If you’re renovating and flipping a house, getting your home ready to sell, or restoring a historic building, you’ve probably thought plenty about paint colors and new appliances. But chances are you haven’t paid attention to some of the smaller details – like adding custom vent covers and grilles.
RealEstate.com reports that outdoor replacement projects are the least expensive way to increase curb appeal. The return on investment for replacing siding, doors, windows, and other exterior items can be as high as 72 percent. With that kind of ROI, why wouldn't you replace or add a custom-made vent cover or grille to your home?
Custom metal work adds expression without being overwhelming
Grille work is a decorative art that transforms metal, wood, stone or another material into a screen, divider, barrier, or window. Often grille work is simply a decorative element that enhances the architectural style of a home or building.
Grilles appear in many architectural styles, from Victorian to contemporary. In fact, the owners of the Victorian homes in the San Francisco area used decorative elements and ornaments to express themselves – think of these pieces as early versions of social media feeds. Instead of posting their status online, they built it into their homes. Victorian motifs indicated status, social standing, and even superstitions – that’s why the Victorian metalwork is so ornate.
On the other hand, the metalwork used in modern architecture is sleek and simple. Modern architects try to marry form to function – so that buildings are more efficient. So the metalwork and vent covers of contemporary and modern homes tend to be of the linear bar grille style.
Buyers notice minor details – so pay attention
Every detail counts when you're renovating or restoring your home. Custom metalwork shows attention to detail – and to quality. Just make sure that the metalwork you choose matches your home’s architectural style.
At Coco Architectural, we offer an extensive line of linear bar grilles and perforated decorative grilles to suit any style of home –whether you're an architect, designer, homeowner, or contractor. You'll find options in several types of metal and finishes. Our metal grille manufacturing experts are ready to help you if your grille requires any of the following:
Welded support bars
Installation hardware with a matching finish
We'll take your thought or idea and design a grille that matches the decor of your house. It's what we've been doing for over 100 years!