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Old 01-07-2012, 08:33 PM   #16
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your correct, the windows should have been installed at the same height as the door.

whenever i have more than one window on a one wall of a house they all get installed at the same height as one another, as set by a laser level to establish the grade height. all the trim lines up and the siding runs through the same

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Old 01-08-2012, 06:20 AM   #17
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That's a perfect situation for a custom entryway.

I'd start with a piece of 5/4x6 over the door, cut the width of the finished door opening plus the reveal on each side.

Then,extension jambs on the window, if needed.

Run 5/4x6 over the windows, butting into the 5/4 over the door and running it past the sides of the windows far enough that when the side casing butts the bottom of it, you have your reveal on the window jamb and the same amount of 5/4 sticking past the casing on the other side.

I would forget about matching stock trim and use 1x material, ripped to fit properly between the door and windows, using the same width on the other sides of the windows. If you really want to make it pop, make fluted trim for casings. It will butt the bottom of the 5/4x6 with a 1/4" shoulder.

Here's where it gets custom. Run all 4 casings to the floor and follow with a wide base profile ( wider than existing base in house) around them to give some dimension. At the door, you simply return the base into the 1x instead of impeding on the door opening.

Now you can install window stools and an apron underneath and finish the baseboard between with the profile that matches the existing in the house.

Top it all off with a bed molding or similar at the top of the 5/4x6 and a cap, if it's visible from a stairway or balcony.
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your correct, the windows should have been installed at the same height as the door.

whenever i have more than one window on a one wall of a house they all get installed at the same height as one another, as set by a laser level to establish the grade height. all the trim lines up and the siding runs through the same

It is a single header running all the way across, with 2 2x4's in between the windows and the door.

The windows used to be the same height as the door, but I was having troubles with the door leaking (once again, shoddy construction by the previous owner), so I ripped out the doors, regraded the concrete underneath to slope OUT, then fashioned a door pan out of sheet metal. Voila, no leaks, but it did make things look a little uneven.

I wound up just doing the back to back trim, it doesn't "pop", but it doesn't look weird either. Once I get everything caulked and painted I'll post a picture. Thanks for the advice guys.

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