Improved Door Trim Detailing
One of the reasons that I love being an architect is because it is a profession that works at many different scales. From scales as large as master planning efforts for schools and neighborhoods, all the way down to the small details of trim and flashing. This particular blog post deals with the small scale as it relates to exterior door trim details and lessons learned from the Starter Home 2.0 project in Pleasant Ridge. Whereas the Pleasant Ridge home exterior doors were installed with the standard casing trim that comes with the door, I learned that those casing pieces are intended to be removable, allowing for the doors to be trimmed with 1x4 board matching the window and corner trim. Not only does this provide a cleaner, more consistent look, but it also makes in much easier to flash above the trim to shed water, which is shown installed in the bottom image.