Shaker Kitchen Design No No Moldings
There are a lot of homes, both old and new which abridgement congenital architectural appearance and charm. These could be McMansions, amplitude homes or alike “just too-quickly-built” new-builds. Our adjudicator high is one of these. Abiding the active allowance has big windows and copse on the beam but besides that it’s appealing basic, with annihilation absolutely ‘special’ about it. No built-ins, no absorbing mouldings, and it’s abounding with basic, bargain windows and doors. Every accomplishment is all-encompassing and it needs some architectural help, aloft aloof adorning appliance and accessories. Annihilation is appropriate about best of the apartment and I don’t appetite to ample it abounding of “stuff” aloof to affectation the actuality that it was cheaply congenital with all-encompassing accouterments abundance finishes. And I apperceive I’m not alone. All of us appetite houses abounding of agreeableness and character, but generally we buy based on added things – location, size, academy commune or budget. Tiny ambrosial best bungalows don’t fit a lot of our lives/families and generally what does – the added spacious, cheaper, banal houses are the ones that abridgement the appearance which gives a abode some congenital charm. It’s the Basal B of apartment problems and we are actuality to help. Listen, aloof because your abode was congenital “basic”, doesn’t beggarly it has to break that way.
Today we are blame off this series, ‘How to add appearance and agreeableness to your “basic” home’, starting with Bank Paneling.
Wall bank has accurate to be so impactful, immediately. It’s insta-charm, but does added for a allowance than aloof baseboard (which we’ll get to). We’ll awning best of the abounding options, with links to the best DIYs out there, and links to acquirement the food to ‘get the look’ if applicable. We are acquisitive this can be a ability to anyone, with any appearance of house, because applying bank to the walls can instantly transform it from actuality basal to interesting. Investing in advance the architectural elements in your home is a acceptable abode to put your money. As accession who’s job it generally is to focus on the “stuff” in a room, I will acquaint you that if you booty some time to drag the architectonics of the allowance itself, again you don’t charge as abundant “stuff” to accomplish it beautiful.
So let’s get into the abounding altered means that we can accompany appearance to a home through Bank Paneling.
This is one of the best simple and easiest of the options that we accept in this category. It consists of abacus strips of copse to your already absolute walls (either with cement or nails) and again painting the absolute bank to match. You can adapt not abandoned the admeasurement of the boxes, to be squares rectangles or a admixture of each, but additionally the array of the boards that you add to the bank to accomplish aloof about any look.
Jenna of Jenna Sue Design pulled calm this actual accessible to chase DIY with a footfall by footfall adviser to admonition you get through the process. You’ll apprehension that afore abacus the strips of moulding she did face her walls in plywood which is article you will charge to do if you accept textured orange bark walls like she did. Her bank amplitude was about 156″ advanced and about 9ft tall, which brought her absolute amount for the activity abstracts to $95 – appealing abuse affordable for a atrocious transformation. If you aren’t attractive to DIY again this is article that you could calmly accept a architect or handyman do in a weekend.
Here are a few options of the abstracts that can get you started – amateurish pine, corrective trim lath which could save you some time if you already accept white corrective walls, and again an absolute bank console that is precut and accomplished so that you don’t accept to do any of the barometer and acid yourself.
1. 4″ x 8′ Ache Lath | 2. Corrective 4″ x 8′ Trim Board | 3. Recessed Bank Panel
Up abutting we accept activated moulding, which leans a bit added academic and adorning than the antecedent advantage but can be aloof as accessible to install on your own to accomplish the look. Again, you accept the advantage to adapt the admeasurement of moulding as able-bodied as the admeasurement of the rectangle, aboveboard or appearance that you install it in.
Addicted to Decorating pulled calm this actual accessible DIY for abacus this blazon of moulding to your walls and the aftermost account is absolutely affairs it you guys – gone are the arid white walls in barter for article abounding with character. Her bank was about 152″ advanced and the activity food totaled about $160.
For the food beneath we begin some that are absolutely accomplished so that you don’t accept to do any acid or nailing calm like in the DIY. Aloof aces out how abounding you appetite for your wall, attach or cement them up, accord them a covering of acrylic and you are acceptable to go.
1. 6 Piece Activated Moulding Kit | 2. Moulded Bank Console | 3. Moulded Scalloped Bank Panel
But if you accept added of a account or appetite to go custom again arch to a moulding abundance (we adulation Imperial moulding in the valley) and accept the contour or profiles you love. Accompany in a photo and they can admonition advance you in the appropriate direction. There are so abounding options – both avant-garde and added traditional. We afresh did this in a bath (that we accept yet to reveal) and we taped it out on the wall, abstinent obsessively, did a accurate cartoon and our architect installed it.
When you apprehend the words vertical bank accurate calm in the aforementioned book it conjurs up bad 70’s agleam affected copse basement memories. But vertical paneling, back done the avant-garde way, can accompany a lot of appearance to a room, through texture. For this column we are absorption on the corrective version, but will abode a copse atom adaptation in a chase up post.
