interior trim

Old 03-29-02, 09:17 AM
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interior trim

This may be a goofy question, but I don't know the answer, so here goes. How do you know what is the "right" trim for interior windows and doors? I look at the material at the home improvement stores and just don't know what to do! OUr house is a 70's rambler, so I don't want orante, Victorian style. I just want it to look finished! Also, the doorways from LR to DR to hall are just sheetrock/texture. I would like to add trim to these areas--any recommendations? Thanks for any ideas!
Old 03-29-02, 10:52 AM
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Head back and look at the 2 1/2" colonial and 2 1/2" ranch.......their for trimming doors and windows...
Old 03-29-02, 05:45 PM
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Choose whatever casing looks right to you. There is no "right" or "wrong" answer, but there are lots of different looks that you can achieve. Beveled, colonial, streamline, ...? Do you want to paint it or stain it? That will determine whether you use an MDF, finger jointed, solid, veneer, etc. (Your budget will play a BIG role in the final answer. You can get casing at $.50 a foot or $2.00 a foot, or more.)
Old 03-30-02, 04:54 PM
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Thanks again!

Well, you are answering all my questions! I want to paint and was figuring I would get MDF. Strange as it might sound, I like my rambler and don't want it to look like we're trying to make it look like something else. It just needs detail.

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