Decorative Raised Panel Wainscoting
Wainscoting has been around for centuries and can transform a room from ordinary to luxurious. There are various kinds of wainscoting. One of common kind of wainscoting is raised panel wainscoting. Raised panel wainscoting is a panel style of decorative wall adornment that is installed on the lower portion of walls and sometimes stairwells. This type of wainscoting can add architectural style to otherwise simple walls. Wainscoting gives an otherwise typical wall a touch of interest and elegance. Many homes, especially newer ones, are built without a lot of character in the way of moldings and adornments, and wainscoting is one way to solve this problem. Each section of raised panel wainscoting includes some type of design made of strips of wood, set in decorative patterns, and attached to a flat expanse of wood that covers the majority of the wall.
Many types of raised panel wainscoting are simple, with strips of vertical wood set in rows, while others include strips of wood that form decorative patterns such as large squares, and even more complex designs such as carved molding. Raised panel wainscoting is traditionally seen along stairways and in formal rooms such as dining and living rooms. However, with the present-day ease of installation, this type of wall panel can be used in more informal spaces as well. Greater numbers of homeowners are choosing wainscoting as a solution to protect high traffic areas such family rooms, bathrooms, entries, and kitchens.