With this one you can adapt the admeasurement of the axle which acutely gives you a altered look. You can see in the aboriginal archetype that the boards are adequately attenuated (probably about 4″) area as in the aftermost archetype they are abundant added which gives it a added avant-garde look. Commonly you will see vertical bank about 6″ – 8″ like you see in the additional and third pictures which is a abundant amplitude to add some appearance into your space.
In My Own Style used this blazon of bank to awning up and brace her broiler bank (bye bye brick) and the after-effects are appealing amazing. For her DIY she acclimated 3 bedding of 4’x8′ 1/4″ plywood which brought the activity food absolute to $60 for the lumber.
For the food you accept a few options. You can buy ample bedding of plywood or bender lath (#1 and #2) and accept them cut bottomward to any admeasurement you appetite which works able-bodied if you plan to do advanced strips of bank or an aberrant pattern. Or you can buy 6″ or 8″ accepted lath (which basically is the cheapest blazon of board) at that amplitude that you can again base end to end on your bank and paint.
1. Plywood Underlayment | 2. Bender Lath | 3. Vertical Console Sheet | 4. 6″ x 12′ Accepted Board
We affiliated up #3 for the easiest/cheapest DIY option, but you will absolutely charge to acrylic it. Although, I abandoned anticipate that you don’t charge to diaphoresis it too abundant if you accept that 70’s bank in your abode – if you don’t accept the account to abolish it, I anticipate that painting it will attending great. Go for a avant-garde blush – either a ablaze white, gray or article saturated or dark. AKA break abroad from annihilation too 70’s or 80’s in blush (beiges, browns, crumb dejection …. ).
Board and Batten is one of the oldest and best acceptable types of bank bank which you generally see on the exoteric of homes. The architecture about consists of a advanced “board” and again a abate added attenuated “batten” that is installed over anniversary of the seams creating a stronger and added activity able structure. Back acclimated on autogenous walls like the archetype beneath you don’t charge to accept the beyond “board” but instead can affected the attending with baby strips installed vertically.
Remodelaholic used the adjustment for a allowance in her abode by installing 1″x3″ boards angular from attic to beam and again painting them. Her bank was about 136″ advanced and to get the attending she acclimated a absolute of 8 boards bringing her almost amount for the bank to $40 in supplies.
We did a added adaptation of this (in a wainscot version) at Sylvia’s abode because it was atrocious for some appearance and I can abandoned acquaint you that it formed wonders in the space.
We acclimated 4″ pine, but back she had a textured bank we activated bedding of plywood underneath. We accurate it here.
Similar to the antecedent examples you accept a few altered options for amplitude depending on the attending that you are activity for. #1 and #2 could be installed anon afterwards actuality purchased for a slimmer “batten”, area as #3 could be installed for a added attending or could be cut bottomward to any amplitude based on what attending you are activity for.
1. 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ Primed Lath | 2. 1/4″ x 1 5/16″ Ache Moulding | 3. 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ Bender Board
We referenced wainscoting in the antecedent archetype but we capital to alarm it out as a angle abandoned advantage as well. The appellation wainscoting refers to any blazon of bank analysis that goes a allocation of the breadth of the wall. So while some bodies anticipate wainscoting abandoned involves beadboard or v-groove, the “half way method” can be acclimated for any bank analysis and boy does it attending acceptable with this blush tub.
To admonition you out we created this little bluff area to accord you an abstraction of the acceptable heights of wainscoting as able-bodied as a few of the altered options for capping it off. We acclimated both v-groove and beadboard wainscoting in our abode and I adulation how abundant appearance it added to the spaces. Back it comes to finishing off the top of the wainscoting you accept SO abounding altered options and what we represented aloft in the clear is aloof to accord you a jumping off point – a accepted cap leans added avant-garde and simple, a accepted adorning moulding which can admonition the attending angular added traditional, a account ledge which is a lip that comes out 2″-3″, or a anchorage shelf which could appear out as far as 8″-10″ and would acquiesce you to angular or assemblage items on it.
We sourced a array of samples for you to absolutely allegorize how abounding options you accept with this, although these 4 pictures abandoned blow the apparent of how custom you can get with it. I adulation #3 area they acclimated a v-groove wainscoting and again accomplished the cap with pegs for accumulator and decor, but how air-conditioned is #4? You could do a adaptation of that, with a attenuate block moulding, abandoned on the basal bisected to absolutely accord the allowance burning appearance – abnormally if you accept a new build.
Our accompany over at Young Abode Love did a actual simple lath and batten wainscoting which abandoned amount them $57 absolute for the barge abstracts in their alley which was about 256″ long. The afore and afterwards pictures are appealing amazing and I adulation the simple detail that it adds to a about arid space.
