The front door of a home is typically where a homeowner's style shines. Whether it's through a unique door color or decorations that welcome others in, this space is a prime chance for them to make a statement with their home's curb appeal.
As a builder, you can work with your clients to suggest how the materials they choose can impact design. Here, we’ll focus on exterior door trim with the expert advice of Kyle Miller, Marketing and Sales Director at All Around Construction. Check out these ideas for exterior door trim as well as suggestions for materials that can help you offer your homeowners endless possibilities.
There are several parts to the trim around an exterior door. The door casing refers to the interior trim of the door. Brickmould is the standard exterior trim that can be removed to install more decorative trim per the client's request. Trim detail across the top of the door is sometimes referred to as a header, but the header is more commonly a structural framing component that is unseen and does not contribute to the exterior door's style.
One potential design option involves additional components, including pilasters. These are typically extra wide, fluted trim pieces that go together with crossheads and upper pediments. This approach takes design to the next level and allows the client to achieve a very specific look for their home.
Typically, your clients will have an idea of what they'd like their exterior door trim to look like. "The builder's role is to help them dial in their ideas to exact applications," Miller says. "In some cases, our team will show the client past examples of siding projects, and they will see the trim applications they want to add to their homes." You can also use the following ideas from Miller as a starting point for inspiration with your clients, along with exterior home design trends:
“Exterior door trim, especially from LP SmartSide Trim & Siding, will add a substantial amount of appeal to the exterior of the home,” Miller says. “About 80 % of my company’s siding remodels have some form of trim being applied around windows and doors, and it creates some nice contrast or complement to the siding.”
When it comes to how to create curb appeal, exterior door trim plays a role in bringing a home’s entire look together, from siding textures and colors to trim widths. Interested in one (or more) of these exterior door trim trends? Try them out with our siding visualizer tool today!
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