What is the first thing you notice when you walk into a home or office space? The moulding? The mantles? While you may not consciously think “wow that moulding is awesome,” the look and design of a home or space immediately impact your impression of the area.

When it comes to designing a space, millwork allows the owner the option to express themselves. Do you want your visitors to get a modern masculine feel when they enter your home? You might want to try a metal inlay detail on high-gloss black woodwork. Are you looking for ways to practically save space? You might consider hiring a woodworker to create and install a custom, retractable dining table. Custom millwork can enhance any design by adding thoughtful accents that add personality and warmth to your space.

Outside of showing personality, custom millwork also increases the value of the property. Let’s say you are looking to purchase a new home. You walk in and see the cabinets look like they haven’t been touched since their installation in the 70’s. You are most likely going to note that if you purchase this home, you’ll need to budget for cabinet renovations. On the other hand, great cabinets can be the one thing that sets a house apart from the rest. If your reason for adding custom millwork is increasing value and attracting potential buyers, remember that buyers take special notice of bathrooms and kitchens, so you may want to focus your attention to details in these areas.

In an office space, millwork can have the same kind of effects. Adding custom millwork offers a touch of personality, and can change the way you do business. For example, beauty and style can positively impact the internal work environment and encourage employees to be their best. Whether it be the trust of clients or the collaboration of other business owners, custom millwork can significantly enhance the impression others have of you and your business.

While millwork can go in any space, there are certain areas where the benefits flourish. Exterior detailing is the place where millwork can do the most; due to the amount of space and options available, as well as it will be the most seen part of your home. Cabinetry is another huge area where custom millwork can drastically enhance the look of the space, whether it be a study or a kitchen. Make sure to do your homework before choosing a woodworker. You don’t have to sacrifice quality for uniqueness. Flooring is also a great area to use custom millworking. You’ll want to set aside a reasonable amount of time to decide your design, as there are many things to consider: wood species, floorboard width, and the finish.

Deciding to add custom millwork to a space is never a poor choice; however, there needs to be proper research done before choosing the woodworker, the type of millwork, and the preferred materials.