Trim carpentry is one of the most important parts of a home, aesthetically speaking. While it’s incredibly important to have level flooring and a solid frame, those parts of the home can’t be viewed and verified by anyone but a house inspector. It’s the trim that everyone else sees…and that “everyone” includes you as you live in the home.
If you’re considering hiring a home renovation company anytime soon, you’ll want to make sure to find the best trim carpenters (also known as finish carpenters) around. Why? Because trim is part of your home’s decor, and it’s one of the hardest to change once it’s finished. You can easily change the furniture, drapes, and art on the walls. You can even change the color of the walls in a single day. But trim is permanent until you do another complete renovation.
What Is Trim Carpentry?
Trim carpenters put in the final touches that cover up less-than-beautiful aspects of a house. Even properly installed doors and windows don’t look very attractive because there are holes between the hardware and the frame of the house. Trim carpenters put in the trim so that everything looks seamless. Trim can include baseboards, mantles, door trim, window trim, molding, and other ornamental pieces.
Why Is It So Important?
So, why is trim so important? Excellent question. Let’s take a look at how trim can be important in both practical and aesthetic ways.
For What You See Now
After your home renovation services have been performed, you’ll most likely do a final walkthrough with the general contractor. You might see problems with the trim, and at the time you’ll either have to a) complain about it or b) suck it up and be quiet.
You shouldn’t have to do either. If you hire the right person for your trim carpentry, you won’t have to worry about those obvious problems that stick out like a sore thumb.
For What You See Over the Years
If you do a walkthrough of a house after the home renovation service has left, you might not notice the small little mistakes that a lackluster trim carpenter made. These are the tiny mistakes that your guests will never notice and that didn’t bother you at first.
But over the years, you’re eyes will eventually pick up on these small problems. You’ll be reading a book and look over to notice that the molding sections didn’t match up very well, or that the baseboard is a little lower on one end of the kitchen than the others. Once you notice these small problems, you’ll never be able to un-notice them. It’s at that point that you’ll wish you’d hired a better finish carpenter.
Keep The Bugs Out
As we discussed in this blog, bugs often get into a house via a cracked foundation or from lopsided garage concrete. Once they’re inside a house’s walls, they can move about the house freely.
While trim can’t prevent a bug from moving about behind the walls, it can prevent bugs from coming out into the kitchen itself. If trim is properly installed, the bugs will be trapped in the walls, where they’ll either starve or head back outside. Restricting the movement of these unwanted guests is the first step to making sure that they won’t end up where you don’t want them. (Baseboard trim can prevent crumbs from getting underneath and inadvertently feeding any insects that might be there.)
Get The Best Trim Carpentry Around!
If you don’t want to worry about the problems that are associated with trim carpentry, you should do your research and find the best finish carpenter around. We’d love to talk to you and show you examples of the work we’ve done. Contact us today to get your home remodeling project started!