There are numerous options for improving the walls in your home. You may need to make repairs or perhaps you are looking for something that is more aesthetically pleasing. We’ll look at a few options here that homeowners have to improve their walls.
If you have existing drywall that is in good condition you may want to just decide whether to paint it or paper over it. If you are adding on to your home, you may opt to use drywall but be sure and check with the local authorities to find out what thickness is required in your area. Local building codes specify what thickness of drywall is required and you would not want to make a costly mistake and get drywall that isn’t thick enough for your area. In addition, you may want to go with a thicker drywall in order to have sturdier walls and mute more sound between rooms. In addition, the thicker drywall is regarded as being more fire resistant so take that into consideration as well.
Doing More with Paint
Wall murals are especially appealing and can liven up an entire room inexpensively, especially children’s’ rooms. If you don’t possess the talent to paint a wall mural but would like to have one, consider hiring a local art student to do the job. You can always ask for samples and references and if you don’t like it, you can always paint over it. If your child’s room already has a theme present, try to paint or hire someone else to paint a mural that goes along with the theme. Make sure to seal the final job with a clear coat of varnish, which will help protect it against young hands and will also make it easier to clean.
Consider Built-In Shelving
Built in shelving can be a wonderful addition to your home and add value as well. Most people love shelves and can never get enough of them so consider the impact of adding beautiful and sturdy wooden built in shelves to your home. Do consider the impact the shelving will have on your existing walls before beginning this type of project. However, most walls can be reinforced if necessary to carry the load.
Built in shelving units create valuable storage and display space and can be customized to do the job you most need it to do. For example, if you have a collection of books that you would like to display, you can create an entire library out of built in shelving. Alternatively, if you have a precious and fragile collection, you can use enclosed built in shelving with see through or glass doors to show off your collection. You have an unlimited number of options when you customize your own built in shelving.