Can you tell the difference between these two photos?
They are the before and after photo of our latest project. Can you tell the difference?
Yes! The quarter round trims! We installed quarter round around the front door and the garage door, where the casing meets the brick! Now the entryways look a lot cleaner.
What we used to trim around the door are pieces of quarter round, which are made of PVC.
What we did was simply replacing the old caulk, cutting the quarter round to size, and attaching them using glue:
During the roof and garage door weather stripping replacement, we painted all the trim a bronze color. However, it was really difficult to get a clean line on the caulking, due to the uneven brick surface:
It is a small detail but does bother Slav and I to a great deal. We decided to add a piece of quarter round to cover the caulk. It is the easiest way to get a clean line between the trim and the brick, and it will also protect the caulk from the outside elements.
We have used PVC trims from Royal Mouldings for weather proofing our garage door weeks prior. We really liked how nice they looked and how easy they were to work with. So we went back and got their PVC quarter round. The color matches the garage door jamb perfectly.
We ran the quarter round all the way to the top of the header.
As you can see, the PVC door jamb and the quarter round are in espresso, which is slightly different from the color of our door casing (bronze). To us, they are close enough so we did not bother to paint the quarter round. But just in case you are wondering, Royal Moulding actually offers a lot more colors than what you can find in Home Depot or Lowe’s, and you can order these colors online.
The quarter round immediately give a finished feel of our garage door. Like a light bulb went off, we decided to use them to dress up our front door as well:
The quarter round soften the edge of the door and made the front door a lot more finished:
Remember what the front door looked like when we moved in?
The whole quarter round installation only took Slav a couple hours and some cuts on his miter saw. It is an instant gratification that we could not resist. This is what the garage door looked like before the quarter round trim:
And here are the “after” look with the quarter round:
If you have been keeping score, you will agree that the curb appeal became much better since we moved in five months ago:
Then Slav took down the ugly porch cover:
And I think these quarter round just bumped our score a bit higher!