As a recap – my husband and I began installing hardwood floors almost a year ago. During this time, we decided we should go ahead and install new baseboards, door and window trim, and interior doors. The reason is because we had to remove the baseboards in order to install the hardwood floors and it seemed silly to put old, worn, and scratched baseboard and trim next to brand new, shiny floors. Exhibit A below.
For contrast, we decided to go with white trim and doors. In our opinion, it makes our house look cleaner and more modern. Additionally, it’s much easier to paint everything white than it is to try to match stain colors.
We still have to install baseboards in the bedrooms and finish installing hardwood floors in the hallway that leads to the back door. We also need to install (and paint) new closet doors in the bedrooms and the back hallway but we are really close to being done.
Here is a sneak peek of the before and after. The closet in the hallway is not yet finished but everything else in the picture is.
What house renovation projects have you done this year? After we’re done with this, I hope we get a LONG break before we have to do anything else to the house.