Kuiken Brothers Classical Moulding is one of the largest, in-stock moulding collections available in the U.S., shipping to residential and commercial projects nationwide. All profiles are milled from poplar and are derived from Classical origins, discovered through meticulous research of the Historic American Building Survey and pattern books of the 18th & 19th centuries.
One element that makes Kuiken Brothers’ Classical Moulding Collection unique are the consistent details found in various size profiles which allow designers and installers to maintain a consistent look and feel throughout a home even with varying ceiling heights on different floors. This follows English Architect Robert Adam’s logical theory of reduction in trim details in his book, Classical Architecture. For example, every Kuiken Brothers Classical Moulding casing/ architrave option is available in a 5-1/2”, 4-1/2” and 3-1/2” proportionately scaled replica. Each Kuiken Brothers’ Classical Moulding base moulding has an identically matching base cap. Having the design flexibility which would have previously only been available with a custom moulding at the price and availability of a stock moulding allows you to offer your clients a distinctly unique house at a greater value. Plus, there are no lead times waiting on a custom run as these are in-stock at Kuiken Brothers locations.
Following this theory, we are pleased to offer you a Traditional Revival Style Moulding package for an entire house. Traditional Revival style mouldings represent an effort to take the Classical ideals of the Colonial periord and adapt them to modern expectations for new homes and houses. Grand entrances and taller ceilings require the largest profiles available from our collection in order to maintain the wonderful proportions of the Classical era.
This home features 10’ ceilings on the first floor and 9’ ceilings on the second floor. The photo gallery below showcases the Federal Style moulding profiles that we have selected for the first floor. The fact that this is a public space with taller, 10′ ceilings allows us to be a little more intricate in our profile selection. This floor features a boxed cornice and 5-1/2″ casings.
Focusing on the public spaces with more intricate moulding details leaves a lasting impression with your guests as they enter the home.
The images below showcase the moulding selection that we have chosen for the second floor hallway. The ceiling height here is 9′ so the cornice detail is not as elaborate, but since this is still a public space as guests may travel halls to bathrooms or guest quarters, we have chosen to keep the slightly larger KB354 which projects 4-1/4″ off the ceiling and 6″ down the wall.
And finally, we come to the bedroom moulding selection. The ceilings in this space are still 9′ as well but since this is private space within a home, it does not require the millwork to be as elaborate or intricate. Here we have chosen to scale down the crown to the KB318, which projects only 3-3/4″ on the ceiling and 4″ down the wall. The casing KB122, is also now only 4-1/2″. This affords the client a little extra in their budget to focus on the first floor details, impressing guests, heightening first impression experience, and ultimately increasing resale value.
Moulding selection is often left to the final stages of remodel and new construction projects, but with careful thought and consideration in the beginning, properly selected mouldings can completely transform the look and feel of a home. Kuiken Brothers Classical Moulding offers a whole new way to look at mouldings and a presentation that can easily be discussed with your clients at the beginning of the project.
In addition to the package above, Kuiken Brothers offer a number of additional design resources for builders, remodelers, architects, designers and their clients:
Kuiken Brothers Moulding Design Guide
Kuiken Brothers On-Line Moulding Library
Kuiken Brothers Full Line Moulding Catalog
Kuiken Brothers Classical Moulding Catalog
Kuiken Brothers Millwork Showrooms
If you are interested in specifying Kuiken Brothers Moulding profiles for an upcoming project, or have already chosen the package of your desire, please feel free to give us a call (201) 652-1000 or complete our on-line Contact Form and a Kuiken Brothers representative will follow up with you right away. We look forward to working with you on your next project!