From Bunk Beds to Bookshelves: Why Custom Carpentry is worth it
Are you surprised by the cost of carpentry? Many of our first-time Interior Design clients often leave it until the last minute to consider, resulting in a lack of budget or removal of the project altogether. Unfortunately, more often than not, it never gets done.
But built-in custom carpentry can transform your home by making your life easier and more streamlined, this is where the combination of a great joiner and interior designer really make your spaces sing! With good storage options in your bedroom and other living spaces, such as shelves and cupboards, you can hide away clutter and create a stunning run of cupboards in your hallway to store linens and towels.
Custom carpentry brings warmth and sophistication to your home, adding luxury when done correctly. For example, custom bunk beds create extra sleeping space without taking up precious floor space, and custom cabinetry and shelving can transform a room into a spectacular library or office space.
Yes, carpentry can be expensive, but it’s worth it. Most pieces are made by hand and are bespoke, created to your exact requirements with the help of an interior designer. Shopping around for good prices is possible and should not be overlooked.
It’s important to understand the difference between a carpenter and a joiner. A joiner joins wood in a workshop without screws, while carpentry is done on-site, such as hanging doors and installing architraves and skirting boards. Carpenters often put in items initially made in a workshop, minimizing dust and disruption in your home.
Accurate measurements are crucial when creating carpentry pieces. Don’t rely on measurements you send over; have the carpenter or designer come to your house with a laser to take measurements themselves. Trust the professionals to create beautiful, bespoke pieces for your home.
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