When it comes to finishing the walls in your new or to-be remodeled home, the options are abundant. Our team is here to help guide you toward the treatments that will help you express your style and individuality.
Your house is a home, of course, but what does it really say about you? In addition to the furniture and décor you bring in to customize your environment, the way you finish your home’s interior walls is one of the most effective ways to express yourself. Whether paint or wallpaper is more your style, whether you add a feature wall of vintage barn wood planks or cool, modern wall panels, our team of professionals with decades of experience can help you find your style and create a personal oasis you’re happy to live in and proud to share.
If you want to warm up or cool down your space’s mood or mimic a classic interior style like that of Mexican or Southwestern adobe architecture or a Tuscan villa, decorative plaster is the way to go.
Applying a decorative plaster finish is similar to adding a veneer—it’s a light coat of material similar to stucco. An intriguing option, a variety of textures may be achieved depending on the brushstroke and pressure used.
While plastering isn’t an especially difficult or skilled application, it is time-consuming and monotonous.
To ensure a desired effect or color, pigment, mineral particles, or silicates can be added to the plaster.
While decorative stone is available at several price points, all can be considered expensive. A high-end, status finish gaining in residential popularity, interior decorative stonework—whether in a kitchen, family room, bedroom, or bathroom—is a job better left to the professionals.
Paint on Wallboard
Painted walls—paint on wallboard—is the No. 1 option for most American families. Not only does paint offer nearly infinite color options, specialty methods, tools, and add-ins can make something truly special of your home’s interior. Paint is relatively inexpensive, and the process is simple.
For painted walls to deliver the look you desire, they must be in pristine condition; paint tends to highlight flaws and defects.
Wood is an old-school interior finish that is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. From the paneling of the 1960s and ’70s to lodge-style interiors, we’ve seen it all and been through it all.
Today’s wood interiors tend to feature reclaimed wood—especially barn wood and scrap wood. Wood seems to be gracing accent walls and partial spaces (similar in style to wainscoting, for example) rather than full rooms. Wood features can add both a rustic feel and a touch of elegance when done properly.
Wood walls are an affordable décor option. They should be sealed, however, once they are applied to the wall. Once sealed, they are, for all intents and purposes, maintenance-free.
Tiling walls or portions of walls can be expensive, and installation is a complex process. That said, tile is an excellent option for finishing walls in kitchens and bathrooms specifically. Tile is resistant to moisture, heating and cooling cycles, and myriad other potentially harmful issues. With the vast selection of tile types, styles, patterns, and colors available, there is something for every taste and home, and tile is a material worth the investment.
Wainscoting has been around for centuries. It came to be a way to insulate walls, act as a decorative accent, and prevent or hide damage to walls. Usually made of wood, wainscoting is popular in more traditional and formal homes and is frequently used in relatively high traffic areas. Usually installed from the floor or baseboard up, it typically extends three to four feet up the wall and may be bordered or edged with a chair or picture rail.
There are several styles of wainscoting, including beadboard, board and batten, flat panel, and raised panel. Wainscoting is a durable and affordable interior option
Wall panels got their start in the commercial and hospitality markets but are popping up more often on the residential scene. Wall panels are, essentially, three-dimensional decorative panels made from a wide variety of materials and available in a wide variety of styles. Many are peel and stick products, while others are applied like tile. They may be purchased ready to install, or they may be painted to suit individual tastes.
Ideal for accent walls in living, family, and dining rooms, it’s not unusual for wall panels to require a bit more cleaning and maintenance than other finishes.
Wallpaper can be a controversial topic. Most people either love it or hate it. But if you think you hate wallpaper, then you probably haven’t seen the new styles, designs, and materials that have entered the market over the last handful of years. Easy to clean vinyl wallpaper is perfect for a decorative touch in the kitchen, and a heavier, waterproof wallpaper can add visual interest to a bathroom. Also available are naturally textured wallpapers, textile and photo wallpapers, and three-dimensional wallpapers. One of the newer options is a peel and stick movable and repositionable product—no long-term commitments necessary.
You’ll find wallpaper everywhere, from the big box stores to Etsy. Like paint, when it comes to wallpaper, there is something for everyone, and all at a variety of price points.
Perhaps you have an idea of the wall treatments you’d like in your new home or as a part of your renovation or remodel. Maybe you’re even considering a hybrid of multiple types of wall finishes. Whatever your thoughts, with many years of experience in home building and remodeling, our team of trusted professionals can help. We are in the know about the hottest trends and the most classic options. And we would love to discuss what we know with you.
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