Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Moment to Trim

We've moved onto a seemingly out-of-order project - adding trim to the windows and exterior doors, even though the majority of our rooms are still unfinished.  I don't have a great explanation for why we're tackling this now other than that it's one of those tasks that can be worked on in small increments, we've been mulling over what type of trim to install, and it seemed slightly easier to make decisions on trim than some of the other choices we're in the middle of making (I'm looking at you, master bath tile).  We still need to order - and then install - interior doors so we don't have much to do on that yet but there is no shortage of windows to trim out!  On the last house, we did a simple 1x4 trim with mitered corners on the doors and windows.  We really liked the clean look of that trim but wanted to do something a little more detailed this time around.  So, we're still using the 1x4 trim for the most part but have added a little fillet at the top and bottom and a casing cap up top.  The top and bottom fillet is 1x1/4" and extends 1/4" out from the side casing.  The casing cap is 5/4" x 1 1/2" and extends 1/2" out from the side casing.  We thought about doing something even more elaborate and/or using 1x6 for the top casing but decided instead to stick with the 1x4 all around.  The added elements mean more cutting, nailing, puttying, and eventually caulking but hopefully it'll add a nice detail while still preserving the generally simple, clean lines of the house.

Starting on the mudroom window

And finished with the mudroom window (it did not actually take as long to finish this window as the daylight suggests - we were just a little slow on taking pictures!)

And the pantry window
Getting started on the exterior mudroom door (the lockset will eventually match the oil-rubbed bronze hinges - we just have a temporary set on right now)

Moving along

That looks much better!

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