Ideas for Using Shiplap in Your Home Remodel

It seems that shiplap is on everyone’s remodeling lists these days. It probably has a lot to do with Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. This duo uses shiplap on practically everything! It goes great with the rustic, farmhouse style that everyone is falling in love with. And it’s no surprise why. The farmhouse trend is laidback, relaxed and approachable. Who wouldn’t love a home like this? 

If you’re considering adding shiplap to your home remodel in Los Angeles, here are a few ideas to inspire you! 

In the Foyer 

Putting shiplap in the entryway is a wonderful way to welcome guests into your home. It looks exceptionally beautiful with a wooden staircase, especially if you use shiplap on the walls going up the stairs. This provides a continuation that makes your entryway look larger and more expanded. 

Painted Statement Wall 

Looking to freshen up your bedroom? Why not add a painted statement wall to this personal space. When using shiplap, you can paint the wood planks any color you desire. It will add beautiful texture and color to your wall and bring out the features in your headboard and bedside tables. 

Half Walls in Half Baths 

If you want to do something different with your bathrooms, shiplap is the way to go! Half bathrooms tend to be on the smaller side, so you have to be more creative with your decor. One idea that we’re seeing a lot of is using shiplap to create a half wall. You can then paint the upper half of the wall or add wallpaper to match your home’s style and personality. 

Focal Fireplace 

Love your fireplace but need to do more with it? A shiplap fireplace creates a beautiful focal point on your wall. It draws your eyes to this area and also pulls them upwards, giving your space more height. While you can choose any color that goes with your home, we find that the natural, rustic wood panels are ideal for this purpose. 

Longer Hallways 

Hallways are often long and narrow, but there are ways to add texture and dimension to this space. A shiplap formation in the hall immediately draws your eyes straight to the focal point, which can be a window, door or piece of artwork. If you’re still looking for an idea for the focal point, consider building an alcove or bookcase at the end of the hallway. 

Look Up at the Ceiling 

Paneling your ceiling is a wonderful way to tie your living space together. In fact, depending on how you position the planks, you can make your space look longer or wider. To give the illusion that your room is bigger than it is, hang a mirror above your mantle or wall. Or, consider built-in bookshelves that give you storage and decorative space. 

Laundry Room

You probably spend a lot of time in your laundry room, so why not make it beautiful and stylish? Pick wide planks to give this space a rustic, down-to-earth feel. A bright white finish is beautiful for a laundry room, as it signifies freshness and cleanliness. Dark floor tiles will offset these bright walls for a complete look that will make doing laundry not so bad!

Shiplap is versatile, cozy and welcoming. If you’re looking to add a pop to your home remodeling project, consider adding this rustic touch. Kavin Construction is a home renovation company in Los Angeles that can help turn your vision into a reality. Contact us today to get a free estimate for your project.