Georgian/American Colonial Style, 1753
Photos courtesy of Greg Roth.
Rather than me blathering on about the beautiful wall panels, pilasters with ionic capitals, pediments over the doors and Windsor chairs (I really love Windsor chairs!) in the Assembly Room, I thought I’d share an interesting tidbit I learned while reading up on the construction of Independence Hall.
This tidbit perfectly reflects one of my Eight Design & Installation Principals.
Principal #4: One Room at a Time
It seems our for-fathers were budget-minded folks. Rather than build this important civic building on credit, they “paid for construction as funds were available.”
The hall was “finished piecemeal.”
Apply this thinking to the moldings you want installed in your home — whether you do it yourself or hire a finish carpenter — and you turn one large project into multiple smaller ones.
Start and finish one room at a time and you secure some of these benefits:
- Pay as you go — forget the loans and credit cards.
- Learn as you go — what seems daunting at first becomes second nature with each installation.
- Your tastes may change as you do each room, becoming bolder and more satisfied with each finished project.
- You get a break from the dust and noise between projects!