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Transform Your Home: Upgrading Plain Metal Door Frames with Mouldings in Perth 

Are you looking for ways to enhance the aesthetics and ambiance of your home? One often overlooked aspect that can significantly impact the overall look of your home is the door frames. We’ve talked about why you shouldn’t settle for plain cornices, so why settle for plain metal door frames? In Perth, where modern design and functionality are valued, upgrading plain metal door frames with our mouldings can add a touch of elegance and sophistication.  

The Beauty of Mouldings 

Mouldings have been used for centuries as decorative accents, adding charm and character to various architectural elements. When applied to door frames, they can instantly transform a bland and utilitarian appearance into a visual masterpiece. Authentic Additions carry a range of moulding styles available to ensure you can find the perfect fit for your interior design theme, be it traditional, contemporary, or something in between. 

Enhancing Architectural Style 

Door frame mouldings installed on double doors in Perth

In a city like Perth, where architectural diversity is celebrated, mouldings offer a fantastic way to emphasize the unique style of your home. Whether your property boasts a Victorian-era charm, a classic design, or a sleek modern look, the right choice of mouldings can accentuate the existing architecture, adding depth and allure to the overall aesthetic. You shouldn’t have to settle for plain metal frames just because home builders wanted to save costs. 

DIY vs. Professional Installation 

Authentic Additions' door frame mouldings being installed on plain metal door frames

Our door frame mouldings can be a satisfying DIY project, as they were designed for ease of installation fitting onto the metal frames. We use polyurethane for our mouldings as it’s lightweight and waterproof, making it perfect for any area of your home. However, if you would like us to install them for you, we offer a free measure and quote (within the Perth Metro Area). With our team’s expertise, we guarantee a flawless result. 

Steps for Upgrading Door Frames with Mouldings 

If you decide to take on the project yourself, here’s a step-by-step guide to get you started: 

  1. Measure the dimensions of your door frames and to determine how much you’ll need. We recommend purchasing a little extra to account for any errors or wastage. Mark out the top corners with a pencil.  
  1. Cut the mouldings to the required lengths and angles using a miter saw or a miter box. 
  1. Installation requires 2 different adhesives. We stock and sell both for ease of purchase, a solvent based one for the moulding to attach onto the metal frame and a water based one for the moulding to stick to the wall. Once applied, press the moulding onto the metal door frames with the 1st rebated edge pushed firmly against the edge of the existing door frame. We recommend sticking masking tape around the mouldings overnight. 
  1. Once the mouldings are securely in place, remove the masking tape. Now they are ready to be painted in your desired color to match the overall theme of your home.  

Upgrading plain metal door frames with mouldings can instantly elevate the style and appeal of your home. Whether you choose to tackle this as a DIY project or seek our assistance, the end result will undoubtedly leave you with a renewed sense of pride and admiration for your transformed living spaces. So, unlock the potential of your door frames and embrace the beauty of mouldings to create a home that exudes elegance and charm. While you’re transforming your ugly metal door frames, have a look at our ceiling roses and cornices for a complete home makeover that won’t break the bank.