Luxury Indoor Pool Project

We recently shared that South Shore Millwork is now on Houzz, a great site that lets designers and homeowners collect inspirational images and products from the portfolios of home design companies. If you haven’t had a chance yet to check out our portfolio, head on over to our Houzz profile and take a look!

To give you a taste of what you’ll find, here’s a project we recently completed. This private indoor pool features elegant classical style.

The windows, doors, mouldings, and custom cabinetry were all made by us here at our Massachusetts millwork company. This indoor pool room is a great example of the way custom millwork can support the overall aesthetic of the space.

Arched windows provide a beautiful rounded element that echoes the chandeliers, while the dark wood millwork contrasts beautifully with the pale walls and deck.

If you are looking for a New England millwork supplier for your next luxury design project, contact us today!

3 Top Bathroom Cabinetry Design Trends

For anyone in the residential remodeling industry, it’s no surprise that kitchens and bathrooms are the main areas that homeowners choose to remodel. A great master bathroom not only adds value to a home, but also provides the homeowner with a fantastic retreat in which to relax and recharge.

Cabinetry is one of the main components to consider in the bathroom, affording storage space and greatly contributing to the overall aesthetic of the space. Take a look at some of the top bathroom cabinetry trends for 2012.

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Floating vanities are all the rage, and for good reason. They provide a wonderfully sleek, minimalist look to contemporary bathrooms, but the loss of storage space must be addressed. Vertical cabinets are thus becoming increasingly popular, due to their space-efficient footprint and storage-maximizing potential.

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For more traditional interiors, furniture style cabinetry is a must. These vanities can range in style and finish to fit any space.

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Frameless cabinetry has been growing in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. Common in Europe and finally making their way across the pond, these cabinets provide more storage space, wider drawers, and are also more environmentally responsible because they use less materials than traditional cabinets.

So designers, what bathroom design trends are you incorporating into your residential remodeling work? Share your thoughts with us in the comments, and be sure to visit South Shore Millwork to explore our custom cabinetry and more from our Boston millwork company.

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Find South Shore Millwork on Houzz!

Are you on Houzz? This design site has become a huge hit with architects, interior designers, builders, and consumers alike, allowing users to share ideas and inspiration with ease. As if that weren’t enough reason to check it out, now South Shore Millwork is on Houzz, too!

Visit our Houzz profile to explore a number of our New England millwork projects. Our Massachusetts millwork company specializes in high-end architectural woodwork for residential, commercial, and historic preservation projects, and the quality is evident in every job we do.

Whether you are an architect, interior designer, or luxury builder, we’d love to work with you! Connect with us on Houzz, or use the social media icons at right to find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In.

Do you use Houzz as part of your design business? Do you find it helpful in understanding your clients’ ideas? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

 

Wood Knowledge Helps You Design Better Millwork

If you are a New England architect or interior designer who specializes in high-end design, it’s important that you only work with the best materials. But simply choosing high quality materials isn’t enough; you must understand how they work in order to get the most out of them.

Luxury designers who are interested in using custom millwork to enhance their designs should take a look at this informative article from The American Institute of Architects. The article shares helpful information about how wood grain works in relation to the slicing of a log for veneer or thin cut lumber. For instance, you’ll need to keep in mind how the flitch (or longitudinal cut from the log) will look when repeated on a long expanse of paneling or a narrow strip of moulding.

At our Boston millwork company, we offer resawn lumber that will work beautifully for your next luxury design project. While there have been many improvements in veneer in recent years, you can’t beat the healthier look of resawn lumber. Because the product is thicker, it not only looks better, but will also cut down on the number of sand-through errors you are likely to experience. Call South Shore Millwork today for more information.

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Follow South Shore Millwork on Pinterest!

Pinterest has been making waves in the worlds of design and social media, and it’s no wonder! The site is an invaluable tool for designers, allowing them to collect inspiration and ideas, as well as providing a great way to help clients find the right look for their home or business.

Now you can find South Shore Millwork on Pinterest, too! Head on over and follow our boards to see some great examples of custom millwork we have produced for residential, commercial, and historic preservation projects throughout New England. Explore custom doors, cabinetry, moulding, and other millwork elements that can transform and enhance your design project.

Our Massachusetts millwork company is AWI (Architectural Woodwork Institute) certified as a Premium shop, so you can be sure your architectural millwork will be manufactured and installed to the highest quality standards. Visit South Shore Millwork to learn more about our company, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook.

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Order Custom Stave Core Stiles and Rails

You’ve probably heard the saying “a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” It’s an especially apt piece of advice when it comes to the luxury design industry as well. Whether it is a luxury residential architecture project or a commercial interior design job, your finished product will only be as good as the materials, craftsmanship, and design that went into it.

Here at our Norton, Massachusetts custom millwork company, you can always count on us to provide high quality products that enhance and support your designs. As a design professional, you know that details count, which is why it’s so important to choose the right stave cored stiles and rails for your project.

Whether for doors, wainscoting, or any other decorative woodworking element, South Shore Millwork can provide you with custom stave door stiles and rails in any size and wood species. Wood cores are available in fingerjointed hard, soft, and rot resistant varieties, and bookmatching is also available.

To discuss your custom architectural woodwork project, contact us today.

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Design Museum Boston

At our Norton, Massachusetts millwork company, we are proud to work with some of the best Boston architects, designers, and home builders on luxury residential and commercial projects throughout New England. It’s no secret that Boston has a lot going for it when it comes to great design, and now an innovative new museum is showcasing all that talent and history.

Architectural Record reports that Design Museum Boston has no permanent address, instead popping up at unique venues throughout the city, from the trendy Liberty Hotel to the lightning rod of architectural controversy that is Boston City Hall. One of the creators, young industrial designer Sam Aquillano, describes the challenge of the museum:

We are a museum with many spaces. When people ask, where’s your museum, it’s a challenge to break through people’s pre-conceived notion of what a museum is.

We’re looking forward to seeing where Design Museum Boston will end up next. Have you attended any of their exhibitions? Share your experiences with us in the comments!

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What Architects Need to Know When Specifying Custom Millwork

If you are a New England architect, you probably know that millwork, when done well, can be the defining characteristic of a space, capturing the eye of occupants and emphasizing your design intentions. Not all millwork is created equal, but fortunately, the American Institute of Architects has a great article to help you navigate the choice and specification of millwork in your residential or commercial architecture projects.

The AIA recommends that architects review the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) quality standards before embarking on a millwork specification project. AWI is a non-profit trade association that sets the industry standards for millwork, as well as boasting over 4,000 members from all areas of the millwork industry.

The standards AWI sets forth are the measuring stick by which architectural millwork is evaluated, from materials and finishing to installation and much more. AWI’s woodwork standards are published in Architectural Woodwork Quality Standards Illustrated, and include three grades of millwork- economy, custom, and premium.

Our Massachusetts millwork company is an AWI certified Premium shop. Premium grade millwork is the standard choice for commercial applications, because the high quality and impeccable craftsmanship make it more able to withstand the heavy traffic of a public space.

To learn more about our Boston millwork company and installation services, visit South Shore Millwork.

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