Add the Finishing Touch with Exterior Trim

Ready to turn your home’s curb appeal up to 11? The right pairing of trim with your siding can bring out the best in a variety of home styles, from Colonial to Craftsman.

Start with Home Style

While trim is often overlooked as an exterior design element, it’s essential to completing the transition from “just another house” to “belle of the block.” When paired with the right siding, trim pulls together exterior features of all shapes and sizes, from roof to front door.

Find the trim that showcases your home style. Cape Cods work best with trim that accentuates their homespun quality. The true character of a Colonial home emerges with trim that is both tasteful and formal.

Select narrow or wide. Wider trim styles lend sophistication to the simple, functional lines of craftsman style trim. Narrower trim can lend homes a simultaneous air of sleekness and quaint charm.

Bring out the details. Outdoor light fixtures and even house numbers should mirror the look and feel of your exterior trim. Think clean, sleek details for a Modern home and slightly ornamental rustic details for a Colonial.

Match window and door trim to the right home style with the Trim Visualizer.

Keep the Curb Appeal Going with Maintenance

Spring clean. After a long winter, give your trim a quick wash with a garden hose.

Preserve the color. Paint it white before applying to your home to keep it vibrant for years.

Maintain wood trim. Repaint every couple of years and check for chips or signs of rot annually.

Update exterior accessories. Replace mounts, vents and other accessories when you start to see signs of wear.

Put amazing siding and trim designs together with the HomePlay™ online design tool.

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