Shiplap in New Construction
February 3, 2020
If you watch HGTV or have a Pinterest account, chances are may you have heard of this current decorating obsession. What is shiplap exactly? Traditionally it is wood board that is used to construct the walls of barns, sheds, and outbuildings. They are overlapped to create channels and visible gaps. It can either be left unfinished for a rustic feel, stained to bring out the wood grain, or painted for a more uniform look.
While newly trendy in the home decor world, shiplap is by no means a new product. In fact, this type of wall cladding has been around for centuries. Nowadays, this wall treatment has become more of an interior design feature. When painted, white shiplap is a common color choice. Usually installed horizontally on top of drywall to create a planked wall look, shiplap clad rooms have become a sought-after feature by prospective home buyers.
Due to the recent craze, many builders and fixer upper renovators are opting to incorporate this material into their inventory and model homes to capture the attention of style-savvy buyers. Here are a few ideas on how to utilize shiplap boards in new construction: