Panelling 'adds new dimensions' to the kitchen ★★★★★
Panelling, or wainscoting as it is otherwise known, could be a great idea for those fitting a new traditional kitchen.
Speaking to NorthJersey.com, kitchen design experts said panelling creates a sense of warmth and cosiness and adds a homely touch to the room.
Devinn Bua explained that in a large open-plan kitchen with plenty of wall space, panelling can help to bring the space together.
And Dello Buono explained that panelling can be used to create a unique look.
"The possibilities are endless," he insisted. "You can have a square raised panel for a simple look or add beading or design for elegance."
Homeowners needn't feel restricted to using wood panelling either, as there is a range of other options.
A thin brick facing, embossed sheet rock or ceramic panelling could also add design interest to the room.
And there are no restrictions when it comes to colour either.
"You can match the cabinets or accent them or blend with the wall colour," said Stanley Ulatoski.
"You can add crown mouldings at the ceiling to finish the look and add top cabinet mouldings and corner mouldings."
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