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Using Custom Details to Turn a House Into a Home

street-porch-design

Custom Porch with
Tuscan Columns and
Entablature

Often, the only thing that’s keeping a house from truly being your home is a lack of customization. Custom home details and features can make all the difference in the world when it comes to personalizing your space.

Custom details are all about you: your personality, your likes, your passions, and your own sense of luxury. A Wentworth, Inc. custom interior design project makes every part of your home uniquely yours! As a part of your home remodel, our team of architects and interior designers will work with you to design and build exquisite custom features and details. When used wisely, custom home details can help you better enjoy your home and also increase its value.

Even if you don’t want to build an addition or completely remodel, adding a few custom features and details can go a long way in transforming your home into a more personalized space—on both the inside and outside. The Wentworth team has done all types of custom home features, including:

  • Skylights
  • Wall murals and plaques
  • Fountains
  • Finials (urn, flame, etc.)
  • Arched marquees
  • Railings
  • Gates and fences
  • Wall paneling
  • Columns
  • Window seats
  • Wall niches

See more pictures of custom home details in our gallery!

Display Your Personality

railing-detail-design

Custom Hand Rail
with Art Deco Motif

Do you love the outdoors? Do you have a penchant for specific architecture (French, Italian, etc.)? Are you an animal lover? Custom home features and details can help you display your passion in and outside of your home. Custom details don’t have to be installed purely for aesthetics—they can also meet your needs. For instance, if you have a pet, why not install a custom feeding station or a built-in food area? Do you often have barely enough time before work to eat breakfast and get ready? A custom breakfast nook can make the morning’s whirlwind of activity less stressful and complement your on-the-go lifestyle better than an actual kitchen table. Whatever your needs, our custom interior design details can meet them.

Custom Home Features & Details from Wentworth

Read a couple examples of how our design-build team incorporated custom home features for clients with specific needs and desires.

For a client who loved her pet parrots as much as the rest of us love our dogs, Wentworth designed a cast iron profile of a parrot for her garden gate.

When a serious gardener wanted just a bit of character for his home’s façade, Wentworth designed custom cut-outs in the profile of tulips to adorn exterior wall paneling.

Wentworth’s carpentry team fabricated arched windows and doors for a client who wanted custom details that blended in seamlessly with her older home.

Contact us today to learn more about custom interior design projects we’ve completed for homeowners in the Washington, DC area or if you’re ready to talk about custom details for your own home!

“ I just wanted to tell you how happy we are with the work you designed and oversaw...We are so proud to show the kitchen and family room to friends and relatives, and love their reactions (gasps of awe and jealousy). Mike and Enio were amazing, working so hard -- every single day, beginning at 7am -- and paying such close attention to details I never would have noticed. They clearly treated this job as their "baby," not wanting to cut corners even if they could get away with it...They also were great about cleaning up; I am positive the garage is cleaner now than before this job started! ”

A.C., Bethesda, MD