Adding Wainscoting and Casings in Chatham, NJ 07928

Adding Wainscoting

Scope of work: Carpentry, Crown Moldings, Baseboards, Window Casings
Location: Chatham, NJ 07928
Timeline: 4 days

The interior of this Chatham, NJ home was in good shape, however the new homeowners wanted to upgrade the traditional colonial interior. Monk’s was contracted to build and install recessed paneled wainscoting, window casings, crown molding, and new base boards. These additions made a huge difference in this home. What’s more, we completed the project in only four days!

Adding Wainscoting

Adding interior trim can take a basic rectangular room and give it architectural detail and visual interest. This home’s front rooms featured lovely hardwood floors and basic baseboard. However, the homeowners envisioned a more elaborate trim to improve the appearance of their formal entertaining area.

Carpenters worked in the foyer and stairway to install wainscoting with recessed panels. By adding wainscoting to these areas, we took blank, boring walls and improved both the look, as well as the durability, of these high-traffic areas. In addition, we put in crown molding and chair rail. Finally, we removed the existing base board and replaced them with wider planks to match the crown.

New Window and Door Casings


Monk’s carpenters custom built every component of this interior trim project. We measured and cut each individual piece to create this home’s new decorative trim. This even included putting in trim around the heating vents.

For this project the homeowners decided to paint the new trim themselves. Typically customers elect to have us finish carpentry projects with painting. We can do whatever you want, or your budget dictates.

See all the before and after photos of this Wainscoting and Crown Molding project here.


Other Projects by Monk’s

To see how wainscoting and interior trim improved the look of other homes, visit our Wainscoting and Crown Molding Gallery.

If you are considering a new interior trim for your home we would like the opportunity to tell you why we think we are the best carpentry contractor in Chatham, NJ 07928.