wood trim with white windows? pics anyone?

11 years ago

We are hoping to break ground next month on our dream house. Builder (and hubby) want to use Marvin Integrity windows and we have a choice between the wood clad and fiberglass (white interior only). It would be a $10K cost difference in the windows. $6K to do all stained trim versus painted trim. Hubby and I both love the look of wood (we'd do a timberframe if we could afford it!). The downstairs is nearly all open and has several large windows including two nearly 8ft expanses in the kitchen and living room, with a set of french doors in the middle. The floors will also be wood, with the exception of tile down the middle from the front door to the back french doors. The kitchen will be stained wood and there are 3 wood columns. Here's the dilemma. We are already pushing the budget without the wood. We are willing to do the extra $6K for the wood trim, but less sure about an extra 10K on top of that for the wood windows. If we did white (painted) trim and white windows, we would still probably do solid wood stained doors. Would stained trim look weird with white windows? I did a quick google search and did not find a lot of examples. Does anyone here have this? Any suggestions or comments?


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