Renew Your Home with Custom Woodwork

Here are some ways you can incorporate custom woodwork into your own home with inspiration from Board & Block.

By Tina Jepson
With inspiration from Board & Block’s Erik Maki

 

It goes without saying that every homeowner has a unique sense of style. So when you head to your local home improvement store to select furniture and decor accessories to adorn your home, it’s sometimes discouraging to see redundant interior design styles. Nine times out of ten, corporate box stores dictate what many homeowners’ decors are.  

 

If you’re in desperate need to update your interior, and you want to set your home apart from the rest, consider custom woodworking.

 

To tell you the truth, we can’t stop ogling the work of custom woodworker and home designer Erik Maki from Board & Block in Los Angeles. Erik elevates the art of woodworking to the next level because he adds intricate details to everything he creates — from cutting boards to deluxe cabinets, built-ins, and more.

 

Whether you’re looking for a few ways to update the home you’ve lived in for years, or you need to put your own personal touch on a newly-purchased home, custom woodworking is a phenomenal solution.

 

Here are some ways you can incorporate custom woodwork into your own home with inspiration from Board & Block.

 

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Shelves & Cabinets

The first thing many of us think of when we imagine custom woodworking is shelving and cabinetry, and it’s for good reason! Homeowners use built-ins and custom cabinets to draw the attention of visitors and potential homebuyers.

 

Custom shelves and cabinets help make the most of the space you’re working with, whether you live in a small studio or a gigantic farmhouse. Consider adding custom oak or maple built-ins around your entertainment center to help organize your home media. For your study or bedroom, think dark woods such as cherry, mahogany, or walnut.

 

Then, head into your kitchen and bathroom, and take a look at your cabinets. Are they aging or dinged up? If so, refinish the cabinet faces or replace them altogether with a custom contemporary or colonial design.

 

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The best part about choosing custom cabinets and shelving is, obviously, the customization itself. If you’re a collector or fine art, books, or something else that warrants a special display, custom shelves can help give your accents the space they deserve.

 

Furniture

Next, consider the furniture throughout your house. While you don’t have to necessarily invest in a home filled with custom pieces, a few made-to-order accents are bound to make your house feel well-planned and decorated with purpose.

 

Board & Block does wonders creating entry consoles that match foyer space and your overall design scheme. Since it’s the first piece of furniture people see when they walk into your house, it’s important to put some thought into it.

 

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Likewise, the kitchen is the one place in your house that almost everyone gathers during parties. Put some stock into the space by working with a designer to plan the perfect table and chair combination to match your needs.

 

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Finishing Touches

Think of custom woodworking accents as the icing on your home “cake.” You could potentially live without the icing, but who wants to when it’s just so decadent?

 

It’s really the smallest details that create the most impact.

 

So, collaborate with your custom woodworker to find the right accents to use. Erik is a fan of framing mirrors and creating functional kitchen accents such as cutting boards. But really, your options are endless and range from floating shelves to custom closets and everything in between.

 

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Working with a custom woodworker like Erik from Board & Block can help you accentuate your home’s features, maximize your space, and make it feel more homey and put together. If you live in and around Los Angeles and are looking for someone to transform your home into a custom oasis, don’t hesitate to give Erik a call.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Get designing!