Finish carpentry is what turns a cumbersome house into a cozy home. Done after all the building, plumbing and wiring has been finished, it involves altering, enhancing, and repairing everything that is constructed of wood, from cabinets, and staircases to floors and moldings. Finishing carpentry is a final touch in getting both an esthetically pleasing and practical home that most home owners dream about.
Having a lustrous cabinetry might seem as an unattainable goal, especially for the house that has had its fair share of wear and tear. But this cannot be further from the truth. Thanks to a professional carpenter, old-fashioned dingy cabinets can be turned into modern, shine-infused ones, either by replacing them completely, or refacing them, i.e. changing the surface of it and veneering the cabinet boxes. The former is a more expensive option, whereas the latter provides a similar esthetic effect for half of the cost of the former one.
As one of the most visible parts of the house, a staircase influences greatly the esthetical appeal of the whole house. A bulky or old-fashioned staircase often burdens the house, leaving everyone with a feeling of heaviness. Aside from its esthetical influence, staircases are also a vital part as a functional area of the house, which means that any problems with it, including loose railings, have to be fixed as soon as possible.
The rough edges or the awkward corners can damage the overall impression of the house. The trims and moldings can be used here to increase the look of the room. Thus said, it should be noted that with the molding and trim projects, the key is in seamless installation that only a highly-skilled professional can execute. A baseboard that does not connect perfectly at the edge with another baseboard, even by a quarter of an inch, will only emphasize the sloppiness of the molding project, which will then decrease the aesthetical appeal of the room, rather than increase it.
Wainscoting is another part of the finish carpentry, which is also used to enhance the overall look of the house. It entails placing the wooden panels onto the walls. The key to having a professional look of the wainscoting is to connect the two panels as seamlessly as possible, leaving the impression that it is all one piece of wood.
When it comes to finish carpentry the key to its success lies in seamless execution of all the tasks, which can be done solely by a professional. Many people opt to do it on their own, believing that it does not require too much time or effort. This cannot be further from the truth, as the precision it takes to do finish carpentry is one that can be only acquired through a constant practice, which is something that most home owners do not possess.
It is always advisable to contact professionals when it comes to finish carpentry. We here at Hollywood Refinishing know just how important finishing carpentry is as well as how it should be executed. It is our professionalism, willingness to please every client, and our expertise in the field that have secured our position as one of the top finish carpentry companies in Southern California for almost twenty years now.