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Remodeling  /  January 25, 2022

Kitchener Home Repairs: Interior Trim Options For Doors

Interior trim options

If you live in a new home, you may have never given thought to your interior trim aside from wiping it down every once in a while to get rid of dust. Homeowners who live in older houses, though, may notice warping, rotting, or peeling paint around their doors or on their baseboards that they wish to repair or replace entirely with the help of a qualified carpenter in Kitchener.

Have you noticed problems with your interior trim, but you’re unsure of how to correct the situation? This home remodelling job is better left to experienced professionals as it is difficult to remove and replace interior trim. Connect with Handyman Connection for high-quality repair and replacement services before selecting your trim.

What Is Interior Door Trim?

Interior door trim includes crown moulding, door casing, and baseboards that encase the door. In the case of the baseboards and crown moulding, these features may run the length of the room. The trim may be white, natural wood-coloured, or black.

Types of Interior Door Trim You May Choose

Before you start choosing interior trim, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the terms your contractor will likely use. Check out the list below and learn more about the function of each:

Crown Moulding

If you look up to where the walls meet the ceiling, you may notice a piece of trim that covers this area and runs the length of the room. Crown moulding lends an elegant feeling to any room and can be paired with window trim as well as the baseboards for a more complete look.

Door Casing

Door and window casings may exist both inside and outside the home, but interior door casings are typically more elaborate and can be matched with the crown moulding and window trim. Or, they may be painted a contrasting colour to add visual interest to the room. Door casings (and window casings) also serve the functional purpose of hiding gaps in construction around these objects.


Baseboards are the opposites of crown moulding: They take up the space between the floor and the walls. Like the other types of trim, baseboards can be very thin and practical-looking or they can be very elaborate.

What Other Types of Trim Could Be Installed In My Home?

If you want to match your existing trim (or the trim you wish to have a professional install for you) with other types of interior features, you may consider a chair rail, which is basically an interior trim feature placed around the wall of a room at approximately the height of the back of a chair. Traditionally, this feature protected chairs from dinging the wall when pushed back. Now, it can still serve this purpose, but it’s more decorative than functional in most homes.

Wainscoting and other types of panel moulding can be used to divide a space and add a different type of aesthetic to your home. Wainscoting in particular can be used under chair rails. Beadboard is another type of wainscoting option that may give the home a traditional feel.

Get In Touch With an Experienced Carpenter in Kitchener

It may seem simple to stick some trim on your walls or around your doors, but the art of choosing interior trim is more complex than it seems! Consider the size, materials, and finish of the trim and the fact that you need to coordinate your trim with the rest of your interior design.

Get in touch with Handyman Connection of Kitchener for a free estimate and work with licensed professionals — each with a decade’s worth of experience — to turn your house into your dream home with installation, remodelling, and repair services in Kitchener. We are also proud to serve Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding areas.
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