Chair Rail Molding Ideas, Materials and Costs

The addition of chair rails adds an interesting design feature to your room, creating a refined feel to your space. Originally used to protect your walls from the movement of chairs, they have now become a primary feature in dining rooms, living rooms and even bathroom remodels. Much like crown molding, chair rails come in various types and sizes, from casual to very elegant. They can be used to make a room look more cohesive and as a separation between painted walls and wainscoting. Although fairly easy to install, in order for chair rails to work in your room it is imperative to have an even, flat surface without bulges or ripples. You may need the help of a sheetrock installation team if you have walls that need to be repaired or replaced before the installation of chair rails.

Sitting Area with Gray Walls and Wainscoting

On this page of, review pictures of chair rail molding installed by other homeowners and contractors. Get ideas for your own project, or share a completed project of your own.

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