Architectural Details That Make Your Remodel Stand Out

Posted by Ben Thompson on 12.11.13

Incorporating architectural details into your home remodeling project can bring warmth and character to a room and provide that finishing touch. Our designers can help you select the right architectural details to enhance any style -- traditional, contemporary, modern, or transitional. Some of the details listed below are strictly cosmetic, while others offer a functional purpose as well.

Here are some of the most popular architectural details used in remodeling projects today:

Ceiling Treatments –a special ceiling creates visual interest and in some cases a sense of additional space.

Here are just a few of the options:

  • Vaulted Ceiling – a tall, steeply pitched, angled ceiling
  • Beamed Ceiling – characterized by exposed beams or joists arranged horizontally
  • Coffered Ceiling – looks like a three-dimensional checkerboard
  • Coved Ceiling – has a rounded concaved surface

Furniture Style Cabinetry – Decorative legs on kitchen islands or at the base of cabinets or vanities adds sophisticated elegance.

Niches - A niche is a shallow recess into a wall. Need a place to display a unique piece of art? Want to create a cool seating space in small room? A niche can be a practical and eye-catching solution.

Trimwork – Trimming windows, ceilings and entryways enhances lines and visual interest to room.

Built-ins –Built-ins are architecturally interesting and functional. The sky is the limit on what you can do and can run the gamut from bookshelves, china cabinets, computer workstations, and window seats.

Wall Treatments – Wainscoting is the most popular wall treatment and can be done in a wide variety of material and styles. Today, you can choose from porcelain or natural stone tiles in addition to wood. Another great way to emphasize your walls is to install picture-frame molding.

At Thompson Remodeling we will suggest architectural details that will enhance the overall design and function of your remodeling project. We want you to love your finished space and the details are what make it special!
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