If you’re like most people, after buying a house you want to make some alterations. A new house may have been built to a generic styling for sales appeal, and older house might have somebody else’s personal style about it. Along with painting, trim carpentry is a relatively simple way to make the home take on the personality of your family.

Living Room

The living room is where you spend your days and entertain guests. A typical focal point is the mantle although it’s often overlooked by the builder and a simple structure made of layers of molding. Whether you prefer the formality of dentil molding on a large structured mantle, or the rustic look of a timber board, a custom built mantle can make the room your own. To accent the mantle, built-in shelving and cabinetry can add space for display and storage.


Aside from the living room, you probably spend a majority of time in the kitchen. Custom cabinetry and countertops can make your time in the kitchen far more enjoyable, as you’ll like the environment and want to spend more time cooking for your family. When you consider the customization available, the kitchen can become your perfect place whether you like to keep it simple but beautiful or if you enjoy all the latest gadgets and gizmos incorporated into your kitchen design.

General Home Concepts

In addition to the living room and kitchen, you can add your personal touch throughout the home with stylish accents and subtle overtones. Crown molding can continue the theme through your hallways and bedrooms, while shadow boxing and chair rail molding provide your personal style touches in a dining or side room. Wainscoting can add value and style to your house whether you plan to sell in a few years or retire in the home. The underlying theme is you can do whatever you want to transform a generically built house into a personal home that expresses your tastes and is comfortable to you during the time you spend there.