Foam Architecture Products Add Beauty and Save Money

We have all dreamt of someday having a fairytale mansion, adorned with beautiful decorations and impressive halls, staircases, and balconies. As we grow older, many of us realize this isn’t as likely to happen as we once thought it was, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make the most out of what we do have.

Even the most modest homes benefit from architectural additions which can impact the feel, appearance, and even the value of the home. Of course, many additions can weigh heavily on a checkbook when there are many other things that need tending to.

There is a middle ground though, where design and appearance meets practicality and affordability, and that manifests itself in foam architectural pieces.

Cut on computer controlled machines, polystyrene craft foam can be manipulated into near-replicas of interior design components that cost and weigh 10 times more. With a sealant and paint, comparing Styrofoam columns or mountings to the “real thing” would result in two identical items.

One of the best uses for foam is in crown molding, as soft polyurethane foam can be trimmed easily at home and manipulated into fitting into tight spots without the difficulty of traditional molding materials. Molding is made in any size or pattern and even in custom designs. Applying sealant and paint, you can have DIY molding that adds understated elegance and an open feeling to any room.

Styrofoam columns are perfect for creating an antique feel in home libraries or theaters. Again, the foam, this time polystyrene, can be cut and painted to match any surroundings. With simple adhesive, the columns can be mounted to walls without worry of weight or support that come with stone or wooden additions. The backs of half-columns can also be carved out to hide blemishes or irregularities in a home. Lastly, outdoor molding and non-weight-bearing balustrades around windows or balconies can give your home the look you’ve always wanted at a price you didn’t think you could afford.

If you’re looking to add value to your home, or just take a step toward that dream home you’ve always wanted, foam architectural pieces are the perfect plan.