Most stairwells are made with basic upgrades and classic elements. This stair carriage was site built with 2×12 stringers and maple treads. All of the components were glued and screwed together. No stair squeaks here and we built this 20 years ago. The maple handrail, newels and pilaster newels are all custom fabricated and installed. The ball cap for the newels and the handrail brackets are stock items. Notice there are no balusters here. Instead, we used low budget drywall kneewalls, cutting expenses where we could, while still achieving a vintage look
Creating Your Dream Home
Complete Tear-down and Rebuild
When Renovation just isn’t enough
Sometimes you find the perfect spot for your ‘Dream Home’ but unfortunately there is an existing house on the property that does not meet your needs. Here is an example of just such a project.
Home Additions by Licensed Construction Contractors
Building a new home or home addition can be scary and exciting at the same time so take comfort in knowing that Vertex carpentry is licensed and insured while also building to code. The value we bring to your renovation or new house will be enjoyed for generations. Contact Vertex Carpentry for a free consultation on your new home addition or new home building.
Choosing Your Millwork Style
Brought to you by Julie Allison, ASP at Harmony Interiors, (410) 302-9879
I offer affordable decorating services by re-purposing already owned items and adding pieces as necessary. Good space planning, paint and carpet selection, and inspired finishing touches are key to creating a well designed space. I also provide clutter management services to create an organized and tidy space. Julie Allison, ASP
Millwork is any wood mill-produced, building construction interior finish component such as doors, window casing, banisters, baseboard, fireplace mantel, and crown molding, and the use of these materials is infinite.
The style of the millwork you select says a lot about you or your environment! Let’s take a look at a few examples.
Crown molding and other ceiling trims adds presence and grandeur to a space and are typically seen in traditional and transitional settings. With good reason there is a trend, particularly in open planned homes, to use this type of custom millwork as it adds another dimension to large expanses which may otherwise have very little architectural interest. The larger the space the more important it is to create texture, interest and dimension to minimize what looks like the ballroom effect; a sense of being in a large public building. Acoustics may also be affected by this type of custom millwork, reducing echoing. Contact Vertex Carpentry for more acoustic information.
French doors can be enhanced with floor to ceiling details that turn a run-of-the-mill entrance into a grand opening onto a beautiful patio, deck or garden. In essence a gateway to your private outside world!
The sky’s the limit when using millwork and Vertex Carpentry will work with you to determine style and colors, selecting custom staining finishes to match existing elements, to enhance your space and make it exclusively yours!