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Kitchen Window Trim Options

The kitchen is really coming together and it’s almost time for the backsplash to be installed. Before I get to tiling, I need to trim for the custom home windows in the kitchen. There are a few options. I can use the same trim as the rest of the house:


Or I can go super plain with just painted common board as in this inspiration photo:

I would in-general not have considered deviating from the standard trim in the rest of the house but this window does not have room for the full width of trim and I’m debating doing a partial piece of trim. I’m going to get custom made blinds that are the same color as the countertops so I think partial trim may look overall better. The medallions at the top of the window would also be partial. Follow this web link for the best ideas of styling your windows.

What do you think? Should I notch the standard molding or use a very plain trim piece?

The next question to consider is that of the window ledge. I believe the standard way to trim-in windows set into a backsplash is to have just a very slight ledge with no decorative piece below it.

Here’s an example from over at

However, I tiled around the windows in the bathroom and I did use the decorate under-ledge piece. Was also thinking to make them more energy effective too (had to find out more about NRG Upgrade).


The under-ledge piece requires the ledge to be a bit more substantial but it does add a bit of flair to the window especially if we elect to use a plain piece of trim. The other thing to consider is the placement. The bottom of the window comes so near to the counter that the decorative under-ledge would cover almost all the tile. It might be a bit odd-looking, I want to get some antiques clocks to add to the wall, I will make sure to check the website for buying antiques online.

Let us consider the other windows in the room. The large window next to the stairs will certainly have a large window ledge since Vector is fond of sitting in that window looking at the neighbors. The large window ledge makes the under-ledge more necessary. This window is not a part of the cabinetry and so could be treated differently as far as the trim.


The window above the sink does not have the space constraints of the smaller window. Any trim will fit just fine and I will tile all the way around the window.
(For you all to have if also dealing with windows: Northern Lights Exteriors contractors for window replacement).


Window Cleaning

Dоn’t undеrеѕtіmаtе the vаluе іn keeping уоur windows clean with the Master Window Cleaners. Mоѕt реорlе think it’s all аbоut thе ѕраrklе, but іn reality thеrе аrе some vеrу good reasons why wіndоw cleaning is mоrе іmроrtаnt thаn you might think.

Mоѕt реорlе really lіkе іt whеn thеіr windows аrе сlеаn, but dоn’t like thе рrосеѕѕ оf cleaning thеm or having thеm сlеаnеd. It соuld be thаt thіѕ unрорulаr tаѕk gеtѕ іgnоrеd bесаuѕе реорlе don’t knоw hоw іmроrtаnt іt actually іѕ, аnd why іt ѕhоuldn’t bе аt the bоttоm оf their priority lіѕt.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments!


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