Home Buyers Want Crown Moulding

MAUMEE, OHIO – In the 2012 National Association of Home Builders™ (NAHB®) “What Home Buyers Really Want” study, new and potential home buyers aren’t shy about their preference for wanting crown moulding --- it’s rated the third most essential decorative feature in the home. 

With 62 percent of survey respondents stating their preference for crown mouldings in the home (just behind ceiling fans and built-in shelving), the decorative trim surpasses respondents’ desires for fireplaces, window seats, kitchen seating and exposed beams. 

“These findings support the ongoing strength of crown moulding sales that we’ve seen over the years,” says Anita Piety at Fypon. “Crown moulding has a ‘double whammy’ of popularity. It’s a decorative feature that builders generally add to rooms to enhance the appeal of a new home plus it’s a fairly easy do-it-yourself project for homeowners to tackle. 

“The urethane crown mouldings we offer are especially easy to install. In addition to traditional crown mouldings that require mitering, we also manufacture miterless crown moulding systems that require only simple straight cuts. The crown moulding can be combined with decorative inside and outside corner pieces and divider blocks to create a stunning accent in any room --- all without mitering!” 

Results of the 2012 “What Home Buyers Really Want” study also indicate that consumers’ desire for having crown moulding in the home has grown steadily over the years. In the 2004 study, 51 percent of respondents rated crown moulding as “essential or desirable” in the home. This number increased to 61 percent in the 2007 study and has now increased to 62 percent in the 2012 study. 

“Crown moulding is a timeless product,” says Piety. “There are such a wide variety of moulding designs and sizes that anyone can match up a home style with the appropriate crown moulding. We offer more than 80 different designs, so whether you’re looking for a simple dentil crown moulding or an ornate Florentine crown moulding, it’s easy for builders, remodelers and homeowners to purchase and install these low-maintenance urethane products.” 

Fypon offers thousands of decorative millwork elements in a variety of architectural styles to enhance the interior and exterior of homes. Each piece is crafted from tough, weather-resistant, high-performance materials that are resistant to decay, insect infestation and water damage for long-lasting beauty and low maintenance. Part of consumer products company Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE: FBHS), Fypon, LLC is owned by Therma-Tru Corp. For additional information, call 800-446-3040 or visit www.fypon.com.

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