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  Do casings and baseboards have to match?
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I am renovating a home built in the mid 1990s - with oak everywhere! The window casings are 2" 356 colonial and are in good condition, so I am just painting them an off-white. The baseboards need to be replaced though. Should I replace with a wider colonial? Or can I go with a more modern smooth baseboard? Am going for a modern, contemporary look (on a budget so not keen to replace window casings). Thanks.
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This is really more of a decorating question than a remodeling question. Structurally they don't need to match because moulding is not structural.

Oak moulding is an expensive upgrade from your traditional painted pine. It costs about 2x per linear foot than pine. It is a shame to paint it but to each his own. Some day someone will be back here asking how to strip all this beautiful oak that someone painted.

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