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By: Kevin Ahern on December 3rd, 2015

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How to Create Unique Home Elements With Custom Millwork


Nothing stands out in home décor like custom millwork. The warmth and beauty of real wood has a timelessness that increases the value of your home as it adds to the aesthetic quality of your home’s interior. Millwork is varied in functionality and can appear on any part of your home.

We’re posting this list of ways that you can use millwork in your home so you can make an informed decision as you decide which type of millwork is best for your needs.

Custom Cabinetry

Installed in the kitchen, your custom cabinetry allows you to pick cabinets that meet your needs. Whether you’re trying to store oversized pots or spices, antique china or a collection of teacups, custom cabinetry can be suited to your style and your unique needs. Of course, cabinetry can be installed in any room of the home. Cabinetry can be used to lock up valuables or even display trophies.

Unique Doorways

The front door of your home makes a lasting impression on your guests and visitors. One of the best ways that you can impress the people who come to see you is by installing a custom-made door with hand-carved elements on the inside and outside.

Many homeowners never think to install hand-made custom doors on their home, and this is part of what makes hand-carved doorways so unique. By installing a carved doorway in your home, you’ll instantly make your home stand apart from neighbors and other homes in your area.

Custom Hutch and Shelving

Used for storage as well as display, hutches and shelving make the perfect place for you to store your good dishes and glasses, silverware, family pictures and more. Adding drawers to your hutch also gives you a place where you can store practical items like flashlights, batteries and other small items. Hutches are best installed in homes with traditional, conservative décor, but open shelving is a good choice for homes with contemporary décor.

Wainscoting, Crown Molding and Other Traditional Elements

Though it’s purely decorative, wainscoting and crown molding adds a formality to each room. Installed in foyers and entryways, this type of millwork helps dress up your home for events like parties and special occasions. Put in a library or study, and it adds an intellectual quality to the room.

Millwork never goes out of style. No matter when it’s installed, your home’s millwork will enhance the beauty of your home and make it more attractive to buyers. To find out more getting custom millwork installed in one (or all) of the rooms of your home, contact Litchfield Builders. We’re happy to give you a quote and discuss the ways that you can dress up your property with millwork made for you.Request a free millwork consultation