How Much Does Crown Molding Cost To Install?

How Much Does Crown Molding Cost To Install?

Average Cost to Install Crown Molding

The cost to install crown molding will be anywhere between $634 and $1,583, with prices quoted between $8 and $3 per linear foot for the project. If you choose to install crown molding yourself, you may pay only between $40 and $260 per linear foot, depending on the type of wood you choose.


Exact room measurements, material choices and the decision whether to hire a professional or do the job yourself can greatly impact the cost of your crown molding project. Figures also vary substantially depending on the type of crown molding you choose. Here is a breakdown of the costs associated with popular crown molding materials:


Costs by material composition (excluding labor):
  • Polystyrene foam: average of $1-$2 per linear foot
  • Medium-density fiberboard (MDF): average of $1-$3 per linear foot
  • Wood: average of $1-$6 per linear foot, depending upon the wood choice
  • Exotic woods: average of $10-$45 per linear foot


Generally, labor to install crown molding ranges from $2-$8 per linear foot, depending on the complexity of the project, the ceiling height of where the molding to be install, the type of molding you choose and standard labor rates in your area.

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