Wood paneling tends to carry with it a negative connotation of an ugly style left-over from the sixties and seventies. Although that unfortunate product still poses some problems for renovators, there are actually several forms of wood paneling and beautiful ways to incorporate it into your home in a modern and classy manner.
Wood Paneled Tray Ceiling
One such application is through the use of wood paneling on the ceiling. An excellent example of this would be a tray ceiling. In the center of the raised portion, picture elegantly designed panels with accompanying moldings running in a grid-like pattern throughout the ceiling. Finishing the edges is a sturdy crown molding. The panels are painted a creamy white, contrasting the cappuccino wall color. Sound intriguing?
Wood paneling offers many different style options within itself that present completely different looks. You can do decorative raised tiles as described above, or something more traditional like beadboard. Another look altogether is the rustic and natural look of tongue and groove panels.
Wood paneling can consist of different materials as well. You can choose between various solid woods such as pine, mahogany, cherry, birch and poplar; or you can opt for a more affordable option of wood veneer. Both of these look beautiful stained, sealed, or painted.Medium density fiberboard and high density fiberboard are two other wood options. These boards are composites made out of wood waste products. Although less expensive than solid wood, they still present a clean and quality appearance.
If you are looking for an elegant way to dress-up your ceiling, wood paneling presents many eye-catching options. It can also be a great way to hide a damaged ceiling or outdated popcorn finish. Request free estimates from a prescreened remodeling contractor in your area to make your ceiling worth looking at.
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