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Dear Moss Building & Design,

I keep seeing this home remodeling trend, “Shiplap,” on social media and HGTV. How can I incorporate this awesome design into my home?

— Dulles Mom


Dear Dulles Mom,
In case you don’t know, Shiplap is a type of wooden board used commonly as exterior siding in the construction of residences, barns, sheds, and outbuildings. However, interior designers are thinking outside of the box and finding new usages for it that help decorate and accentuate different areas in your home. Here are our top five choices to add a little shiplap to space:

Accent Wall & Ceiling
Shiplap has been used by designers to create accent walls. In some cases, the accent wall is the 5th wall, the ceiling! Shiplap can be used to add texture and dimension in an understated and refreshing way!

Backsplash
Conventionally, tile is used to add a decorative, protective barrier to kitchens and bathrooms. However, shiplap is now being used in kitchens and baths to convey that “Nantucket,” Cape Cod, feel to a space. Bonus because shiplap by its nature is so durable it can be quite serviceable as a backsplash as well!

Fireplace
During the demolition phase of renovations, you may discover amazing décor gold mines!! Like pulling up disgusting, moldy carpet only to unveil beautiful oak wood flooring or tearing down some patchy drywall over a fireplace and uncovering authentic shiplap. In a situation like this, you count your lucky stars and use that newly revealed shiplap and create an amazing focal point to the room.

Kitchen Island

Traditionally used to create more counter and storage space in a kitchen, a kitchen island can also be a decorative centerpiece that finishes up a complete “look.” Some builders are adding components of shiplap to the bases of islands to carry through that “farmhouse” theme all over.

Shelving
Open concept shelving is a fabulous way to add flair and functionality to a kitchen, family room, or bedroom. Making those shelves out of shiplap is a conversation starter! Adding a little bit of shiplap will “spice” up your new space making it super cool and eclectic.

For pictures and more, head over to our blog post on all things Shiplap.

— Moss Building & Design


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