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Is shiplap in or out this year?
Some caution that the white-hot farmhouse craze, with its heavy reliance on shiplap, may be cooling off as homeowners look for fresher fads to latch onto. Others contend that farmhouse design isn’t going away — it’s just getting a little more refined.
Keep reading for some of the advantages of shiplap, as well as ideas for incorporating it into your next new build or remodel.
Regardless of the trends, shiplap paneling remains a versatile material that has many benefits for homeowners. Its uses and benefits go beyond the well-planned accent wall and into other rooms in the home and to the home exterior.
Hidden grooves form a secure, even fit between the boards, with just enough flexibility for the wood to safely expand and contract over time long after installing. Other factors continue to influence client interest in shiplap:
Shiplap looks fabulous in almost any room, from the foyer to the bedroom, living room and beyond. It adds visual interest to a number of architectural elements, such as:
As noted above, shiplap comes in a plethora of colors. Although white is considered traditional, gray and dark blue have grown in popularity. Quality staining shows off the outdoorsy feel of the wood.
And those wanting to make a bold artistic statement might even paint the boards black or in alternating colors to create stripes!
Raw materials like wood are big in today’s kitchens. Shiplap boards make the room look more spacious and provide a welcoming environment for cooking and entertaining. Consider using shiplap for:
With its charming cottage feel, shiplap lends a relaxed atmosphere to master suites, guest rooms and full and half bathrooms. The versatility of shiplap:
Shiplap siding gives the home a rustic, naturalistic appearance from the outside.
If shiplap is on the wish list for your next project, contact Mid-City Lumber. We have the design expertise and quality materials to bring your client’s vision to life.