Architectural Ideas

Architectural details that are incorporated into a home remodel project can bring warmth and character to a room.  A good designer can help home owners select the right architectural details when it comes to style whether it be traditional, contemporary, modern or transitional.  Some details are strictly cosmetic while others have a functional purpose. Here are some of the most popular architectural details used in remodeling projects. Ceiling Treatments is a special ceiling creating a visual interest and may cause a sense of additional space. Here are a few options.Vaulted Ceiling….a tall, steeply pitched, angled ceiling. Beamed Ceiling….characterized by exposed beams or joist which hang horizontally. Coffered Ceiling….looks like a three-dimensional checkerboard. Coved Ceiling….has a rounded concaved surface. Furniture Style Cabinetry – Decorative legs on a kitchen island or the base of cabinets or vanities add sophisticated elegance. Niches – A niche is a shallow recess in a wall.  Have a unique art piece to display? Need to create a cool seating space in a small room?  A niche can be practical, functional eye-catching solution. Trimwork – Trimming windows, ceilings and doorways enhance lines and adds visual interest to a room. Built-Ins – Built-ins are architecturally interesting and functional.  Be creative with ideas, you can do anything from bookshelves, china cabinets, home workstations, window seats and storage areas. Wall Treatments – Wainscoting is the most popular form of wall treatment and can be done with a wide variety of materials and styles.   You can choose from porcelain or natural stone tile, plus wood materials. A simple easy way to accentuate a wall is to create and hang picture-frame molding.