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carpentry by design

structural remodeling, kitchen upgrades, wall accents, custom doors, detailed woodwork, cabinetry of all kinds
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
top to bottom kitchen remodel, (leveled floor) tile floor, walls removed, beveled glass entrance door floating bar area
basement fit up, flooring stairs detail to columns bench with full draws steel stair railing, 8x8 column
basement stairs and built in cubbies opened stairway
doors fold open for a desk, similar to opposite side for components & tv Built in desk area
multi level  deck railing, steps multi level decks with deck pattern inlays
fireplace mantle mantles built to your preference
white bookcase with drawers addition to your Library
redesigned , walls removed, slider, new cabs, appliances. sanded wood flooring crown work updated total home remodel
oak floors refinished, new railings handrails kitchen new tile floor , entire home repainted all new solid 4 panel door with hardware. Bathrooms, basement, carpet, etc.
recreation area - all wood, above garage recreation area - all wood
new island & top, wall units new island
all new mahogany deck, front steps w/rail, skirting
applied design for new babies room
accent wall & new composite flooring
built in bed with full depth draws, magnetic end panels for storage, curtain for closure
wall panels, crown ceiling
washer dryer & tile floor
laundry room built cabinets, wainscot ceiling daylight window, bench, counter with hanging rod
full wall unit 18" @ shelving w/cabinet storage underneath  -  24" @ doors tv & components
tool box


carpentry by design has been a premier contractor for home remodeling in Saratoga County, NY since the '70s. Specializing in detail woodwork and remodels, I tailor designs to fit your family's needs. I'm always open to innovation and love challenges

my work has been ....carpentry by design

There is always a solution. My goal has always been to be creative, calling it carpentry by design, which it is. Working with you to find the solution and exploring your options is the heart of the matter..      

From redesigning or expanding rooms to finishing walls with panels or detailed accents, installing coffered beams, or building and installing custom cabinetry, I'm committed to creating spaces to meet your special needs.

Whether it's transforming your basement into a refined living area or undertaking various custom woodworking projects tailored to your specific requirements, I ensure attention to detail and craftsmanship.

I also specialize in installing & building interior and exterior doors, including those for decks or patio areas, whether in a Pergola-style or Timber Framed design. Additionally, I incorporate simple yet unique joinery techniques inspired by Japanese carpentry.

Finally, I am adept at working with both store-bought and custom-made moldings, railings, stairs, and personal closets tailored to your needs.

Saratoga County Service Area

Looking for an experienced carpenter or home remodeling contractor near you? Some of the cities, towns, and areas in Saratoga County that I serve include:

  • Ballston Spa / Malta
  • Saratoga Springs
  • Saratoga Lake
  • Stillwater
  • Clifton Park / Rexford
  • Jonesville
  • Ballston Lake
  • Burnt Hills
  • Greenfield Center / Porter Corners
  • Middle Grove
  • Wilton / Gansevoort
  • Round Lake

I'd love to learn more about your project ideas and work with you!

To get started, contact me, John Metz, at 518-416-5618, or send me a contact message with your information.

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6 reviews from our community

John completely rebuilt the front porch on our 1890's Victorian and now it will be good for another 100 years. His experience shines through in his work and is meticulous about the details. He does a great job keeping records off all the expenses for both materials and his time so we knew what we were getting.

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responded on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 12:39 PM
Kristi..Andrew..thank you so much for your kind words ...I so much appreciate our relationship. Assisting you guys with your project and finding the specifics you were looking for, became a comfortable collaboration, which has made this project so rewarding ......for us both.....Thank You

John was incredible to work with! He saved my basement project after my prior contractor quit mid job. John has so much talent in carpentry and design and was able to help my Wife and I design our basement. I would highly recommend John for any project, he is always punctual and highly organized .

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responded on Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 1:06 PM
Vadim & was a absolute pleasure working with the both of you to help get your project back on track and completed. I want to thank you for taking the time to leave your review. Your words are greatly appreciated,Thank you guys. .

I had a number of different projects done in my home and was never disappointed.
John is a quality craftsman.

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responded on Monday, April 03, 2023 at 2:05 PM
Thank you so much Patricia for the positive review, it is so appreciated. It was my pleasure making the rooms in your home work for you.

Professional and a True Craftsman! I worked with John on a remodeling project in my historic home. It was important to me that details like the trim in the remodeled area matched the original which is not standard stock. John’s custom work on these details was beautiful and high quality. Couldn’t have been more pleased. John is friendly, efficient and stays on schedule. I will work with John on future projects and confidently recommend his services.

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responded on Thursday, March 09, 2023 at 1:57 PM
Thank you Krystle..for your appreciation and kind words, helping you remodel and restore the woodwork details to your home, was my pleasure. Our team work paid off, if I'm needed again, I'm here for you.

John Metz does excellent work. He creates a unique look to your home and pays attention to detail. It wont look like a cookie cutter home.

carpentry by design
responded on Tuesday, March 07, 2023 at 3:51 PM
Cindy Lee...Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review of my work – it’s much appreciated. Working with yourself and Wayne made it a fun experience.

John did several projects for us and they have truly enhanced the look and feeling of our home. His attention to detail and expert craftsmanship is outstanding. He is knowledgeable, dependable, and skilled. We highly recommend him.

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responded on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 10:02 AM
Margie thank so much for the positive rating. I do so appreciate the compliments, If there’s anything I can do for yourself and Joe in the future do not hesitate to contact me, you guys made it a pleasure.

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