Enhancing Window Trim

Design tip from Fypon


Fypon is part of Fortune Brands Home and Hardware group — a consumer brands company that includes brands such as Moen, Master Lock and Therma-Tru. Fypon manufactures urethane millwork and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) trim as solutions to decorative millwork needs.

Instead of looking “out” your windows, try looking “at” them. If your home’s window interiors could use some enhancements, try these fast-and-easy, out-of-the-box-and-onto-the-house projects using decorative urethane millwork pieces.

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Project 1 — Create a unique window treatment by installing a pair of brackets on either side of a window. Insert a lightweight dowel rod through the bracket openings and drape with fabric for a fast and easy decorative window treatment.

Project 2 — Top off interior windows with a pediment above a window surround. Be bold and add a rams head, sunburst, peaked cap or acorn pediments.

Project 3 — Accent geometric-shaped windows in the home with a one-piece trim surround. Enhance with a keystone at the top of the window.

Project 4 — Jazz up your windows by adding a stylized window crossette system to surround a window. Order a matching header, sill and pilaster set. The bump-out texture and design at the top of the window makes the results outstanding.

Project 5 — Block it up … with plinth blocks. To surround a window, make straight molding cuts and then put plinth blocks in the corners. There’s no mitering involved and your window has a new frame surround in about 15 minutes.

Project 6 — Add depth to your interior windows by placing window panels beneath a windowsill. Add molding around the panel and the entire window for eye-popping results.

Project 7 — Shutters don’t need to be just for the outside of your home. Select a room with a single window and lots of wall space, then add a set of painted or stained lightweight urethane shutters to flank the window.

Categories: Home Design