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.
Materials used for this project:
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!