We’re All-In on Shiplap
Move aside, Chip and Joanna, because the shiplap trend is here to stay! Made widely popular by HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” (starring Chip and Joanna Gaines), shiplap has grown in popularity over the past several years, and we don’t see it going out of style anytime soon.
Shiplap wasn’t always a conscious design choice. Initially, it was used over a house’s framing to create a smooth backdrop for wallpaper and other wall coverings. This wood paneling was never meant to be exposed, but when “Fixer Upper” started renovating old homes, they made a cost-effective decision to paint these panels rather than cover them with drywall. And a brand-new interior décor trend was born!
Shiplap: Not Just Farmhouse-Chic Anymore
Shiplap has a place throughout a home – from the kitchen to the living room, the bedroom to the pantry, and even the bathroom – there are so many ways shiplap can maximize a home’s character and style. And it’s not limited to farmhouse-style homes anymore; shiplap goes great in modern-contemporary homes and even historic homes. You get to choose the size of the shiplap to match the space and even paint shiplap walls to match a home’s overall color scheme and aesthetic.
Shiplap panels are an inexpensive way to add some texture to an otherwise bare wall, making them great for accent walls in any room. For example, shiplap looks great behind a bathroom vanity, on a wall with a TV or fireplace, in lieu of a backsplash, and anywhere the shiplap inspiration strikes you.
Shiplap can visually expand any wall in a home. Horizontal planks make a small room feel more expansive (and alternately, when installed vertically, can make a room feel taller). Shiplap can even be used on the ceiling to add an exciting dimension to a tall, vaulted ceiling.
Whatever your vision for your home improvement project, shiplap can offer the style and durability that you’re looking for. The durability is why it was used beneath the walls of older homes in the first place, so it’s great for households with rowdy kids or in a basement or game room.
What Kind of Shiplap to Buy?
There are so many kinds of shiplap; the choices can be overwhelming.
The most popular shiplap style is nickel gap shiplap boards (which we offer at Next Day Moulding Doors and Stairs). These planks are called nickel gap because there is spacing built in between each of the shiplap planks, basically meaning you could roll a nickel between the planks for a consistent gap between each board.
Whether you choose to have shiplap installed vertically or horizontally, with nickel gap shiplap, you’ll have consistent and perfectly aligned planks that give your room the style you want.
You can choose the size of the shiplap planks that best fit your project. From 8 feet to 16 feet long, our shiplap planks come in 8-inch or 6-inch width.
The 1×6 shiplap boards are the most common width and great for small to medium-sized rooms like bathrooms, laundry rooms, and mudrooms. We also carry 1×8 shiplap boards, which are great for larger rooms or areas like hallways or ceilings.
We are proudly offer custom shiplap in any size or wood species. To find the right shiplap for your project, or to find out how to get free next-day delivery or same-day pickup, reach out to our experts at Next Day Moulding Doors and Stairs. We carry a robust lineup of products that will serve all your moulding needs, and with three convenient locations throughout the Boston area, we can get you the products you need exactly when you need them.