What Kind Of Trim For Cape Cod/Cottage/Farmhouse??


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Old 05-20-15, 12:53 PM
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What Kind Of Trim For Cape Cod/Cottage/Farmhouse??

Hello, I have a Cape Cod style house that was built in the mid 50s so it has some modern appointments to it. I am slowly changing the 50s modern appointments on my Cape Cod where possible to a more classic cottage/farmhouse style.

The molding/trim around the doors and windows in my house is an oval casing like this:
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My question to designers and anyone else who may know is, what moldings are traditionally used on Cape Cod/farmhouse/cottage style interior doors and windows? The current oval casing in my house feel wrong and I need some checks and balances before doing the work and spending the money on materials.

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I had the ovals and change all to traditional home depot stuff when I changed all the doors.

Not a traditionalist as money was a factor.

With that said it depends on where the house was built and what they used IMO. There can be so many variations..

My original moldings from 1950 were like the two on the left here..

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Not many capes in my neck of the woods but IMO, I'd go with whichever molding I liked that fit my budget.
 
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Old 05-21-15, 06:37 AM
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What ever looks good to you is the one to use.
In one of my houses I just used 1 X 4 clear pine and used back band molding around the outside.
Now the opening look more like picture frames.
 
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Thanks for the replies. I know that it's my house and I can do what I want, but thought I would check if there would be any fopauxs in using some moldings, and what good designers might recommend or use?
 
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