This article is about a basement wainscoting repair, due to water damage, I did in Gladwyne PA. Along the way I’ll also try to give you some wainscoting ideas for your basement remodel. Basement remodels are fun because they are a metamorphosis to a living space.
Insurance Pays for Basement Water Damage Repairs
Basement water damage unfortunately does happen a lot. In this case because the damage was caused by a storm, a sudden event, the homeowner’s insurance stepped in. They took charge to make things right again.
So they called in a company to rip everything out, all the drywall and woodwork, which included the wainscoting. Next the insurance company called in a drywall crew. And then I was called to handle the carpentry, baseboard, wainscoting and chair rail replacement. I also do other things, including drywall installation and repair, but at this time they needed carpentry skills.
Lastly, they will call in a painting company to finish the job.
Being that it was a repair from the water damage, the style had to stay the same. This house was in Gladwyne, which is within my service area near Havertown PA, and so I was only too glad to help. This particular bead board style wainscoting almost seems outdated now. But wainscoting is still a great way to make your space more appealing, and there are so many options.
I’ve included pictures of wainscoting and chair rail I installed (above), but there are many styles to choose from. The picture at the top is the same style wainscoting and trim as the job I just did, only it has been painted. It is one of the product offerings of this retailer: Windsor One.
Basement Wainscoting Ideas
So, you’re not limited to the wainscoting and trim selection you’ll find at the home centers. But before you fall in love with a particular style, make sure you know where you can get it. If you want some more wainscoting ideas, checkout this retailer’s website for the products they have available, American Beadboard.
But I want to stress that the pictures above are basement wainscoting ideas. Yes, you can use these anywhere in your house, but there are far more elaborate styles of wainscoting available. Those pictured here are less so, but still do a lot to dress up a drab basement.
A very simple and plain wainscoting can be achieved by installing a chair rail then painting the wall below it a different shade of the wall color. In the example below this was achieved by painting the wall below the chair rail 1/3 of the formula of the color above the chair rail. It works every time.
For a bunch more wonderful basement wainscoting ideas in pictures see this website.