Carefully chosen and well-installed woodwork can very positively affect the appeal of a house. You can save money on your remodel by planning your finish trim and selecting the precise style you want in your home. In many contemporary homes the standard molding is made of pine with a simple design, and then painted white. If your design includes stained moldings you will need to purchase stain-quality wood (like pine, oak, cherry, or walnut).

Moldings can be very detailed or very plain and simple. A visit to a lumber yard or building supply store will reveal the available varieties in trim. You may decide to have all moldings in your room identical, or you might choose something very plain for baseboard and something a bit more detailed for door and window frames. Crown moldings add immensely to the appeal of a room. Chair rail is usually included in dining rooms. Shoe-molding or