5 Ideas For Custom Carpentry Projects in Your Home

Struggling with a lack of storage? Tired of looking at ugly, outdated cabinets and consoles? Can't figure out how to best use the space in an awkwardly shaped room? Searching for a way to increase the value of your home, or add your own personal sense of style?

There's an answer to all those problems and more, but it's often the last thing people think of custom carpentry services.

If you're not convinced, just take a moment to imagine all the ways skilled carpenters could enhance your home. The possible applications go far beyond just a simple shelf or a basic cabinet repair. Whether you're thinking of selling your house in the near future or plan to live there for many years to come, a detail-oriented, transformative carpentry job can improve the quality of your life and add value far beyond the cost of the work and materials.

We've put together five ideas for ways your home can benefit from expert carpentry services that will hopefully inspire you to dream big.

When you've found an idea that you simply must have, search no further than Mr. Handyman of Upper Fairfield County to make it happen! Our team of talented and knowledgeable carpenters prides themselves on quality workmanship and excellent customer service. They have created inspired carpentry solutions for homes all over Fairfield County, including in Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, and beyond.

1. Cabinets

You probably already have cabinets in your kitchen, and perhaps other rooms. But, are they optimized to serve your needs? When we move into a house, we often just accept that things are the way they are, even if they are insufficient for our purposes.

If you've ever wished the cutlery drawer wasn't so far away from the dishwasher, or the counter island was in a more convenient place, or you had more space to store pots and pans, this is your chance to correct those problems. When you have custom cabinets built for your kitchen, you call the shots and can really create the kitchen of your dreams that will function ideally for your cooking style.

Some of the many things you can choose include:

  • The location and number of cabinets
  • Whether they have doors or drawers
  • The wood and finish
  • Handles and drawer knobs
  • The type of hinges (for example, soft-close hinges so the doors can't be slammed)
  • Move or create a counter island
  • Built-in kitchen table and seating

Of course, the kitchen isn't the only room that needs cabinets. They can be used in the laundry room, mud room, garage, and study to create extra storage space and keep your rooms looking neat and tidy with items tucked away behind cabinet doors—a place for everything, and everything in its place.

2. Decks and Porches

Sitting out on the deck, tending something tasty on the grill, and watching the sunset is one of the best things about summer. Your deck can be the ideal hosting and relaxation space once warm weather hits—that is, if it's designed with your friends and family in mind. And about your front porch… it does a lot to enhance your curb appeal and give visitors a positive first impression.

When you need porch or deck replacements or are looking to create one from scratch, there's a lot to consider. Think about the number of people who will be using it regularly, and the kinds of activities you want it for, and plan accordingly.

You can also add some pretty cool options that will wow your neighbors and make your yard the official hang-out of summer. What about a front porch swing or a built-in bench around the perimeter of the deck? Maybe your property would be best served by a multi-level deck or a raised wooden walkway from the deck to a private gazebo. When you're using a custom carpentry service, the sky's the limit!

3. Shelving and Bookcases

Shelves and bookcases tend to fade into the background pretty easily, but with the right touches, they can become a room-defining feature. Imagine a study that has walls lined with beautifully crafted, built-in bookshelves—if the ceiling is high, you could even add a sliding ladder.

But sometimes you just need an unobtrusive place to display items. Consider floating shelves with hidden brackets for a clean look, or broad shelves in the garage to store sports equipment and other items that need to be readily available when you're in a hurry. Shelves can even replace furniture such as bedside tables for a minimal, uncluttered style.

4. Mantels

Your fireplace is a key feature in your home, and it deserves a mantel that will complement and enhance it. Whether you're going for a simple, post-modern style or an elaborate, historically-inspired look, it can be surprising how much style and substance a mantel adds to the room.

Don't have a fireplace? A mantel could still feature in your living space, maybe over the master bed or your "modern day fireplace"—A.K.A. the television! It's unconventional, but that's what custom carpentry services can accomplish for your home and unique style.

5. Entertainment Consoles

If you love your home entertainment system, from television and movies to video games and music, the number of items you want to store in your entertainment console can quickly become unmanageable. Prefabricated consoles often don't have the correct configuration for what you want to do, making it difficult to keep all those cords under control—not to mention storage for DVDs, games, and so on.

Enter the custom entertainment console! Create a design that has the perfectly sized space for everything you need, and is itself the perfect size and shape to fit in your entertainment room. Don't forget to complement it with your favorite chair, front, and center, for optimal visual and auditory power!

Mr. Handyman Can Make Your Custom Carpentry Dreams a Reality

When you're searching for a way to make your home more functional and beautiful or increase its selling value far beyond what you paid, count on Mr. Handyman of Upper Fairfield County to provide custom carpentry services that can accomplish all of that and more.

Have something in mind, or have questions about a potential project? Give us a call today —we would love to show you what we can do for your home!