While brackets and corbels aren't as common on houses built after the 1940s, they can be a great way to add visual interest to your home. A bracket is an architectural feature that projects at an angle from a wall to support what rests above it. It can also be decorative. A corbel is a type of bracket that tends to be pretty wide. Both resemble an upside-down letter "L" or a triangle. Adding them to your home can add a touch of history or introduce modern sophistication.
Brackets and corbels have been key functional elements in architectural design for hundreds of years. A bracket is defined as "an overhanging member that projects from a structure (such as a wall) and is usually designed to support a vertical load or to strengthen an angle," whereas a corbel is "an architectural member that projects from within a wall and supports a weight, especially: one that is stepped upward and outward from a vertical surface."
Corbels are decorative wall bracket types designed to give support to heavy weights. They serve an artistic and functional purpose, and are used in place of shelf brackets when the load to be supported is great. These are distinctive elements that come in varying shapes, designs, and sizes.
It's always the little touches in a home design that really captures your attention and focus - like icing on a cake. Using decorative brackets and corbels that align with, and complement the style of your home adds to the aesthetic and actual value. Nearly every style of home can benefit from using decorative brackets and Worthington Millwork has an extensive selection of brackets and corbels that fit with most any home.
The way your house looks from the front is the face of your home. Your curb appeal does a lot to define your home's market value and how good it feels to come home. One of the greatest aspects of your home's front design is the windows. Your front-facing windows influence the style and beauty of your home from the street. Front windows can quietly accent a home or provide a splash of personality. They can make a home look formal or charming, inviting or ominous. It all depends on the way you design your window dressing.
Worthington Millwork's American-made architectural products are a testimony to the high-end quality architectural products we offer, including corbels to decorate every corner of your home. You will not only restyle the look of the interior or exterior, but also the curb appeal, and interior WOW! factor, both of which can increase the value of your home when it comes time to sell.
You know how to build a beautiful, secure entrance system, but will your customers be happy with the result? Often a customer has a specific vision in mind—it's up to you to determine if that vision is doable, consider whether it's a good choice based on the customer's needs and budget, communicate clearly why or why not, and get them excited about an alternative if it comes to that. Here are a few tips for keeping the customer's wishes in mind while using your expertise and years of experience to build the best entrance system for your new customers.
From being used in framing windows and doorways to supporting counters and shelves, decorative brackets are the latest obsession among modern homeowners. They can be used for just about anything. Unfortunately, some view brackets as traditional and unattractive.