All construction calls lately have an urgency to them. This one was a text about window trim and how my presence at the house was needed asap.
Here's how the sample window looked:
Our builder had seen a trim I liked on Pinterest (getting your builder on Pinterest is a huge benefit that I'll write more about later), and while it was also a Craftsman house the windows were placed under pitched roofs, making an angular cut on the window trim look natural. Our builder thought that because many of our windows were near horizontal roof lines, a straight cut could look better. It's also more traditional, I was told, which almost always makes me want to pick the nontraditional option.
Here's how the options really looked:
I did like the vertical cut on the top, but they were proposing to cut a little too far out. It looked like a T. The decision was to go with a vertical cut, but to move the cut closer to the window just a scootch so that it was roughly equal to the sil line below. Also, the bottom board is thicker, going from roughly 2.5 inches to five, I believe.
Before this project, I never noticed window trims. Now I've devoted hours and hours researching them.