Trim size

Old 04-14-20, 11:21 PM
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Trim size

Iím looking to transition our house from oak colored trim to white. I am planning on buying new baseboard trim that would be 3.25 inches. Installing new windows that will be 3.25. My trim around my doors. closets, etc. is 2.25 inches and I am looking to paint these areas for the sake of saving money. Just looking for opinions on if this will look funny or can I get by saving a few bucks and nails??
Old 04-15-20, 03:01 AM
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I've always been partial to the door and window casing being the same. I also prefer for the base to be taller than the casing is wide BUT it's your house so unless you are getting ready to sell all you have to do is please you and yours. Once it's all painted the odds are most folks won't notice.
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Old 04-15-20, 07:54 AM
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I'm with marksr on this one.
As far as size of casing you pick, to me it depends on the size of the house.
EG: smaller house, smaller trim.
A big room with 10' ceilings would look silly with narrow trim, a small rancher, 2-1/4 would look fine, but for sure I also would trim the windows and doors the same size.
No matter what size the room is I prefer 5-1/2" base, to me when I see narrow base it reminds me of a cheap mobile home, or one built in the 70's but that just me.
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Do a room if you do not like it then you change the offending moldings.

I would not nail the baseboard in just cut them and put them in place.
If you then go with wider door moldings you just have to cut an inch off them so will not be wasting material.

I do not think it will look strange but that is just my opinion.
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I agree. Marksr, I would typically use smaller casing and bigger baseboards. As far as leaving the old trim, I would do the base and case that you wanted to do and if you don't like it right off the bat or it starts to annoy you later, change it!

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