Are you looking for a fun and affordable way to add some style to your interior? If so, you should consider adding casing to your recessed windows and doors. Low-profile recessed door fixtures are great, but they don't add much style or character to your interior walls. You can find a casing that will match with the baseboard and/or crown molding around your home. This little bit of coordination will definitely add some class to your property. This article explains the best tools and techniques for adding molding to a recessed window.

Needed Materials

The two most important tools you need for this job are a pneumatic nail gun and compound miter saw. If you don't own either of these tools, they can be cheaply rented from a local home improvement store. You will also need the proper nails for the job. Make sure you find finish nails that are at least 2" long. The nails have a headless design so they leave behind just a very small hole.

Molding Cutting

You will basically be cutting four pieces for any square or rectangle window. At each corner you will cut a 45° angle. The best way to approach this is to cut the molding for the bottom edge of the window. You should then attach it to the wall using the nail gun. Then, cut one of the side pieces with a 45° angle. Hold this side piece up against the bottom piece with the angled joints tight and flush. Now, precisely mark on the top edge where you will cut the top of the side piece. If you try and just measure the window with a measuring tape and then make the cut, you could end up with problems. Even if the molding is just 1/8" too long or too short, it will throw off the entire casement. As soon as you have this side piece cut to the right length, do the same with the piece on the other side. At this point you should attach both pieces to the wall.

When shooting the nails into the molding, make sure the pressure on the gun is not too high or too low. If it is too high, it will shoot right through the wood. If it is too low, the nailhead will stick out. Also, you should shoot through the thickest part of the wood. All you need to do now is cut the final top piece. Once all of the molding is attached to the wall, you can fill the nail holes with a small finger tip of white caulk. Then, you should caulk all of the edges and seams to make the molding look like one solid piece.

This is simple upgrade will make your interior a lot more stylish.