Simple Exterior Window Trim Anyone Can Do

Real Estate Agent with Northwest Realty Group SA582523000, SP46541

If you are looking to add curb appeal to your home, this is a simple way to do so.

Frame out your windows. This is a dramatic and easy way to make your home "pop" with charm. The contrast in color really looks amazing as well.


Easy Window Trim

All you need are 1" x 4"s. The length you need will odviously depend on the size of your windows. Leave  about 1.5" over hang on the top and the bottom. Use a chop saw to cut the wood straight. I also recommend caulking around the window and molding. Then Paint. This will leave a clean, crisp look with no space for moisture or bugs to get into.

For more tips on adding curb appeal to your home, please contact me directly at 480-229-5861 or by email at

Laurel Nielson


Comments (8)

Anne Hensel
South Beaches Real Estate Professionals - Saint Petersburg, FL
Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island

Thanks for the great idea...  your window looks super!!

Feb 12, 2014 12:37 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Laurel,  this simple idea adds so much to the window!  Thanks for sharing the idea.

Feb 13, 2014 05:19 AM

Looks great, how did you attach the 1"by 4" on your exterior wall?

Aug 18, 2017 04:33 PM
True Handyman

LOL...typical realtor post. Here's an idea for clue how to do it or what the material is? Just use Dark Chocolate...the milk chocolate lets easier when it rains. No pics of steps to do material list...nothing! Just a complete joke!!

Feb 10, 2018 03:49 AM
True Handyman

Thats MELTS...not lets...damn auto correct.

Feb 10, 2018 03:50 AM

Love that how did you attach with screws?

Jul 04, 2019 09:43 PM

Wow fantastic! Let me show you a picture of a house; if you want it all you have to do is build it! Congrats! This is the most absolute waste of time post. No steps, no supplies, nadda.

Jul 05, 2019 03:19 PM

I would like to do this, but something doesn't seem right. Siding is essentially like a staircase with each board overlapping the next board, what does one do with the gap one would create behind the window trim and siding? Do you caulk behind the trim? Do you ignore the gaps? Does it look funny?

May 10, 2020 05:18 AM