Window trim

jeni0306December 9, 2012

We are building a new house and just found out that if we want trim around the windows it is an add-on option ($3000). The standard is to have dry wall up to the window and just a white window sill (or stool -I'm not sure on the correct terminology). Is the trim-less window a new trend? I haven't seen windows like this in any homes I've been in and am wondering if it's worth it to spend the extra money to have trim put around the windows.

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what you are referring to is known as a sheetrock/dry wall return. i prefer the look of all wood myself. of course its an expense but at the end of the day it looks better.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 7:50AM
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It is somewhat of a new trend (last 20+ yrs or so), but very common in new homes as it is a money saver. Most folks prefer to spend the extra money on the granite countertops or fancy bath fixtures... To me, it really cheapens the look of the home, so I'd definitely recommend the woodwork. It is a lot easier to change out some faucets and light fixtures down the road than adding mouldings throughout.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 5:56PM
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You will need to figure on what your budget will allow for but wood trim is certainly a nicer and more classic look.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 7:36PM
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See the link below, Upgrading the interior window trim was probably the best money we ever spent. Sets the house apart from the normal upgrades and noticed by everyone we have had in the house. Thanks to our builder who steered us away from minimal trim.

Here is a link that might be useful: Upgraded window trim

    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 9:18PM
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