Custom Carpentry, What to Look For

Homeowners always love to add their very own personal touch to every room of their house, but when money is tight, you may have to make a decision as to which room gets the custom cabinetry, bookshelves, or doors. You can get a lot of bang for your buck if you use the right strategies when you are working with your carpenter.

Here are some ideas that can help you stretch your dollar in the best ways possible for your custom carpentry project.

Personalization Carpentry

Start personalizing areas of your home that are frequented by guests, or that generally face a lot of traffic. You know that you want your guests to marvel at the beauty of your custom cabinets, so why not start your carpentry work in your kitchen or living room – or wherever you bring in the most guests? 

Discuss Your Budget Before you Begin

Talk with your carpenter about what would work best for your budget. Your carpenter has a wealth of knowledge, backed up by experience. He may be able to tell you what would work best for a home your size, and may even offer a way to get a uniform carpentry job throughout your home.

Cut Down on Costs

Prefabricated embellishments that are added onto bookshelves and drawers can make a serious impact on the style, and it can also cut your carpentry pricing significantly. If you can find some new drawer knobs that are super cute, or if you find a unique finish that you want to have on your stairs, tell your carpenter. It may actually cut costs while amping up your personal style.

Shop Around

Don’t be afraid to shop around. You need to be able to get a carpenter who can do your job within your budget – and there will be carpenters out there who will try to overcharge you. If you want to get a fair price for the work that you want to have done, it’s a good idea to ask for a quote from at least 2 different carpenters in your area.

Check Your Carpenter's Reviews

With information moving a high speed on the internet you have a wealth of information at your fingertips. Check your carpenter's website, look for testimonials from their customers, look them up on Angie's List, check them on Google, Yelp and other business listing websites. Read their reviews, if they have any, and find out what your friends and neighbors are saying about them. Doing a little bit of research can pay off in the end.

Ask For Help

There are plenty of carpenters in Columbus that will be able to give you a quality job at a very reasonable price. The important thing to do before you reach out to them is to come up with an idea of what you want to have done to your home, or your furniture. Without a good idea as to what you want to have done, you won’t be able to get a reliable quote from your carpenter. Still, if you are indecisive about the nitty gritty details of a particular project, a carpenter will be able to help you come up with a good and affordable solution. 

Most Carpenters will discuss your needs with you and most will offer a free estimate. Always get an estimate before starting work, get several estimates if you feel the need for it. Most estimates will remain good for at least 30 days and sometimes longer.