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RULES FOR INSTALLING INTERIOR WINDOW TRIM

Small details matter a lot when it comes to windows. This includes the trim design. Plain or fancy, there are a few factors to consider to make sure the trim you choose goes well with your windows and the rest of your home’s decor. 

Renewal by Andersen® of Austin, your premier source of replacement windows and French doors, shares a few rules for installing interior window trims: 

Be Consistent 

It’s important to keep your window trim consistent. Living and dining rooms may have fancy cornices or more trim-wall paneling, but the trim throughout the rest of your house should follow a single style. Be careful, however, not to overdo your trim. Doing so can overwhelm the room and draw attention away from other design elements, instead of enhancing your home’s charm and value.

Consider the Size

The size of your window trim and molding should be proportionate to the size of your rooms. Trims between 3 ½ and 6 inches in height are ideal for rooms with 8-foot high ceilings. On the other hand, trim that is more than 6 inches tall works best in rooms with exceptionally high ceilings. If you have standard-sized doors in this room, you can make them appear bigger by adding pilasters beside them or a pediment above.

Make Sure Your Trim Pieces Blend Together

In case you’re using different trim styles, keep in mind that they should complement one another, particularly where the pieces intersect. If a plate rail connects to a window casing, the end of the rail should be finished with a return to cover the end grain.

Renewal by Andersen of Austin will help you achieve a cohesive look for your windows with the perfect trim style. You can also rely on us for quality sliding patio doors. Give us a call today at (866) 842-3370 to learn more about our products and services. We serve Austin, TX, and nearby areas.

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