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In this video we share with you a couple of great trim ideas for your new bath remodel.  We've been talking about how to update your bath without spending a ton of money. Here we will share with you an inexpensive way to combine two low cost pieces of trim, to make a custom focal point in your new bath.

When we start talking about great trim ideas for a new space, crown molding typically comes up.  Crown molding has long been a great way to add a custom look to any space.  The only problem with crown is the labor costs have traditionally been high because of the skill required for installation.  Add to this the relatively high cost for the larger,  more custom pieces, and you have an expensive project on your hands.  But what if there was a way to add the look of a large crown molding without using the big stuff?

Today we are going to share with you a builder secret that is used to make a smaller piece of crown molding look big by combining two inexpensive pieces of material.  First, we purchase a standard 3" tall colonial base which is rather easy to come by and is VERY inexpensive.  You can use a low cost, pre-primed pine product since it will be located up near the ceiling with little chance of being banged into.  If we were installing it as a base molding, we would use something harder like a poplar.  This 3" tall colonial base can be found as inexpensively as $.40 per foot.

Crown molding can be expensive but if you follow our low cost trim ideas here, you will create a great new focal point to your bath remodel without spending a ton of money.



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