I’m a detail-oriented kind of person, which of course can be an asset or liability, depending on who you ask. I prefer the term extremely observant. So, one of the first things I notice when I walk into a room in someone’s house is their window treatments (or lack of). Even if you have a beautiful wall color, decorative crown moulding, the perfect work of art hanging, and high-end custom made draperies, I’m that person who will focus on the ugly exposed hardware and curtain rods right away. Not because I’m snooty mind you, but because I’ve had those unsightly blemishes of metal and tin wreck the beauty of my own walls. That is until I came across this quick, inexpensive little DIY gift from Inteplast Building Products. A prefinished, light-weight moulding cornice. As always, with most of my posts, you do not have to be an experienced carpenter or DIY-doer to tackle this project. I’m including the link here to the online video tutorial for step by step instructions. Updating you windows with a cornice is such an easy, budget-friendly fix to hide the unattractive hardware, and add some pizazz to boring windows.
In this video, your hosts use whiskey maple moulding for its warm, rich tones. But Inteplast has several color and profile options to fit any style and taste. And their pre-finished, decorative moulding is readily available at your local Lowe’s, or you can even buy it online on the Home Depot and Houzz sites. One of my favorite reasons for using Inteplast’s moulding products is because it has the same workability as real wood, so I don’t need special tools, which makes it a plus for any DIYer, especially if you’re just getting started. Here’s all you need for this project:
Cornices are a simple way to transform a bland window dressing into an elegant, eye-catching (in a good way) detail in any room of your home without breaking the budget. As always, let me see pictures of your own projects!
I’m Andrea, thanks for reading!
Have you ever driven or walked by a house and just drooled over its amazing curb appeal? You know the one I’m talking about with the perfect lush landscape, the trendiest paint color, the amazing architectural details, and the brightly brimming flower boxes. Only to get back to your own house and curse it for not measuring up. Well don’t punish your house (or yourself), give it an exterior facelift of enviable proportions with Inteplast Building Products PVC Trim and Moulding.
As a DIYer to the fullest extent of the definition, I’ve taken the exterior of my own house from plain Jane to Cinderella. I rolled up my sleeves, grabbed a ladder, a drill, a nail gun -- just your standard woodworking tools -- and added PVC window and door surrounds, beadboard soffits, corner boards and millwork, brackets, and lattice. Of course you don’t have to go all out, and certainly not all at once. Just by replacing simple window casings and plain brackets with prefinished ornamental trim and moulding profiles and decorative cornices is one of the easiest and less expensive approaches to add impact to your curb appeal.
Inteplast Building Products has a variety of classic and modern trim options to help you add pizazz to your exterior. You can choose from product profiles like trim sheets, beadboard, corner board, starter board, and J-channel. Inteplast’s trim products won’t rot, split, crack, or absorb water, and are resistant to termites and other pests. And unlike wood trim, Inteplast Building Products Trim is bendable to create a variety of unique architectural shapes. Check out these ideas for inspiration from Inteplast’s online trim gallery. You can find Inteplast’s prefinished decorative moulding and trim at many of your local Home Depot stores. You can also check Inteplast’s Where to Buy page to find a dealer or retailer near you. For tips on installing Inteplast’s PVC moulding and trim, check out this how to video.
In addition to giving your house a PVC trim makeover around windows, doors, and rooflines, you can make other updates like adding shutters, window boxes, and new porch railings, all minor improvements that can give you significant results.
See how easy it is for you to create that enviable house in the neighborhood with the perfect curb appeal. And it’s a project that’s doable for most DIYers. Just plan your project, do your shopping, gather your tools, and then get ready to impress the neighborhood. I’m Andrea, thanks for reading!
I am currently experiencing a bad case of window envy. My neighbor just had all of her exterior and interior windows trimmed in beautiful, wide, decorative casings that give her home a modern, farmhouse-inspired aesthetic. So now, my narrow, average, run-of-the-mill windows and doors look even more narrow, average, and run-of-the-mill by comparison. So even though my budget isn’t going to let me do a complete inside and outside window makeover, I’ve found a manageable remedy for my envy. I’ll start with my bathroom interior.
For me, creating the perfect, personal interior style is all about the finishing details. And there is no better material to finish a room than decorative moulding built out to trim doors and windows. It adds depth, character, and makes a dramatic visual impact.
In addition to longingly studying my neighbor’s trim, I’ve been looking at a lot of design ideas on Pinterest and HGTV. I also found this great step-by-step tutorial on how to trim out a window on the website for This Old House®. As you’ll see when you view the tutorial, Tom Silva suggests starting with stable material to ensure you have a successful installation. I always use prefinished decorative moulding for my DIY trim and finish carpentry projects. In addition to being beautiful with a ton of different profiles and styles to choose from, it’s long lasting and resists moisture, which is perfect for use in the bathroom.
This beautiful bathroom window build out from Inteplast Group Building Products has everything I want for my bathroom window – lots of moulding and trim! In a single weekend, in just a couple of hours, and using four different profiles, this bathroom window went from bland to breathtaking. I’m in love with the bright white moulding against the dark wall color in this project. Here’s a list of the items you’ll need to make it happen, and everything can be found at Lowe’s or Home Depot.
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Remember, these are just a sampling of the moulding profiles you can use, so turn on your creative juices and design a window or door buildout that suits your own personal taste.
For my fellow DIY fans who’ve taken on your own window or door buildout, please share your ideas! I’d love to see your own envy-inducing updates!