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Choosing The Best Trim For Every Area Of A Room

When it’s time to change out trim or crown molding, it’s important to note that some trim and molding is used primarily for decoration, while others serve a functional purpose. Understand your options and what trim or molding would work best for you.

Crown Molding

Crown Molding is used to connect the top of walls to the ceiling. Crown molding can be very thick and stylistic to add character to a room. Traditionally used for decoration, it can have a functional purpose when used with cabinets. The thickness of crown molding can be used to fill gaps between a standard height cabinet and a non-standard ceiling height to save money on custom-designed cabinetry.

Baseboard Trim

Baseboard trim is used to connect a wall to a floor. The size can vary from very thin to 6-inches thick. While baseboard trim is used mostly for decoration, it can have function too. Baseboard trim hides gaps between flooring and walls. This is common when laminate flooring is used and a small space is required to allow for expansion.


Casing is the trim around windows and doors. Width for casing varies from two to three inches, and it is generally used for decorative purposes. It can also hide gaps between walls and windows.

Chair Rail

Chair railing is taller than trim, constructed about three feet above the floor. Its purpose is to protect walls from being cuffed by chairs, although today, it is commonly used for decoration.

Picture Rail

A picture rail can be extremely handy. They protect walls from nail holes which result after hanging pictures and wall. It is usually thin and hung seven to nine feet from the floor.

Whether you are remodeling a room or just want a fresh look, HB Home Services offers a free consultation.


Harry Hink is the owner of HB Services, LLC. He has years of experience in the home improvement field and brings an unparalleled enthusiasm to his customers. HB Services is known locally for their continued support of local communities, schools and businesses.

Harry is active in many organizations to include the Medical Care of Children Partnership(MCCP) which is a community partnership dedicated to providing medical and dental services to children of the working poor of Fairfax County who otherwise are ineligible to receive healthcare offered through Medicaid or other private and public sources. Harry is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, a certified United States swimming coach and, most important, a husband and father.

Owner Harry Hink’s philosophy is timeless and simple – do for our customers what we would do for ourselves. Our staff will listen to your ideas, offer insight suggestions and come up with a design that fits your lifestyle and adds value to your home.


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