Wainscoting is a great way to decorate your home without spending a lot of money. Some people prefer using the same kind of wainscoting for all the rooms in their home. Most people, however, prefer using different types of wainscoting for different rooms.
To install the wainscoting, you can get a good carpenter. However, if you want to keep the cost down, you can do it yourself too. The installation process is not as hard as most people think. It can be done with simple tools like stud finder, compressor nail gun, miter saw, measuring tape, and chalk line. The important thing you need to keep in mind is that there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to wainscoting. It is your home and you can decorate it whichever way you want.
Wainscoting is most commonly is made of different types of wood, but one might also find it made from as wide a variety of materials such as bead board, stone, marble, plaster, molded tin and even as simple as wall paper or just plain paint.
One stylish type of wainscoting is raised panel wainscoting. Within every section of raised panel wainscoting there will be a design of some type comprised of wood and set in decorative patterns and adhered to a flat expanse of wood. That being said it would be easy and affordable to create your own raised panel wainscoting out of materials consisting of simple paneling and some decorative trim.
This decorative trim could be door casing or baseboard or even chair rail and simply making geometrical patterns arranged in a decorative manner. These patterns could be as simple as just squares.
Although today the most common styles of wood wainscoting consist of simple wood strips aligned in rows.
Many people these days even decorate their bathroom walls with wainscoting. It is an inexpensive way to make their bathrooms different, unique and look good without having to spend a lot of money. It is very important that bathroom wainscoting is of good quality wood panels so it is resistant to warping if you are going with the wood look.
Oak wood panels, for example, is a good choice since it does not harbor bacteria or mildew and will look good for a long time. Less expensive types of wood panels can be used also but it is highly recommended that these types of wood wainscoting is painted and sealed for a lasting protection.
Wainscoting can really add depth and décor to your home so keep these easy tips in mind for different types and styles of wainscoting to give your home a new look and feel for a very affordable price.