Picture Frame Molding and Hardwood Floors

Picture Frame Molding


Scope of Work:  Picture-frame molding, crown molding, hardwood floor installation, hardwood floor refinishing, wallpaper removal, interior painting.
Timeline: 2 1/2 weeks
Location: Madison, NJ
These homeowners wanted a number of cosmetic upgrades made to their newly purchased home in Madison, NJ 07940. They wanted the work to be finished before they moved into their home. There was just a 3 week window between closing and move-in. Due to the timeline, a couple crews were hard at work the day after closing. In just two and a half weeks we were able to:

  • install picture frame molding in the dining room,repaint their kitchen cabinets,
  • replace the linoleum floor in the kitchen and laundry room with new hardwood flooring,
  • refinish and stain the hardwood floors throughout the house,
  • install new baseboards throughout the first floor of the home,
  • install new crown molding throughout the entire home,
  • repaint the children’s bedrooms, and
  • remove wallpaper and paint a bathroom.


Picture Frame Molding

Let’s start in the dining room. The floors were refinished and stained with a deeper brown which was carried throughout all the hardwood in the home. Additionally, we installed picture-frame molding as well as crown molding in the room. Picture frame molding is a type of wainscoting that features a series of raised rectangles that have the appearance of picture frames. This type of wainscoting is the most affordable as it is the easiest to install and requires the least amount of wood. However, it makes a major impact!

In the laundry room, we removed the cabinetry to open up the backdoor entryway. The linoleum floor in the laundry room and kitchen was replaced with hardwood flooring which we installed, stained and sealed.

We also painted the kitchen cabinets a clean, crisp white. Lastly, we replaced the dated handles with modern hardware to finish off the kitchen renovations.

In the stairway, wallpaper was removed and the floors were refinished and stained by hand.

Stairway After

Stairway after
Stairway after


In the Master bedroom we added crown and baseboard molding, refinished the floors and painted.

Welcome home!

See all the before and after photos of this extensive interior renovation project here.

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Need to make updates to a home you’ve recently purchased? We’ll work around your timeline so you can move into your new and improved home quickly. Give us a call at 973-635-7900 for a fast, free estimate.