Here’s a professional tip for do-it-yourself home renovators, especially if you’re looking at renovating a kitchen, restoring a heritage home, or just updating a fireplace mantel: save a bit of your budget for extraordinary trim details.
A kitchen designer I often work with just turned me on to this company that makes all sorts of decorative wooden moldings and architectural elements. Art For Everyday Inc., specialists in wood carving and architecture, offer an enormous range of stylish and modern custom-made trims and architectural elements.
Timeless creations, lovingly crafted with a meticulous attention to detail, and designed to invoke the classical styles of history’s greatest artistic epochs: this is what lies at the heart of Art For Everyday, a modern woodcarving company steeped in old-world stylistic ethos…
Consider the possibilities of:
- Bun Foots
- Corner Posts
- Custom Carvings
- Island Posts
- Queen Anne Legs
- Spools and Half Rounds
My kitchen design colleague orders up a bunch of corbels and moldings, and wham-o! A basic island goes up-scale in style, becoming a focal point and an art object all its own.
Many cities also have companies that specialize in reclaiming architectural details from old buildings that are about to be torn down, and re-sell the vintage woodwork to do-it-yourselfers as well as interior designers and the building trades. It’s worth a look in the yellow pages of your phone book to see what’s available in your area.