Deciding on baseboard and window & door moulding : HomeImprovement


My house only had baseboards in the basement [carpet pretty much everywhere] and now that I’m swapping to lvp I need a lot of baseboards.

As it is currently.. I have 7.5 ft ceilings with a small basement full of 3.5inch clamshell baseboards and a mixture of clamshell and square window & door trim everywhere else. A lot of the window & door moulding is old and in bad shape.. [sanding and refinishing it has been attempted and failed to replacement is in order]. I think I want to start making it all uniform and tossing the stuff in bad shape.

My house is a split level.. so Id like to keep the design fairly simple.

I’m wondering if I should move forward with the simple square design.

Square combo A – about the width of my current baseboards & window & door trim
.68 thick Woodgrain MillworkTimeless Craftsman 25E2 11/16 in. x 2-1/2 in. Primed MDF Casing

.68 thick Woodgrain Millwork35E2 Timeless Craftsman 11/16 in. x 3-1/2 in. Primed MDF Casing

Square combo B — taller baseboard with pine window & door casing?

.56 thick – EverTrue 9/16-in x 2-1/2-in x 7-ft Primed Pine Wood Casing

.5 thick 1/2-in x 4-1/4-in x 8-ft Primed MDF Baseboard Moulding

Or should I just continue the clamshell everywhere? Baseboards, windows & doors clamshell? Do you think that clamshell looks dated? Or still pretty acceptable?

Clamshell – Window & door options

.68 thick EverTrue 11/16-in x 2-1/4-in x 7-ft Primed Pine Wood Casin

Clamshell – Baseboard
.56 thick EverTrue 9/16-in x 3-1/4-in x 8-ft Primed Pine Baseboard Moulding

.46 thick Woodgrain MillworkLWM 713 – 15/32 in. x 3-1/4 in. Primed MDF Base Moulding

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