DIY Trimming Out a Doorway & Installing Baseboard Trim


Part 10: Kitchen Remodel and Structural Wall Removal

Hi everyone!

The next 3 posts will be a bit shorter than usual for the simple fact that I thought it would be easier for you to read than one long giant article 🙂

DIY Trimming Out a Doorway Trim & Installing Baseboard Trim

After the kitchen flooring was done we moved on to the trim around the door frame and the baseboards. We were able to use some of the wood from the original trim that was pulled off the walls which saved us moola. If you have the space I highly recommend saving all the wood you can because it does come in handy later. As always we wanted the trim to match the rest of the house; so even though the doorway was now taller and wider than the other doorways we trimmed it out the same way.

For the trim we used 1x8x8s on the inside of the door frame as well as the baseboards and 1x6x8s for the outer sides of the big door. Then we cut and ripped them down as needed. We started with the trim around the doorway since it runs all the way to the floor and from there we did the other smaller doorway and the baseboards.

DIY Trimming Out a Doorway Trim & Installing Baseboard Trim

DIY Trimming Out a Doorway & Installing Baseboard Trim

You can see that the style of the trim or molding is simple and clean. The trim above the door hangs over the side trim about half an inch so we increased that a bit for the bigger door. We measured, cut, and attached the boards that sit on the inside of the doorway first. Then we did the outer trim pieces on one side of the door then the other cutting around the vents. It felt so good to have the construction finally covered up!

DIY Trimming Out a Doorway & Installing Baseboard Trim

DIY Trimming Out a Doorway & Installing Baseboard Trim

DIY Trimming Out a Doorway & Installing Baseboard Trim

Next we did the side and top piece for the other doorway, which leads to the office/guest room. Because of the pre-existing wall and built-in closet the trim was really narrow there so we pulled it off and replaced those pieces with 1x4s. Then we did the baseboard between the doorways and on the other side of the big doorway to the cabinets. After that I gave everything 3 coats of white paint 🙂

DIY Trimming Out a Doorway & Installing Baseboard Trim

DIY Trimming Out a Doorway & Installing Baseboard Trim

DIY Trimming Out a Doorway & Installing Baseboard Trim

In the next article I’ll share some of the finishing tips and tricks we’ve learned along the diy trim road! I can’t believe how close we are to being done and finally being able to reveal our kitchen!

Thanks so much for reading!

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