Asked on Apr 19, 2018

Should baseboards and window/door casings be the same size?

by Cam33026403
We thought of doing the same size baseboards as the window/door casings!
Thank you,

  6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 19, 2018

    That totally depends on you taste and no one else

  • Heje Heje on Apr 19, 2018

    It should be okay to do the same size or the baseboards a little larger. I have seen it done both ways and they look fine.

  • Deb K Deb K on Apr 19, 2018

    Not necessarily, our door casings are a smaller than the baseboard and they look great!

  • William William on Apr 19, 2018

    Window and door casing should match in the same room. Not necessarily throughout the house. Baseboard generally is not the same size as door/window molding, but a similar style. Most of the baseboard molding is larger than door/ window casing.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Apr 19, 2018

    It's all about scale. They should be in the same scale. Check your local home improvement stores. You will see various trims stocked together. There are small scale trims, large scale trims and the average sizes. Choose all your trims from the same grouping

  • Jcraw Jcraw on Apr 19, 2018

    Depends partly on the style of the house and how important wood, or trim, is to the design. My house built in 1904. My door casings are a bit narrower than the baseboards but have crown molding ar the top. The windows ever so slightly narrower, but again crown at the top. Moderne houses have minimal “trim”.Whats your style goal? Look at a lot of Houzz and Architectural Digest and decide