Door & Window Trim / Casing Overhaul Help
Currently doing a number of renovations in our house...everything was original to when it was built in '84 and needs serious updating. We've worked our way through most of the downstairs, and now it's time for me to move on to the door and window trim.
My walls are 8' high, except for the living room which has a high vaulted ceiling (18' wedge shape). I'm going with 5 1/4" baseboards like what I put in the half-bath I finished and it looks great.
I've posted some pictures below of the current trim. Whoever installed it didn't miter the corners enough to fully close any gaps and the paint job looks horrible. I'm pretty sure the trim was previously stained with a coat of poly like all of the trim upstairs before they painted most of it white. Additionally, no caulk was used on any of the trim and some of the door and window do not appear to be flush with the drywall, forcing the trim to not sit completely flat. All of the trim is 2 1/4", except for the back door which, for whatever reason, they used 3 1/4" and poorly notched around the fireplace mantel.
Anyway, I want to go with a nice, white Craftsman style (or is it Arts & Crafts) door and window trim. I'm just having some trouble determining the proper dimensions because most of my doors and a couple windows are located in odd places, often close to a corner or up against the fireplace mantel. I would like to go with 3 1/4" trim everywhere to maintain consistency. If I do so, I know I will have to replace all the window stools so that there would be a wide enough horn on both sides to accomodate the increase width of the side casings.
I know the trim for the doors and windows have to be the same or else the top edges will not be even and it might look odd. I also constructed and drywalled a passthrough between the living room and dining room that I would also like to trim out.
Should I just suck it up and stick with 2 1/4" or can I go with 3 1/4" and just trim where necessary for the stiles and headers to fit? Would it be a better idea to keep things simple and use flat stock maybe with a backband of some sort around the outside edges? Appreciate any and all input and advice.