Home - Garden
Unsellable Houses Shares The Ceiling Design That Always Elevates A Home
On HGTV's "Unsellable Houses," twin sisters Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis help owners transform their homes to appeal to buyers and get the highest price. In one episode, Davis suggested changing an element of a cottage's living room that is often overlooked in interior design — the ceiling.
The design that Davis suggested is called board and batten — a type of wood paneling where wooden boards are vertically nailed side by side and a narrow strip of wood is then fastened over the seams. It is popular as exterior siding, but it can also be used inside as Davis and Lamb did for the ceiling.
Lamb and Davis used the board and batten ceiling in a cottage to separate the living room from the kitchen while adding dimension and sophistication to the space. Although many people may only think of wallpaper or paint to change up their ceiling, the materials to achieve a board and batten ceiling are fairly inexpensive at $5 to $12 per square foot.