Estimating crown molding cost is important in order to know how much you should expect to pay for crown molding that you are looking to install in your home as a do-it-yourself project. In order to estimate the cost of crown molding you need to know a few things about the room in which the crown molding is being installed.
Measure the Room
It is necessary to measure the room where the crown molding installation will be installed. This does not necessarily mean that you need to climb up on a ladder to measure the top of the wall near the ceiling where the crown molding will be installed. For most homes the measurement can be taken at the baseboards. This will make it easier for you to obtain an accurate measurement necessary to translate it into the cost of crown molding needed for the room. When taking measurements of a room where the crown molding will be installed, make sure to measure all of the walls and opening in order to obtain the most accurate measurement. Be sure to also measure the room twice.
Calculate the Total Linear Feet
Once you have obtained the measurement of the room or rooms where the crown molding will be installed, you need to take those measurements and add them together. This will help you calculate the total number of linear feet the room is (linear feet is not the same as square feet, which takes the length of the room times the width). Calculating the linear size of the room only requires you to sum the total measurements. For example, if you have a room with 4 walls and measure them as follows; 10 feet, 10 feet, 8 feet, 12 feet, the total linear feet of the room is 40 feet (10 + 10 + 12 + 8 = 40) You will also need to round your numbers up to the nearest whole foot; for example a measurement of 8 feet, 7 inches would come out to 9 feet.
Using an Online Cost Estimator
If you go online you can find numerous websites that are available to provide you with the cost estimation for crown molding. The cost estimation calculators that are available online provide you with an estimation of cost for the crown molding including the cost of labor and materials. It should be noted that with any estimate, particularly those generated online, it can not truly reflect the costs for your given region of the country where the costs of materials and labor may be higher than a national average in which these costs are based on.
Sample Cost Estimates
Using the information provided by 1 website that calculates crown molding estimates, here are the costs for a room of 30, 40, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150 and 200 linear feet:
- 30 linear feet, $142.50
- 40 linear feet, $190.00
- 50 linear feet, $237.50
- 75 linear feet, $356.25
- 100 linear feet, $475.00
- 125 linear feet, $593.75
- 150 linear feet, $712.50
- 200 linear feet, $950.00
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