Personalize Your Home |Custom Home Remodeling Washington, DC
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How to Personalize Your Home

To make a house a home, it needs to be personal. And that means the occupants have to invest something of themselves in the way their home looks and feels. How one goes about doing this can vary from simple touches such as paint, wallpaper, carpet, and furnishings to more expressive features like gardens.

As an architect and remodeler, I have a special love of custom details—as the British say, “bespoke” (custom made). Custom architectural details in your home can make it more functional and beautiful.

Custom Details Truly Personalize a Home

It goes beyond just décor that reflects your personality (though this is a great way to make your home uniquely yours)—there are plenty of customization options, including:

  • Finials
  • Gates and fences
  • Recessed wall niches
  • Backsplashes
  • Wall murals
  • Bookcases and other built-ins
  • Shelving for unique displays

Custom features and details can go a long way in transforming your home into a more personalized space—on both the inside and outside.

Customize Your Home with Help from Wentworth


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 the right way, custom home details can help you better enjoy your home and also increase its value.

A sampling of custom details we’ve installed over the years include a secret door to a private office, unique built-in display units for an antique doll collection, a custom plate rack for a platter collection, and much more. Feel free to visit our custom details portfolio!

About Bruce Wentworth

Wentworth was founded by Bruce Wentworth, AIA, a noted remodeling architect who has worked in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over twenty years. He has built hundreds of his own designs, ranging from modest bungalows to large-scale luxury residences.

“ On the whole, this project has been spectacularly successful, we really love the new kitchen, bath and patio! ”

A.P., Bethesda, MD