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crkholdings
Trim/casings/doors to match house style??

I am struggling with my trim/casing/door styles. I love shaker-clean lines, maybe single panel or 3 panel doors with un-ornamented trim. The home I am renovating is a 1950s center hall colonial. I don't want to stray too far from what I like, but afraid it will look out of place? I don't think so, but I am hearing this from others. I am especially afraid that if I listen to them and try to put a little detail in, it will just look like I cheaped out on molding, rather than having a distinct style. Any opinions or experience with this? Thanks!

HoffDNA
Re: Trim/casings/doors to match house style??

From what I hear, it depends on how long you plan on keeping the house. If you are planning on living there for a very long time, you should feel free to do what you like. If this is just a home for a few years, you will probably have problems with selling your home if it has an unexpected style. You may have to re-do everything to make it "colonial." If you're staying long-term, then by the time you are ready to sell, you will have gotten your money and time's worth out of the work you did to make it YOUR style.

Re: Trim/casings/doors to match house style??

Good points Hoff. How long do you plan on living there, I know that is a very tough question to answer...but ballpark?

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