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Crown Molding Cost

How Much Does Crown Molding Cost?

average costMedium: $300-$500 per roomhigh costHigh: $1,000-$1,400 per room
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Crown moldings decorate the stark angle where the ceiling meets the wall. Available in a wide variety of sizes and styles, crown moldings attach to both the wall and ceiling, adding architectural interest. An elegant touch, they can soften and enliven an otherwise boxy room.

Typical costs:

  • Standard crown molding professionally installed costs around $8-$12 a foot or about $300-$500 per 10x10-foot room, according to U.S. News & World Report[1] .
  • Elaborate designs, heavy or exotic woods, the need to stain or paint the moldings, uneven walls and ceilings, irregular layouts with lots of corners, and the use of multiple moldings to create a dramatic effect[2] can bump the cost of materials and labor up to $25-$35 a foot, or $1,000-$1,400 for a 10x10-foot room.
  • Materials for a do-it-yourself project in a 10x10-foot room range from 90 cents-$3 a foot for wood composite, red oak or poplar, or $40-$120 for a 10x10 room, or $1.50-$6.50 a foot for woods such as mahogany, cherry or walnut, or $60-$260 for a simple 10x10-foot space. Buy about 10 percent more molding than needed, to allow for wastage.
  • Correctly making complex cuts at the corners is crucial, and requires owning or renting a compound miter saw, sells kits with instructions, tools, charts, templates and more for $75-$118.
  • Precut corner pieces add an additional dash of style and make do-it-yourself crown molding projects a lot easier. They sell for about $8-$20 or more each, depending on size, style and type of material.
Related articles: Baseboards, Wainscoting

What should be included:
  • Standard crown moldings range from 1-1/2 to 20 inches wide, depending on the height of the ceiling, the size of the room and the home's architectural style. In an average home, crown moldings are about 4-5 inches.
  • There's practically an unlimited variety of decorative crown molding styles, starting with either the simple concave design or the reverse-?s'-shaped profile, to layers of straight-edged grooves, to patterns of rosettes, vines, ovals, squares, columns or cornices and more. Custom moldings can be ordered in almost any size and shape.
  • Crown moldings, particularly those made out of heavier woods, require two people to install properly. Better Homes and Gardens gives a quick overview of the process, while[3] provides extremely detailed instructions.
Shopping for crown molding:
  • Order crown molding at[4] ,[5] ,[6] ,[7] and[8] .
  • Referrals to trim carpenters are available from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry[9] .
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Crown molding installation
Amount: $350.00 total
Posted by: miro in upland ca, CA.Posted: May 31st, 2013 08:05PM
Number of Rooms: 4Type: 6'' 410mul crown
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Crown molding installation
Amount: $2,500.00 total
Posted by: kaigan in Wilmington, DE.Posted: February 11th, 2013 12:02PM
Number of Rooms: 4Type: Primed pine 5 inch
Contractor: Delaware Valley Hardwoods
We searched for the product we liked and bought it. After trying to install myself, I decided to hire someone. We ended up hiring Delaware Valley Hardwoods as we used them for our Hardwood Floor Refinishing and had amazing results. The came in and installed the 4 rooms about 120ft in 1 day and caulked everything to the ceiling and wall for no extra charge! I highly recommend Delaware Valley Hardwoods for any wood project! Call 302.396.4560 for any wood project in Delaware. I will absolutely use them again and again.
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Crown molding installation
Amount: $2,700.00 total
Posted by: Tom and Marie Bush in Winter Garden, FL.Posted: April 13th, 2012 02:04PM
Number of Rooms: 4 1/2Type: all wood crown 5.5"
Contractor: Trim Fantasies
Clean workers, on time, superb job. Happy i paid a little more but it was worth it
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orlando crownmolding carpenter
Amount: $550.00 total
Posted by: sheri j. in orlando, fl, FL.Posted: July 28th, 2011 10:07PM
Number of Rooms: 4 5/8 inch crownType: beautiful white
These gentleman, 2 brothers will and freeman. Did such a great job, we will hire them for all our small jobs and large. Clean and professional!! Quickest service ever! Had other quotes for less, but knew this had to be done correctly the first time, materials are to expensive to "burn up". Hope this them-850-251-1149.
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Crown molding in Seattle
Amount: $1,100.00 total
Posted by: Tinamel in Seattle, WA.Posted: February 12th, 2011 07:02AM
Number of Rooms: 6Type: crown
This was for carpentry only. We hired our own painter, who gave us a much better price on caulking, filling, painting.
~300 linear feet of of Sauder ultralite product (even lighter than MDF) installed amongst several rooms, including several bullnosed wall corners (i.e., baseboard uses four 22.5-degree cuts rather than two 45-degree cuts) and a few 135-degree angles. Ceilings were all standard, though (horizontal & parallel to the floors).
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Crown Molding Costs
Amount: $150.00 total
Posted by: JS in Coraopolis, PA.Posted: July 5th, 2010 08:07AM
Number of Rooms: 1Type: Living Room
Contractor: DIY
Did it myself for ~150$ USD (already had a compount miter saw and the air gun)
4 corners, 2 open edges, 60 linear feet of crown molding.
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Crown molding installation in richmond virginia
Amount: $2,509.00 total
Posted by: adrienne weaver in richmond, VA.Posted: February 12th, 2010 06:02AM
Number of Rooms: 1Type: 3 5/8 crown molding
Contractor: The Finishing Company
60 linear feet of crown molding, one room, four inside corners, 3 5/8 crown molding, caulked.
Great price for Richmond Virginia
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Estimat for crown molding
Amount: $1,100.00 total
Posted by: aruba in Mississauga, Other.Posted: September 16th, 2009 06:09AM
Number of Rooms: 2Type: Living room - kitchen
I just got a qoute for crown molding (5 1/2 inch HDF) installed and caulked for 1000.00CAD. The kitchen is approx 24ftx11ft and the living room is 16ftx11ft.
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