So, you’ve decided that you want an architrave. You’ve chosen your dealer well – Australian Moulding Co. prides itself on its dedication to customer satisfaction. Our architraves are manufactured to stringent quality standards regardless of design – and there are many designs. Of course, just buying an architrave doesn’t make it magically appear in the right place! Choosing and purchasing your architrave is only part of the process. As with any fixture, careful consideration must be given to its placement and installation. Let’s think about where in your home you might place an architrave for maximum visual impact.
Hallways are typical sites for the addition of an architrave. Due to the high amount of traffic passing through these areas, they have an excellent opportunity to ‘stand out’ and improve the ambience of the room. Many hallways have an arch-like fixture between two walls, used to define the passage way and give it a certain character. This is typically where architraves are installed. In the previous century, the trend in many ‘stock’ homes has been to ignore this arched space. However, in this modern age of design where less is not necessarily more and change is okay, these walls seem vacant and boring nowadays. Architraves as decorative fixtures are gaining popularity for this reason, and will no doubt add crucial visual intrigue to otherwise uninteresting surfaces. To mount an architrave in a hallway, simply attach using screws and mounting glue. In most cases, architraves can be installed with minimal preparation of the surface (i.e. some sanding) and some precise measurements.
Hallways aren’t the only place for the architrave – virtually any arched doorway or wall fixture is a potential target. Call Australian Moulding Co. today for a quote and even more advice on where to put your architrave.