Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.
Once upon a time, wainscoting was a heavy affair consisting of oak paneling installed in the bathroom. Beaded board eventually replaced at least some of these installations. Beaded board, or beadboard paneling, consists of pre-fabricated strips with regular bumps along the edges. Painted white or another light color, beaded board adds an airy ambience to any bathroom remodeling project.
Increase Visual Space
Light hues automatically give any space a wider feel because they refract light. To really increase the visual space in a compact bathroom, one option is installing narrow strips of beaded board. Installed vertically, the narrow panels draw the eye up, thus making the bathroom feel taller.
Add Vintage Appeal
Wainscoting used to be installed to conceal moisture accumulation from primitive plumbing. Obviously this is no longer the case, but beaded board paneling still adds a vintage vibe. The wainscoting typically reaches from the floor to halfway or a third of the way up the wall. Once you have this vintage element installed in your bathroom, add similarly-themed décor with gilt mirrors, framed prints and weathered furniture.
Promote Coastal Chic
Beaded board is not for vintage bathrooms alone. Utilizing white beadboard paneling in the bathroom is an attractive way to add the white foundation in a coastal design. For this look, choose a sea-worthy color such as turquoise or sea foam green for the wall above the wainscoting. Add aquatic décor such as shells or seahorses for a seemingly effortless coastal chic bathroom.
Channel a Cottage
Beaded board is traditional in cottage design. One clever way Better Homes and Gardens suggests for channeling a cottage ambience is constructing vanities out of beaded board. Natural wood or warm-colored granite complements the cool white of the beaded board. Pair the vanities with painted walls to further set off their unique nature.
Integrate a Soaking Tub
Another novel option for using beaded board is as a tub surround. Soaking tubs are making a big comeback in modern bathroom design, yet not every layout promotes a tub in the center of the room. Use the beaded board as a surround for the tub to integrate it into the rest of the décor. Either use the beadboard to match your wainscoting, or paint the surround to match the molding in the bathroom.
Build Extra Storage
While you're getting creative with the beadboard anyway, consider using it for something every bathroom needs – more storage. Similar to the beaded board vanities, storage made of this material adds vintage or cottage appeal. The regular pattern of the "beads" draw the eye, making your new shelving a design addition to the bathroom as well as a functional one.
Beaded board is such an attractive and versatile material that it complements several styles of bathroom décor.Share
30 July 2015