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What Are Interior Finishes?

Have you walked into a home and instantly loved how unique it looked? Did you find yourself wondering what made that home different from yours? Was it a custom build? Was it the shiplap? The trim work? How did the owner make the walls look so sophisticated? And how did that staircase look so modern?

Well, we have the answer to your questions! Interior Finishes.

A home’s interior finishes are truly what makes a room. It’s in the details that homeowners are able to create unique styles that fit their unique interior design styles.

So, what are interior finishes? They are interior design elements that provide a “finished” appearance to a room. There are many interior finishes, and they all help elevate any room you use them in.

Here’s a breakdown of the top interior finishes in trending interior design:

  • Crown Moulding is a form of cornice created out of decorative molding installed atop an interior wall. It is also used atop doors, windows, pilasters, and cabinets
  • Trim Moulding is a small piece of wood that is used to accentuate areas of a room. It may be used along doors, windows, cabinets, ceilings, or floors.
  • Build Up is combining or layering two or more mouldings to create a new or custom look. Also known as stacking, build-ups make it easy to create a custom look.
  • Hand Rail is a stair part that is fixed to posts, like stairs, or a wall for people to hold on to for support.
  • Column is a supporting or decorative pillar used in building stairs that can be circular or rectangular. Bonus: a decorative half column that is attached to the wall is referred to as a pilaster.
  • Finish Boards are used for a multitude of purposes including shelving, window liners, bases, casing, and DIY creative projects.
  • Shiplap is a type of wooden board used commonly as exterior siding in the construction of residences, barns, sheds, and outbuildings.
  • Panel Moulding includes a variety of moulding profiles most often used to create or embellish panels on either flat or recessed surfaces. These mouldings are commonly used on doors, architectural paneling, mantels, and cornice assemblies.
  • Tongue & Groove Paneling is a type of lumber with a machine tongue on one side and a groove on the other, so that when pushed together, the groove of one board fits snugly over the tongue of the adjacent board. This type of paneling can be used to cover walls or ceilings.

Whether you are a custom home builder, interior designer, or DIYer, interior finishes are essential to any room.

Now, the big question. How will you use interior finishes in your next project?