It’s also important to know that the height of the ceilings will also make a difference in the types of materials used. If crowns are built up too much and the ceiling height is only 8 ft., it’s going to make the room look small and the proportions are going to be off. Knowing the right height allows a remodeler to make some recommendations on what proportionally is going to look good in the home.
There are several millwork materials that include wood, composites, PVC and urethane, but upfront costs on these materials can be somewhat deceiving. Through third-party research conducted on behalf of Fypon’s urethane products, it turns out that urethane’s higher initial cost actually saves on the bottom line.
“The research done on a simple door surround found that by using a synthetic, premolded, ready-to-install urethane product, we save them 19 percent on total cost of ownership,” explains Tina Mealer, retail marketing manager and director of marketing for Fypon. “It’s really looking at what is the right product for the application to get the quality you want, but also to save money on the total cost of ownership.”
With the way the market is right now, millwork is expected to see a slight uptick in sales as people look at the smaller, simpler projects they can undertake now to refresh their home and increase its value. The recent economy and housing market have certainly put a stop to the two-year turn and burn for now.
“I think the future is going to hold a solid standing for millwork,” says Mealer. “We’re seeing as people pull back into their homes, they’re working on updating them, plus builders and remodelers are using millwork to add more value to the homes that they’re working on. I think we’re going to see more use of trim, but in strategic areas that really draw value to the home.”
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