How to Spruce Up an Entry Door with Trim
Decorative trim around a doorway is a quick, easy, and cost-effective way to add curb appeal. Learn how to install it in one day.
Installing decorative trim around an entry door—whether old or newly installed—is a quick way to give your house a facelift. With the advent of urethane foam molding, there is now a wide range of affordable molding styles to choose from.
Urethane foam trim is light, paintable, easy to cut, and will never rot—ideal for exterior trim. The trim shown here can be purchased at a home center. For a larger selection, check online sources. You may need to measure your door and order the header—the horizontal piece at the top—at a certain length. The casing (the vertical pieces that replace the brick molding) can be cut to length.
It will take most of a day to install decorative trim around an entry door. Before you begin, you'll need to measure the doorway and buy the trim pieces. It's also a good idea to protect the area with a drop cloth.