14 Feb 2018

How To Make Joinery A Main Design Feature Of The Home?



If you’re going to fork out hundreds if not thousands of dollars in bespoke joinery, it’s understandable that you’re going to want to show it off to anyone and everyone who comes to visit your home – what’s the point in having something expensive if no one sees it, after all? In this article, we have taken a closer look at how you can make joinery a main design feature of your home with the help of an experienced team of professionals.

But joiners are expensive! Why can’t I just use a carpenter?

Would you ask a humble painter to create a watercolour masterpiece? Of course not. Carpenters are responsible for building structural elements, whereas joiners create pieces that are on display. If a carpenter were to build you a roof, for example, it would be covered with plaster on the inside so it wouldn’t matter what it looked like. If a joiner were to build the roof, however, you could forget the plaster and show it off – they’re more about detail and aesthetics.

Is the cost really worth it?

In short, yes. If you have a difficult space or you’re after something very distinctive, joinery is definitely the way to go – even if it is more expensive in the long run. A flat-pack kitchen, for example, is great if the units fit perfectly into your space, but if you’re dealing with less-standard measurements joinery can be used to create something that maximises the space and that makes sense for how you live in it. You’re also paying for the convenience.

Adding storage to your home is something that will help you to score big should you ever decide to sell. There are also other useful elements that a joiner can craft for you – from a fold-down desk in a makeshift office nook to a shelving unit that divides a room into two distinct spaces. These elements can also add value to your home, so keep in mind that the initial financial outlay can be written off against potential future profit.

So, what is the process?

We have taken a closer look at the process of having bespoke joinery completed for your home to help ensure that the project goes off without a hitch:

  1. Ask a joiner to take a look at the area in question. They’ll be able to tell you whether your idea is feasible and, if it’s not, they’ll also be able to make some alternative suggestions.
  2. Find pictures of things that you like so that the joiner knows exactly what it is you’re looking for. If you don’t know where to start, it can be worth asking an interior designer to draw up a 3D sketch.
  3. Don’t worry too much about having technical plans drawn up – the joiner can measure everything up and work from their own plans. It’s a personal service, so this is all a part of it.

We hope that the information provided above has given you a better idea of how exactly you can make bespoke joinery one of your home’s main features. At the end of the day, it’s all about working with an experienced team and ensuring that the finished design is going to meet your goals. The process to having a joinery project completed is not all that different to having other works completed on your home, but it still isn’t a task that should be taken lightly.