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Enhance Your Home’s Wainscoting with Authentic Addition’s Door Frame Mouldings 

wainscoting enhanced with Authentic Addition's door frame mouldings on a double door

Wainscoting has long been a staple in interior design, known for adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to any room. This classic wall treatment involves installing wood paneling on the lower part of the walls, usually capped with a decorative rail. The process not only enhances the visual appeal but also provides protection to the walls. However, in Perth’s modern homes, which often feature plain metal door frames, achieving a seamless and cohesive look with wainscoting can be challenging. 

Understanding the Wainscoting Process 

installation of wainscoting by a carpenter with a nail gun

Wainscoting typically involves a few key steps: 

  1. Planning and Measurement: The first step is to plan the layout and measure the walls to determine the amount of materials needed. It’s crucial to ensure that the panels and rails align perfectly around the room. 
  2. Preparation: Walls need to be prepped by cleaning and smoothing any rough surfaces. This ensures that the panels adhere properly. 
  3. Installation of Panels: Panels are cut to size and attached to the wall using adhesive and nails. Care is taken to align the panels evenly, leaving space for the decorative rail at the top. 
  4. Adding the Decorative Rail: Once the panels are in place, a decorative rail is added at the top to cap off the wainscoting. This rail can be as simple or ornate as desired. 
  5. Finishing Touches: The final steps involve caulking gaps, sanding, and painting or staining the wainscoting to match the room’s décor. 

        The Challenge with Perth’s Metal Door Frames 

        In many Perth homes, metal door frames are the norm. While they are durable and functional, these plain metal frames can disrupt the cohesive look that wainscoting aims to achieve. The stark contrast between the rich texture of wood paneling and the cold, industrial feel of metal frames often results in a disjointed appearance. This is where Authentic Addition’s innovative door frame mouldings come into play. 

        Introducing Authentic Addition’s Door Frame Mouldings 

        Authentic Addition's door frame mouldings installed to compliment wainscoting rail and panels

        Authentic Addition offers a range of door frame mouldings designed specifically to fit over existing metal door frames. These mouldings provide a seamless transition from the wainscoting to the door frame, creating a harmonious look throughout the room. 

        The Benefits of Using Authentic Addition’s Door Frame Mouldings 

        1. Enhanced Aesthetics: By covering the metal frames, the mouldings ensure that the elegant look of wainscoting extends to the doorways, creating a unified design. 
        2. Ease of Installation: These mouldings are designed to fit perfectly onto existing frames, making the installation process straightforward and hassle-free. 
        3. Versatility: The mouldings can also be used independently of wainscoting, adding a touch of sophistication to any room. 
        4. DIY Friendly: All our products were designed for ease of use and installation making them a great weekend project for most home owners. 

              Exploring the Design Options 

              Authentic Addition offers four door frame moulding designs, each bringing its own unique charm to your home: 

              • Milano (AA 01) and Corona (AA 02): These designs are more traditional, featuring intricate details that complement classic interior styles with AA 01 having the smallest width (77mm) out of the four designs. 
              • AA 02 and Havana (AA 03): Both have similar widths (84mm for AA 02 and 88mm for AA 03), providing a balanced look that works well with various room dimensions. 
              • AA 03 and Vienna (AA 04): These designs share similar aesthetics with AA03 having a bullnosed edge and AA04 has a splayed edge. These are perfect for those looking to maintain a consistent style throughout their home. 
              • AA 04: This moulding boasts the widest width (94mm), making it ideal for creating a bold statement around doorways. 

              Bringing It All Together 

              Using Authentic Addition’s door frame mouldings in conjunction with wainscoting transforms plain, utilitarian spaces into elegant, cohesive rooms. Whether you’re looking to enhance a single room or your entire home, these mouldings offer a simple yet effective solution to elevate your interior design. 

              Wainscoting is a timeless wall treatment that adds depth and character to any room. However, the presence of plain metal door frames in many Perth homes can detract from its beauty. Authentic Addition’s door frame mouldings offer a practical and stylish way to bridge this gap, ensuring that your home’s design is both cohesive and captivating. By choosing the right moulding design, you can effortlessly integrate wainscoting with existing architectural elements, creating a space that truly feels complete. 

              If you have any questions about our products, do not hesitate to contact us. While we do not provide wainscoting services, we can certainly help with the installation of door frame mouldings. If you’re looking for wainscoting services, we have worked with two wainscoting and skirting board specialists that can help:  

              1. Perth Bespoke Carpentry (North of the River) 
              2. Perth Custom Creations (South of the River)