moldings can be removed, stripped and repainted. If sections are damaged, look for replacement pieces that can be taken out of old closets or side rooms that are less lived-in, using “new” moldings there instead. If it’s a historical home, you can get custom-milled pieces to match existing molding, or find replacement pieces at architectural salvage companies.

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