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By: Kevin Ahern on July 19th, 2016

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Millwork: Little Details that Can Make or Break a Remodel


Millwork, that is, hardwood that is incorporated into the architecture of a home or business, has been used in homes for centuries. Use of millwork is an age-old architectural tradition that has helped add beauty to living rooms, dining rooms, formal areas, public spaces, lobbies, offices and more.

If you're a property owner seeking ways to distinguish your home or building from the other properties in your area, use of millwork in your upcoming remodel is a very smart choice.

Benefits of Remodeling with Millwork

There are many benefits of using millwork in your upcoming remodel, including:

  • Property value. As long as it is properly maintained, hardwood never goes down in value. As a result, adding millwork to your home or business can increase your property's resale value.
  • Old-world aesthetic appeal. No doubt about it, hardwood is beautiful. Sanded, stained and sealed, millwork can dress up any room. In older properties, millwork can also enhance the vintage appeal of your property.
  • Durability. All hardwood, if properly cared for, is very durable. Millwork can stand up to the test of time, and some millwork can even help protect your walls from scratches and scuffs.

What Kind of Millwork is Right for You?

There are a variety of different types of millwork. The type of millwork you choose for your property will depend on the type of space being renovated. Your choices include:

  • Crown molding. Because it draws the eyes upward, crown molding adds height and elegance to any space where it is installed. It can also be used to add decoration to otherwise plain walls and ceilings, which makes it perfect to use in rooms that are meant to be decorative, formal or ceremonial.
  • Wainscoting. Wainscoting can protect walls while adding visual appeal. Wainscoting is a traditional wall material found in hallways, dining rooms, lobbies and more.
  • Built-in desks and shelves. Built-in desks and shelves are especially helpful for people who work at home and in office buildings. Whether you're seeking a custom built desk for your office building's executive suite or need a stately desk for the study in your house, millwork is the answer.
  • Fireplace mantels. Millwork gives a formality and beauty to fireplace mantels.

Contact Litchfield Builders for Custom Millwork

Not many contractors will offer custom millwork services anymore. At Litchfield Builders, we appreciate the beauty and splendor of millwork in homes and commercial spaces. Whether you're seeking built-in shelves for your office renovation or crown molding for your living room remodel, Litchfield Builders is prepared to meet your needs. To find out more about millwork and how it can be used in your upcoming interior construction project, contact Litchfield Builders for a quote.New Call-to-action