We had our meeting to pick our interior doors and trim. I have my nice binder/notepad combo at each meeting now since inevitably the meeting will cover things in so much detail I won’t be able to keep track. Plus there are always decisions that we leave in the “to ponder and come back to” category.
And yes I am parenting Ramona via the iPhone. Don’t judge.
In case you don’t remember, our builder is in the same office as my parents. The office doubles as a showroom for certain things like doors, trim, and wood flooring. It’s convenient (especially when you are bring your daughter to the meetings…hey Ramona why don’t you go see Papa…sorry dad).
We had unlimited door options, but here were the contenders. Option A is a 2 panel eyebrow arched door. You can see the arch is on the top panel only. Clearly it looks like an eyebrow hence the name.
Option B is a classic 2 panel door. The panels are just rectangles.
Option C is a craftsman style 6 panel door.
All options are nearly the same price. We wanted paint grade doors and trim since it fits more with our style than stained wood. Paint grade saves us $1900 for the doors alone which isn’t a lot in the grand scheme of things, but how often is it that you save money and get what you want?
We went with option C. I think it has the most character. It goes well with the “make this new house feel like an old one” that we are going for. Plus it’s interesting.
Moving on to trim. This is the typical trim option with the one on left side being for the door and the right side being the baseboards.
Another option is 1×6 base with a 1×4 case. I like the simplicity of this look. It’s more modern. Yes it will get dusty (like all baseboards), but I vacuum my baseboards when I vacuum the floor anyway.
We won’t have too much crown in the house since the great room and master will have beams instead, but I still needed to decide on what crown we wanted for the formal dining, entry, and office. We had 2 crown options. This option is larger. The ceilings in this room are 10 feet with 8 foot door which is what the house will have. It would be more expensive since it’s larger, but mainly I felt like it was a little overpowering for the space. Doesn’t it feel like it brings the ceilings down?
The other option was the typical crown size. It’s cheaper and less overpowering for our space. It will keep those 10 foot ceilings feeling spacious.
So there you go a sneak peek into what the interior doors and trim will look like. Do you think we made the right call on the doors? Next up we are talking about colors with these selections.