Kitchen Wallpapering

Picking which rooms to update first in your home can be the source of some household angst, depending on the number of stakeholders in the project. While you may not be able to agree on all the details, you might find that starting in the Kitchen can be the quickest way to see the most significant change in the look and feel of your home. High traffic areas always make a big splash where design changes are concerned, and wallpaper is no different. In fact, it might be one of the easier ways to create an entirely new look without the cost of a complete kitchen remodel.

Here are some things to keep in mind as you begin planning your update.

Like bathrooms, kitchens have areas that can be challenging for wallpaper. Thankfully today, wallpaper materials and sealing techniques will help you create a flawless installation resistant to the harsh kitchen environment. First, consider adding some wallpaper that is easily cleanable and water-resistant in the lower parts of the kitchen near the sink, stove, and dishwasher. That’s not to say that you can only use one type of wallpaper in your kitchen. You can use several different styles and maintain your desired look and feel. While it’s neither wrong nor right, it is essential to consider your options for your kitchen’s more heavily used areas. You can always get fancier on areas not directly affected by heat, moisture, and grease. You can also use paint or tile to create a more durable space around the wet and greasy areas and then wallpaper around that.

Looking at and choosing wallpaper designs and materials can be difficult. As you are working through your design plans, be sure to consider the wide variety of options available today. Not only are there types of wallpaper that would be more appropriate for high moisture areas, but there are many different materials, textures, colors, and designs to help you complete the room update of your dreams.

When hanging wallpaper, begin by painting a white stripe at the top of the wall before application. Once dry, you will paper over the strip. The strip will help hide any inconsistencies in the cut of the paper or the home’s construction. While this won’t remove all the challenges, it will undoubtedly help you create a more professional-looking installation. The white stripe at the top of the wall assumes a white ceiling. If that isn’t the case, change the color accordingly. The point is to hide any minor inconsistencies in your installation.

We often look at wallpaper through the lens of how we have seen it used in the past. Most of us are familiar with your typical installation applied to the vertical surfaces of the room walls. However, these days, we can see wallpaper being used for all kinds of applications like the shelving and inside of the doors of your cupboards. People even apply wallpaper to their ceilings these days!

So, don’t sell wallpaper short as you consider your kitchen update! It is a great way to create a new look in an old space. Professional installation will go a long way to creating your perfect room or home. Call us today for a free consultation to learn more about what we can do for you!