Finish carpentry is the installation of decorative wood around windows, doors and baseboards. With the right choices and a contractor on your side, the job is simple and can completely change the look of your home. Here are some of the trim options.
The wood comes in a variety of stylings. Some of the most common are:
- Ranch style
- Princeton style
- Victorian style
These aren’t the only styles and if you can’t find one that suits your personality, you can come up with a style of your own. What you need to keep in mind is that no matter the style that you choose, you want to stay uniform throughout the house. Don’t mix and match styles. Stick with it through the whole house for a more put together look.
While in a variety of different styles, finish carpentry comes in a number of sizes. In older homes, particularly Victorian style homes, the trim is larger. For instance, in newer homes, you are looking at needing about 3-inch trim, whereas in a Victorian, you may need 6 inches.
When designing older homes, people liked the décor to be larger and more decorative. Consider this when choosing your décor. It will tie the design of the house together better.
When it comes to trim options, you also get to choose the finish. This means that you have to decide on the color or stain that you want. If you plan to paint your trim, you don’t have to worry about purchasing the more expensive hard woods. Paint grade trim offers cheaper options.
After you make the decisions about what works best for your home, it’s time for the installation. You can make the installation easier by trusting a professional contractor with the finish carpentry. He or she will have all of the tools necessary to complete the job right and on time.