During our last floor replacement, I decided that I wanted to update our baseboards instead of putting them back up for the third time. A couple of them were damaged from the flood anyways, so instead of trying to match 15+ year old baseboard style and color, I decided that I wanted white. We found seriously the easiest baseboards to cut and install, so it wasn’t that big of a project (well, that much of an adder to the project).
The Easiest Way to Update Your Home With White Baseboards
One thing I knew when we were looking for new baseboards was that I wanted something thicker. Our old baseboards were only about an inch and a half tall, so they were just kinda boring sitting at the bottom of the wall. When we were perusing Home Depot, I discovered that there was PVC moulding! I was intrigued by this because it seemed like it would be super easy to install, but I wondered how real it would look once installed.
Honestly, we’ve had many people visit our home who had no idea that all our baseboards were technically PVC!
We also used this moulding in our bathroom remodels over the past couple years. They really made the grey and white floor tiles pop. Plus, we know that they are safe from all the moisture in the air!
These baseboards really were super simple to install. We cut each piece to length using a miter saw and then used a pin nailer and air compressor to attach it to the wall. One of the great things about the pin nailer is that the heads are so small they don’t even need to be filled in! Once they’ve been attached the the wall it is 100% done!
About 6 years ago, we swapped out all our doors, and kept them with a clear lacquer, so we didn’t really feel like replacing them and the door jams. Fortunately, the white baseboard with some natural wood accents actually go really well together! In addition to the doors, we also kept the stair rail and barristers in their natural wood color.
There are multiple things that I like about this moulding. First of all, they don’t need to be painted. The PVC is already a clean, white color without any paint added. Second, these baseboards are super easy to clean. Any dust simply wipes clean, and any scuffs can be wiped clean with a Magic Eraser. Lastly, this moulding is flexible. Our walls aren’t always perfectly straight, and the flexibility of the PVC allows for it to bend with the wall for a nice flush solution.
If you’re looking to replace your baseboards, I highly recommend this PVC Moulding. If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email, I’m happy to answer!
No way! I never would have guessed they were PVC! They look great!!
Wow! That makes a BIG difference, great pics
I love the white baseboards! It makes every single color POP.
We have white baseboards that we added and it really does help the overall look and aesthetic
Harry Lance says
That’s a nice DIY idea and the Whiteboards are really helping to enhance the overall beauty of the house. Keep up the posts like this.