Repurposing the Multipurpose Room
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Repurposing the Multipurpose Room

For the last 10 years, the third bedroom in my home has been serving dual purposes. I’ve been utilizing it as a home office. My husband uses it as a home gym. However, before long, this multipurpose room will need to be repurposed into a nursery. Because I can’t allow my future baby to sleep on a treadmill, my husband and I need the assistance of a remodeling contractor. This type of professional can improve this chaotic space and help turn it back into its intended purpose, a bedroom. If you need to remake one of the rooms in your home, consider hiring a remodeling contractor to complete the work for you. On this blog, you will learn the ways a remodeling contractor can transform a multipurpose room into the space you need.


Repurposing the Multipurpose Room

How To Install Crown Molding

Joel Nguyen

One way to make your bathroom look more fancy and stylish is to install crown molding. Installing crown molding in the bathroom is a very smart investment because you don't need that much product so you can keep down the overall cost. This article explains how to install crown molding. No matter what type of wooden molding you have, this article should be useful.

Essential Equipment for the Job

There are two key pieces of equipment that you need when installing crown molding. First, you need an air compressor with a nail gun. You also need a compound miter saw. Both of these tools can be easily rented at daily or weekly rates. It is also important that you buy the right kind of nails. Usually, 2" Brad nails will suffice. These are basically small, headless nails that don't leave behind a big hole.

A compound miter saw allows you to cut the critical angles for the corners of the wall. This is important because if you don't cut 45° angle's along each end of the molding, the design will not match up and the seam will look sloppy.   

Cutting and Installing the Crown Molding

The key is to measure one wall at a time and cut the molding to size. Make sure each piece fits snugly before moving onto the next wall. Once all the pieces are cut to size, fire up the air compressor and get ready to shoot the nails. Since you're shooting into the corner of the wall, you don't need to worry about trying to find studs. But, when attaching crown molding, you should probably shoot a few extra nails to make sure it is very secure.  Most often, a nail every 6" to 12" is more than enough. Also, make sure you shoot the nails into the thickest part of the molding.

To finish off the job and make the molding blend in with the walls you want to caulk the edges. You can also use the caulk to quickly fill the tiny nail holes. Most people look for a caulk that is the exact same color as the molding. However, it can be harder to find a perfect match if your molding is not white. If you have colored molding, just look for a color that looks good next to the molding and the wall paint.

This simple and affordable bathroom remodel can definitely make your bathroom look more dynamic and classier.