Interior Custom Finish and Trim Carpentry Services in Cleveland & Akron Areas
If your home lacks character, adding decorative trim can be the answer. Finding a qualified and dependable contractor to handle the finishing touches in a hallway, dining room, living room, den, family room, or foyer can be difficult. Here are some of the ways Innovate Building Solutions (through our Cleveland Design and Remodeling division) can help.
Interior finished carpentry services. The following projects can turn an ordinary room in your home into an extraordinary showplace:
- Decorative interior casings around windows and doors (to match your existing trim or create a new look)
- Crown or baseboard molding
- Coffered ceilings
- Chair rails
- Custom fireplace mantels
- Window seats and toy boxes
- Raised panel walls
- Custom pillars and posts
- Bar top rails
Exterior Finish Carpentry Services and Architectural Millwork
Deteriorating wood trim around front doors, porches, columns, and roofs can detract from your home’s appearance and take a lot of time to maintain. Here are some projects Cleveland Design and Remodeling can do to improve the outside of a home or building:
- Exterior trim around windows, doors, roofs, and dormers
- Front porch flooring, ceilings, and railings
- Railings and balustrades
- Columns and lamp posts
- Door and window awnings
- Venting and non-venting louvers
- Decorative millwork
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Interior Carpentry Projects
Here are some projects inside your home or office where we can help turn an ordinary space into something extraordinary.
Crown and baseboard molding
Crown molding (which is installed at the intersection of the wall and ceiling) can add a distinctive touch to any room (although you see it most frequently in dens, dining rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms). It can be installed as one piece or as a more complex, built-up crown with two or more pieces. Baseboard moldings (which can range from 2” to 8”) are installed between the wall and the floor to protect against scuffs caused by shoes, furniture, or vacuuming.
Chair rails, shadowboxes, and wainscoting
A chair rail is a strip of wood mounted horizontally on a wall at the height where a chair would otherwise hit the wall. Besides protection from scuffs and scrapes, chair rails add visual interest and a finished look. The shadowbox technique uses 1”–3” diameter pieces to frame a wall, creating the appearance of recessed panels for a classic architectural look. Wainscoting is used most frequently in kitchens, foyers, baths, and mudrooms to protect the walls and to add charm. It can be made from solid wood, plywood, and medium-density fiberboard (mdf).
Door and window casings
Using decorative moldings (also called casings) around a door or window can create a look that complements many different home styles, from Victorian to Craftsman to Contemporary.
Stair rails, balusters, and newel posts
A stairway is often part of the first impression your home makes. Old stair railings can either date your home or provide a luxurious look. If your staircase could be improved, contact Cleveland Design and Remodeling.
Coffered ceilings create the appearance of a sunken panel in a ceiling. They can be made with wood or medium-density fiberboard (mdf) and can be trimmed with moldings for a formal look. They frequently are used to add a formal look to foyers, living rooms, and dining rooms.
Custom bookshelves and entertainment centers
Built-in bookcases and entertainment centers can improve the function and style of your den, family room, or office. Decorative crown moldings at the top, trim on the sides, and baseboards at the bottom can lead to a one-of-a-kind look for your built-in shelving, storage, and entertainment center.
Fireplaces are often the centerpiece of a family room, living room, or den. Vertically positioned molding pieces can frame the sides, while a decorative mantel can provide a nice place for pictures or other collections.
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Exterior Carpentry Millwork Projects
Creating a better-looking exterior while minimizing future maintenance begins with choosing the best materials. Some of our options include:
- Wood. Many different species of wood can be used, from pine (properly painted and stained, of course) to more moisture-resistant woods like cedar, cypress, or redwood.
- AZEK & Fypon cellular PVC. Choosing a long-lasting, high-performing cellular PVC product has advantages: it won’t rot, crack, or split and is impervious to moisture and insects. This product can be milled and used around window and door trim, columns, soffits, fascia, pilasters, and other architectural elements.
Some projects we can do include:
The exterior trim around doors, windows, roofs, and dormers can give either a positive or negative impression of your home’s curb appeal. Replacing rotted or poorly maintained wood trim with a closed cell PVC system can improve the looks of your windows (whether they are bay windows, bow windows, casements, etc.) and doors and add architectural style. (Closed cell PVC exterior trim is available for arched and curved styles, as well.) Other trim projects include replacing soffits, eaves, fascia boards, and gable trim.
Front porch flooring and ceilings
A front porch entrance can dramatically improve the looks and resale value of a home. For a long-lasting project, consider using AZEK Porch is a tongue and groove plank (1” x 4”) available in Brownstone or Slate Gray. AZEK planks resist stains, moisture, mold and mildew, scuffs, and scratches. Beadboard wainscoting and porch ceilings can also be replaced with PVC.
Railings and balustrades
Available in a wide variety of sizes and styles, railings and balustrades can enhance your home’s entrances. If you choose the high-density Fypon system, you’ll get the look of wood with the strength of steel and effortless maintenance.
Columns and lamp posts
Putting in architectural columns (available in fluted, flat, or serpentine styles) can create a dramatic flair. Lamp posts add class and enhance home security.
Venting and non-venting louvers
Functional louvers can promote airflow to attics and upper levels to prevent heat build-up. Non-venting, decorative louvers (available in many different shapes like round, half-round, horizontal, cathedral or arched, etc.) can create a classic look and feel for your home.
Decorative details can provide the finishing touch for a project. Consider using brackets, corbels, dentil blocks, and moldings to create a distinctive architectural look.
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Custom Finish Carpentry
If you need a new textured ceiling, drywall repair, custom cabinets, baseboard, crown moulding or stairs, our craftsman from Cleveland Design and Remodeling can help.
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