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How high to make my new baseboards?

13 years ago

Just finished painting the living room, (again!) and this time, I'm getting brand new baseboards to replace the old beat up 2 1/2" jobs that I just don't want to repaint. I looked at some molding profiles and don't know what to do. I'm going with something fairly simple, since I don't want too much bend to dust, but should I upgrade to a 4" or maybe a 5"? The baseboard will be in my entry, LR, DR, Kitchen, down the hall, and into the masterbedroom...I think.

I will only save about $60 overall by going with the 4" and the guy at the lumberyard says there's no reason to be worried about a bigger base, since so much wall gets covered with furniture, etc. But no reason for overkill either, right?



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