The wall panels are an excellent option to give the walls of your house an elegant look. It helps in concealing the defects of the walls that are present, and it completely changes the appearance of the room.
But before installing the panels on the wall, you should always remember a few points.
- First of all, you need to remember that the size of the room will reduce the thickness of the panels. Also, if the furring strips of wood are used for the base of wall paneling, that thickness would also be added to the reduction of the room size.
- Secondly, if the color of the panels is dark, the room might appear to shrink, so it is better if you select a bright colored panel for the walls.
- All the electrical switches and outlets have to be moved forward so that it can be brought to a level with the surface of the paneling.
- The frames of the doors and the windows, the baseboards and the moldings of the ceiling have to be removed and replaced with trim so that it can match the level of the panel.
Therefore, you need to carry out a proper inspection of the room and the walls where you intend to install the wall panels.