Sometimes it’s the little things that can make the biggest difference in our homes, like replacing or updating door and window frames. They’re probably not what first comes to mind when you think about adding value to your home and getting greater enjoyability from each room, but they can have a dramatic effect as a fairly inexpensive remodel project. Here are some reasons you might want to update your door and window frames.
Let’s face it; with warmer weather on the way there are many more enjoyable ways to spend your time than repairing and maintaining rotting wood trim. Inteplast’s PVC window and door trim products won’t rot, split, crack, splinter, or absorb moisture. They’re also resistant to termites and other pests. Because they’re moisture-resistant, Inteplast’s products are perfect for kitchen and bathroom applications.
Inteplast’s interior window and door moulding comes in a variety of colors and profiles to match any interior style. You can make dramatic entrances to any room by matching ceiling, wall, and window moulding to your door and door frame. There are 14 colors to choose from including Crystal White, Ultra Maple, Espresso, and autumn. All exude sophistication and quality craftsmanship.
Frame a Picturesque view
Got a grand view of the outside world from every room in your house? You wouldn’t hang an old beat-up frame on a masterpiece would you? The aesthetic value of Inteplast Building Products Window Moulding goes beyond softening transitions and hiding door jamb seams. It adds depth and drama to every room by framing picturesque views and playing off natural light.
Because Inteplast’s window moulding products are lightweight, prefinished, and use the same tools as traditional lumber products, you can DIY without calling in the pros. The products arrive ready to install: no priming, painting, staining or sanding needed. Just measure, cut, and install. The light weight makes it easier to install–essentially a one-person project. They are also slightly flexible, so they’re the perfect solution for walls that aren’t completely true. Inteplast’s window and door trim products are available at Lowe’s and other select dealers.
If you’re like me, and you live in an older ranch style house, or as I like to refer to it, vintage, you know it was designed and built with minimal exterior and interior aesthetics to reflect a casual lifestyle. Well, that doesn’t mean you can’t give it a modern makeover. And one of the simplest, most inexpensive ways I’ve found to do that is by adding or updating the existing moulding. I’ve seen first-hand the way crown moulding can add drama to any room just by filling in that plain drab line between your walls and ceilings. I’ve finally gotten around to adding crown moulding to every room in my house. My next project is updating the dark moulding around the doors in all the rooms with modern, white profiles for a crisp, finished look.
What makes updating moulding around your doors easy to do yourself is the pre-finished door trim kits you can purchase at Lowe’s. With just a few basic woodworking tools and some old-fashioned elbow grease, you can trim a door in a few hours. Here are some DIY instructions to get you motivated.
The kit I used comes with Fluted Casing and two Corner Blocks. The Premium kit comes with two additional Plinth Blocks to give the frame a solid base look. Each kit is easy to install and requires no miter-cuts.
The aesthetic value of adding moulding to doors goes way beyond just hiding door jamb seams, it adds beauty and more character to your home. Next up, my windows! I’ve got some outdated moulding around those too. As you can see in this picture, you can frame picturesque views and play off natural light just by adding interesting moulding detail to any window in your house.
So, my fellow DIYers out there who’ve taken your ranch homes from ho-hum simple, to oh-my-wow, send in your pictures, or share your own ranch renovation strategies with us.