Make your living space special. By Leslie Feldman
If you are looking to add some warmth and personality to a new or existing home, trimwork is your answer. Beautiful trimwork like crown molding, wainscoting, chair rails, coffered ceilings, crown molding, doorways, archways, window casings and pillars, are small changes that make a big difference. They add a level of sophistication that cannot be accomplished with paint, wallpaper and furniture alone.
When you’re interested in adding these accents to your home, there’s no better company than Home Trimwork. Igor Szczerba, president of the company, is known as the area’s leading contractor for molding. Licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, Szczerba is a third-generation carpenter and trimwork specialist who estimates that he performs about 30 molding jobs per month. “It’s a project that doesn’t cost a lot of money, but adds big value to your home,” he says. “In just one or two days, you can take a room from boring to breathtaking.”
When a client is interested in discussing a project, one their designerswill go out to the home and analyze the space, figuring out how trimwork can change it for the better. Home Trimwork will offer design ideas, and show the client samples of quality moldings and a full portfolio of completed projects from satisfied customers. A quote will be prepared on the spot with everything itemized so the client can pick and choose the services he or she is interested in.
“We show clients some pictures of the rooms with no molding and later with it,” explains Szczerba. “This demonstrates how trimwork can have an almost magical effect on the look and character of a home. There are hundreds of before and after photos on our website that would get anyone inspired, and that really shows what a difference it makes when trimwork is properly done.”
Home Trimwork also works with many builders, remodelers, architects and interior designers who have found that working with their team has made their work stand out.
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Szczerba says that first-floor molding makeovers are very popularwith his clients. “Many of our clients will have us replace a typical builder’s grade two- or threeinch molding with a substantial molding with much richer detail,” he explains. “Doorways and windows get thicker and more elaborate molding, and main doorways get pilasters with crown headers on top, adding so much drama to a room. The wood base that many builders use is so tiny that it makes some of those larger homes look similar to an affordable rental apartment. It does not cost much to upgrade the main areas of a home to a larger base molding.”
More than Just Trim
Trimwork isn’t the company’s only specialty. Szczerba began his career as a general carpenter and can put together a package price for services like flooring, stair work, tile installation, painting or virtually any type of remodeling project that has to do with aesthetics. “Our clients hire us fortrimwork and then discover we can offer them the same high quality craftsmanship for other projects throughout their home,” he says.
Szczerba, whose company is fully licensed and insured, believes his success is due in partto the level of detail that goes into each of his custom jobs, combined with a system that makes each project a very smooth experience for each homeowner. “Our talented designers, install craftsmen and painters make the final product flawless. We make sure that each piece they suggest has an ideal placement in the home. Our carpenters, mostly from the old world,(Russians, Ukrainians, Polish, Belarusians) carry on a legacy of craftsmanship in their DNA. Our painting crew is very careful and detailed, and make sure the value of the finish exceeds expectations.”
Home Trimwork has so many customers in the tri-state area, that no matter where you live, there is always someone nearby who can offer his or her opinion of the company’s work. One such client is the DiSabatino family from Voorhees. “My husband and I are extremely happy with our recent project with Home Trimwork. We updated a brick fireplace and transformed it into a work of art,” explains Laura DiSabatino. “Home Trimwork covered the brick with a custom wood design from floor to cathedral ceiling. This has become the focal point of our living room. The transformation is unbelievable.”
She adds that the staff and workers were all very polite and accommodating. “Our carpenter, Nick, was professional, skilled and anxious to please. I am a perfectionist and am very happy with the end result.”
Every service Home Trimwork offers, and the way they approach each project, is designed to wow the customers, not only with great design ideas but with absolute flawlessness.
“We are so different from other companies because our service extends to many additional projects after the first one,” says Szczerba. “We know that the home we are working on today will only have us back in a few months for more work if we do an outstanding job and stand behind our work with warranty and outstanding customer support.”
As a testament to the respect Home Trimwork has accrued in the industry, this March the company’s team of designers, carpenters and painters participated in the making of an episode of the DIY Network show Man Caves, filmed in Union, N.J. The company did all the carpentry work, which can be viewed on its website and Facebook page: facebook.com/hometrimwork.