Wood Paneling: Improving Homes With Beauty And Atmosphere
An overwhelming majority of home improvement projects tend to focus on improvements that are immediately and easily recognized by visitors, homeowners, and potential buyers. Heavy focus on improving the aesthetics of the home for any reason tend to cause homeowners to overlook some of the smaller things that can be improved upon within their home.
One such thing that often goes overlooked is wood paneling. Wood paneling can enhance the beauty of just about any home or room and in most cases is a relatively affordable project when compared to some of the larger home improvement projects out there. Furthermore many homeowners often think of what paneling as just another average quality building material. What many homeowners fail to realize is that high-end wood paneling is both affordable and there are a number of options available to them, all of which can spruce up a room and give it some much-needed atmosphere. Homeowners can choose from beautifully crafted accented wood to knotty pine wood paneling and even wood panels that feature grooves. Regardless of the type a homeowner selects for their home however they're going to end up with extraordinary results.
Homeowners who selects raised wood panels for their project usually do so in order to either create a new or convert an existing room into a den or study. Raised wood panels became popular in the late 1700's and to this day still bring a touch of class to any room in which they are installed. Raised wood panels often feature high-quality workmanship, unique designs, and are usually installed on the bottom third of a wall. Moreover raise wood panels are available in many different types of wood.
Paneling made of knotty pine resembles wood found in log cabins and homes that feature a Western motif. It features plenty of knots and strong grain which gives any home with these types of wood panels in them an old world and/or outback type of atmosphere. Any homeowner with a taste for the mountains, woods, or camping will benefit most from selecting knotty pine wood panels.
Homeowners who want extremely resilient wood panels for their home can selects Cypress panels. Cyprus is extremely resistant to rot, decomposition, as well as insects/bugs. Cypress wood is also extremely beautiful and when added to a room it will provide it with plenty of warmth. While the cost of cypress wood paneling is a little more expensive than most of the other types available, homeowners will get peace of mind knowing that they have one of the most durable types of wood in their home making their money well spent.
No matter what type of wood a homeowner selects for the new wood panels and no matter which rooms within their homes they want to upgrade with paneling it is advisable to contact a professional contractor before making any decisions regarding a purchase or installation. A professional contractor, be it an interior designer or general contractor, will be able to provide a homeowner with insight into the project and help them make the right purchases and even offer tips with installation. Of course hiring a contractor outright to handle the entire project is always an option for homeowners as well.