For years, retrofitting arches in an existing home was an expensive and messy drywall job, best done by a professional contractor.
KitBut "Creative Corners" by Archcraft Products has created prefabricated arches that anyone can install in their home. The doorway arches are made out of urethane. Everything a homeowner needs for the installation is included in a kit, allowing anyone to blend walls and ceilings like the pros.
Creative Corners arches come in several styles, including partial arch, full arch, cathedral, and step. Each arch is 4 3/4" wide, so they will work around any standard wall thickness. But the company also offers custom arches, so if you need a different size, they are available.
Apply mudOne of the great things about this do-it-yourself project is that not only is everything included in the kit that you buy, but the installation is just four easy steps. After you dry-fit the arches into the corners, all you do is put some compound on them, put them up in the corners, and attach them with drywall screws. Then put some joint tape around them to prevent cracks and apply a coat of drywall. Once that dries, sand it down and repeat the process until you get the compound to the desired consistency. Then all you have to do is paint or wallpaper. It's that easy.
Finished archCreative Corners has made it simple for homeowners to get a custom feature home, without having to pay a custom price. Most arches, including the kits, cost $60. Creative Corners representatives say that their product makes such a dramatic difference in people's homes, once the customer installs arches in one doorway, they usually end up buying arches for every doorway.
If you have ugly square doorways and want an easy, inexpensive way to change them, contact Creative Corners.