Asked on May 9, 2017

Should baseboard in family room be taller than in bedrooms?

Marge BennettTeresaMichele Pappagallo


We are upgrading our floors and baseboards and I've noticed in new homes the baseboards are taller in great rooms than bedrooms. Ours are currently all the same height. Should they be taller since we are replacing them anyway?
5 answers
  • Judy Ferrell
    on May 9, 2017

    I think it depends on your taste. In the early 1930's it would have been bigger on the lower floors and smaller upstairs because company rarely went upstairs. Also, oak would have been used downstairs because it cost more and pine upstairs.
  • William
    on May 9, 2017

    Its a matter of taste and budget! Yes, great rooms in newer homes do have taller baseboard. Mainly because the rooms a larger and the grand entrance they present. Its a throwback to what Judy stated.
  • Michele Pappagallo
    on May 21, 2017

    It is entirely up to you. Your style and preference should dictate what you do in each room. Look through pictures and decorating books to see which look you like the best and go with that!
  • Teresa
    on May 28, 2017

    You can do whatever you want. I have a different sized baseboard for the kitchen and bath than what is in the living room and dining room. I match the decor.
  • Marge Bennett
    on May 30, 2017

    The taller baseboards give an elegant feel. If you want that in the bedrooms too.....
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