One of the quickest ways to enhance the look of any room is to improve the trimwork - from upgrading baseboards to adding built-ins.
This book is filled with ideas for adding style to a home with molding, built-ins, mantels, and more. Whether you decide to do the work yourself or hire a design professional for all or part of the job, you'll gain the know-how to help you talk to contractors or design professionals with confidence.
- Hundreds of inspiring photos and illustrations showing the impact of adding decorative trim.
- Step-by-step instructions for trimwork projects, from installing shutters to building a window seat.
- Definitions of the many styles and elements of architectural detail.
- An extensive carpentry how-to section including advice on choice and use of basic woodworking tools, materials, and finishes.