Very cheap trim alternatives?

macvirtualasstMay 16, 2012

Hi All,

I have heard of using beadboard, or just quarter round and paint for trim, but does anyone have any other budget tips for baseboard and window casing? Even buying the longer trim lengths, it is still so expensive, no matter what the material. We don't have a router or want to buy one, so I'm stuck for ideas...

Thanks all!

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david_cary

Expensive? Really? The standard 4 1/4 mdf baseboard is so cheap it is really hard to beat it. Where are you shopping? I think the contractor pack (10x12ft boards) at Lowes is like $.30 a foot.

The budget tip for window casing is don't do trim. Just do drywall corners.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 3:50PM
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macvirtualasst

Thank you David. That's a good idea, but I forgot to mention we wanted wood "look" trim. However, I did look it up and it's $48 for a 10 pack of 12' 3" boards at my Lowes, not too bad...

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 2:09PM
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