The finest details in the house always define the character and overall beauty of a home. From the choice of paint to the lighting, it is the little things that decide whether the final look will be classy or not. One such architectural detail that is often overlooked, but has massive impact on the final look of the house, is the corbel. Considered widely as just functional architectural elements, corbels offer more than just support. Because of the amount of detail they have, corbels are focal points in any home and contribute to the overall look. For a long time, they were considered expensive and unnecessary fancy brackets which only add to the budget. This has however changed because of the modern foam corbels made from polyurethane. They are far cheaper and offer more flexibility in terms of design and customization. Now that they are affordable, here are 3 places around your house where foam corbels can be effectively used to add to the beauty and character of the house:

1. Kitchen cabinets

Foam corbels are perfect for under kitchen cabinets because minimum support is required here. Since the cabinets are bolted to the walls, the foam corbels will be used solely for decoration. When fitted perfectly, foam corbels accentuate the kitchen cabinet giving ordinary builder-grade cabinets a custom look that is appealing to the eye.

2. Fireplace

Many people omit the fireplace mantel when thinking about decorating their homes. This however, should not be the case because the fireplace can be a spectacle when decorated with the right elements. There is no better way of decorating your fireplace and giving it a grand look than dressing it up with foam corbels. Adding corbels underneath the mantel or on the floating shelf will give it an astonishingly elegant finish.

3. Kitchen counters and Islands

The sides of most kitchen counters are often plain and simple. Curved foam corbels can be used to add elegance to the kitchen counters and offer a decorative element to kitchen counter overhangs. The results are truly amazing and your kitchen will be transformed forever. Island bar tops are beautifully accented with decorative corbels. Foam corbels are one of the fine details that can make or break the aesthetic of a house. They come either smooth or in a variety of textures and stain colors so you can find something that matches the other architectural elements in your home. They can also be painted to match colors or provide an accent. Volterra Architectural Products offers foam corbels in a variety of sizes and designs to spruce up your home.