Updated: Apr 4, 2019

Marie Flanigan Interiors

Shiplap panels may sound more like a nautical décor feature, but it’s a staple of farmhouse style. Thanks to Joanna Gaines, it’s more refined now. It goes with other styles as well since we also have it in our home too. Historic homes used these hardwood, cedar or pine planks in place of drywall.

Installing shiplap can be a DIY project if you’re comfortable creating grooved, weather-tight overlaps. Poor installation might allow the planks to warp or rot. If you have an older home or out-of-plumb, walls you’ll probably want to hire a shiplap installer. The last thing you want is a funhouse wall with slanting shiplap.

Shiplap costs about $1700 for 200 square feet. Paint the shiplap a soft white to make it the perfect backdrop. Or, you can opt for a modern look and paint it a gray or navy to create an accent wall.

Source: Home Advisor

Laura Flynn, Real Estate Broker

Coldwell Banker

Downers Grove, IL

5114 Main Street

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