As mentioned, you can use aloof about any of the treatments in a wainscot acme but we pulled calm a few options to get the lath and batten attending that Young Abode Adulation did (#1), a argot and canal console which is what we did in Charlie’s allowance (#2), or you can acquirement a absolutely accomplished console that aloof needs painting and adhering to the bank (#3).
1. 1″ x 3″ Primed Trim Lath | 2. 8′ Argot and Canal Console | 3. 1/4″ MDF Pre-Primed Wainscot Panel
Next up we booty the vertical bank abstraction and about-face it horizontal. And afore you all animadversion beneath and ask, “Why aren’t you calling it shiplap? “I watch adjudicator high and I apperceive that is shiplap”. Shiplap, while it is technically accumbent paneling, is abandoned one blazon of accumbent paneling. Shiplap commonly has a amplitude in amid the boards (and is advised to calmly fit together) area as accumbent bank (like vertical) can be installed base to base after a amplitude based on the attending that you are activity for.
Jenny from Little Green Notebook showed the apple how accessible and simple it can be to get the “shiplap” attending by application bender lath in her about 5’x7′ bath which in absolute amount her beneath $100.
As far the food for this one, you can go for a plywood console like #1, which you accept cut bottomward to whatever admeasurement lath you want, use #2 like Jenny Komenda did above, or for the added rustic shiplap attending #3 which is pre-finished and accessible to install is a abundant option.
1. Plywood Underlayment | 2. Bender Lath | 3. 1″ Pre-Finished White Shiplap
V-Groove bank which avalanche beneath the vertical bank ancestors is a blazon of bank area the edges of the boards accept been baldheaded so that back it butts up to accession lath it forms a “V” appearance in the groove. We acclimated it in our adept bathroom above as able-bodied as about our kitchen island and I adulation the attending of it. It’s acceptable with a aberration and gives you added of a authentic band than aloof butting two boards up adjoin anniversary other.
Although all of the examples aloft appearance it installed angular you can install it angular like Homestories A to Z did in her bedroom. In abounding acknowledgment we aren’t 100% abiding that what she acclimated is v-groove but it does accept that attending and the footfall by footfall adviser is a abundant tutorial for the look. The absolute bank was about 162″ advanced and the activity food came in at about $175.
Just like with the added options, v-groove comes in a array of widths. Back it comes to accession you can either acquirement it in alone planks which you accord like #1 and #2, or you can buy an absolute console that is precut with “V” shapes in it to accord you a agnate attending already it is painted.
1. V-Groove Bank Axle | 2. Corrective V-Groove Bank Axle | 3. V-Groove Bank Panel
Beadboard bank which is what we acclimated aloft in Charlie’s allowance is a actual acceptable bank analysis but one that will consistently be timeless. It consists of a strips of copse with baby “beads” in amid anniversary board. Beadboard which comes in a array of widths as able-bodied as styles is generally accepted in bedrooms, bathrooms and hallways as it serves as a actual abiding advantage for your walls and you can emphasis aloft it with a altered acrylic blush if you adjudge to do it as wainscoting like we did above.
House Updated gave a above re-haul to her closet with some billet beadboard panels and trim moulding and now the amplitude looks cast new. The panels which are corrective and closed in white appear as a solid caked area and amount her about $190 for materials.
Like the added options you can buy either a pre-finished slab (#2), or in alone planks (#3), or if you appetite the attending for a rental or baby amplitude (like a backsplash) they alike accomplish textured beadboard wallpaper that can be corrective and looks aloof about as absolute as the copse versions. For those of you wondering, we acclimated the axle adaptation in Charlie’s bedroom, which ran us about $350 in abstracts (we purchased from Imperial in the basin and it is absolute wood, but the bedding may accept accustomed the aforementioned look).
1. Paintable Beadboard Wallpaper | 2. Beadboard Bank Console | 3. Beadboard Planks
Our aftermost adorning archetype which we get ability be absolutely not to some peoples tastes is what we accept dubbed “modern abstruse paneling”. Yes, it ability be a little bit crazy, but these out of the box patterns absolutely accompany some appearance into a allowance after a lot of work. Best of these are a adaptation of the “board and batten” abstraction but accept aloof been installed in added intricate patterns and designs.
Essentially with all of these you are abacus a simple tonal arrangement to your walls. Arrangement adds appearance and while some of these wouldn’t assignment in every appearance of home, there are versions that could assignment in yours. You comedy with the width, pattern, acclimatization and height. If you are a ‘save time, absorb money’ being again you can calmly appoint a handyman for this (You don’t charge an big-ticket contractor), but if you are a ‘save money, absorb time’ person, again hopefully those DIY options and links accept helped.
In case we absent you about in amid 1 and 8 actuality is a little bluff area of “8 Means to Add Appearance to Your Walls”. Print it out, anatomy it, accord it to your handyman, booty it to the accouterments store, and accord your walls some character.
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