Custom door manufacturers have used trim work to embellish homes and public buildings for years. On one level, mouldings fulfill a specific function by connecting various parts of a building, such as wall areas to window and door frames, in addition to reducing wear at the openings.
Trim work also provides your living space with a finished look. Custom door trims can be used to make an artistic expression or an aesthetic statement. Here are some ideas to consider when looking to add more style to your doors and windows.
Craftsman Door Trimming
This is a simple design that can be used to add visual interest to your interior doors.
Victorian & Craftsman Style
Characterized by simple lines, this is one of the most common historic door trim patterns available.
Simple Farmhouse Trim
This is a simple design that can be used to add timeless style to any house, especially a craftsman house, and of course, a farmhouse.
Others types of mouldings and trim work to consider include:
Backbands. These are applied on all windows and doors, together or separately, or to touch-up a well designed room. They are mostly used to add overall width and depth on the outer edge of casings.
Door Header and Top Cap. These are used as a pediment above door and window frames. They run parallel to the opening above mitred frames to serve as a height enhancer to the opening, or at the head jamb of an opening with casing.
Plinth Blocks. These are used at the edge where the baseboard connects with the doorway casing. They can be easily customized to give your entrance a dramatic touch.
Corner Blocks. These are usually paired with rosettes at the corner of a top casing to give the perfect frame shape to your door.
Go through historical designs for custom door trim inspiration. Although builders in the post-war housing boom didn’t pay the attention to moulding and trim they had before, you can still get great ideas from the downsized traditional designs or from variations of the craftsman style. Craftsman style homes are a superb canvas on which to express one’s own style and design ideas, as well as to deviate from the standard build and understatement of modern homes.
Tip for Installing Door Trim
For a professional and elegant look, it is important that you get your custom door trim installed by a skilled technician. Also consider mixing in some dramatic pattern designs for that “wow!” effect.