The Best Tips for Successful Wainscoting Installation at Your Home

When you install wainscoting panels, what you are trying to achieve is add an architectural interest and create the perfect visual impressions in the room. And that’s only part of our goals. We also want to protect the walls, make a room look larger, or bring the ceiling up. So far so good!  

What we don’t want is to see our new shaker cracking, trip over the baseboard, or give the wrong impression. And just like any other home improvement, wainscoting the walls needs good planning from the very start. You need to make a detailed layout, think of what your intentions are and what you want to install in terms of trims, check out what is available out there, and take a look at our tips before wainscoting installation. 

6 tips before you install wainscoting panels 

·         Choose durable wainscoting materials 

A classic wainscoting panel will be made of wood. But today you can get them in PVC and MDF too. What’s important is to consider their strength and resistance to moisture, especially if you want to install the panels in wet environments, like your bathroom or basement. The good news is that you can find water resistant materials today for such rooms. A good tip prior to installing the wall panel is to keep it in the room where it will be installed to adapt in the environment. 

·         Focus on the wainscoting panel’s height 

Choose a tall wall panel wainscoting for a low ceiling room and the space will be claustrophobic. One of the most vital phases, when you are still planning wainscoting installation, is to take measures, write down dimensions, and consider whether you want to bring the ceiling up or down. 

·         Use the colored palette to give the right impression 

Think of the colors you want to paint both the shaker wainscoting and the wall above it before you even buy the boards. It’s best to paint the panels before you install them. As for the color, you can never go wrong with white. But you can play with all shades of the palette. Remember that dark colors will make the room a tad smaller and bring the ceiling down. Always consider how much natural light comes in the room and the color of the floor too. A white might not be as white as you want it depending on natural light and floor color (it will reflect on the wall). 

·         There are wainscot designs for any room & style 

A beadboard wainscoting is the perfect choice for the bathroom. But it will give a cottage-style to your dining room or living room. There is a reason why there are so many wainscoting styles to choose from. Consider which one will match the architectural style of each room in the house. You don’t have to use the same panel for each and every room. 

·         Wainscoting & molding go hand in hand 

Whichever wainscoting design you select, you will probably match it with ceiling molding. The latter should match the baseboard and cap rail in terms of thickness and style. It takes great attention though to install wainscoting along with casing. The wall panel shouldn’t cover the door casing or it will cancel its presence since it will cut it in half. And there is one more thing to consider: thickness. If there is already a door or window casing in the room, consider its thickness and buy wainscoting accordingly or it will stick out (if it’s thicker). This lack of balance will compromise the aesthetic result and might create convenience problems too. And this last observation lead us straight to our last tip.

·         Watch your step with the baseboard 

When you take measurements before installing a new beadboard in the bathroom or kitchen, consider your moves too. Take the baseboard for example. If it protrudes enough from the wall, you might have a hard time standing in front of your vanity cabinet or kitchen island. These are small details of course, but don’t forget that the devil hides in little things. You don’t want to go through the trouble and expense of wainscoting installation only to discover that your feet bump in the baseboard!

So, the secret to ensuring the proper installation of the new shaker or flat panel wainscoting is to plan well from the start and take into account all the small details – from temperature fluctuations to room height and personal convenience. And don’t forget that installing wainscoting panels is not an easy job. Always take it to a pro.

Robert Johnson Assists Securus Technologies to Get Rid of Contraband Cellphones

Robert Johnson is a popular personality in the United States. Robert has been making headlines in the recent times, telling people his great story. The businessman hopes that telling this story to everyone will motivate the authorities to keep all phones from the inmates who are serving their sentences in different prisons. According to Robert, the prison inmates started some bad behaviors several years ago, but he is going to be the one to end the story. Robert Johnsons says that the inmates who have access to mobile phones while in the prisons pose a great danger to the communities who are living in the outside world.

Johnson is one of the Delray Beach natives who were serving at institutions known as Lee Correctional Institution that is found in South Carolina. The professional has been serving in this industry for almost two decades, and his greatest role was to get rid of contraband in the prisons. When serving in this department, the businessman was great in all his duties, and this brought him a lot of trouble. In the year 2010, the businessman was shot when he was just in his home.

According to Johnson, just two weeks before the shooting incidence happened, he had managed to intercept a special and big package. The gang in prison says that the package had a value of at least fifty thousand dollars. On the morning of the incidence, the businessman woke up very early to go to his place of work, just as usual. At around 5.30am, Johnson heard a boom in his front door, and this made him realize that things were not in order.

The intruder who entered into the house shot the businessman in the stomach six times and the chest. The doctors in the hospital asked his wife to be prepared because the situation was horrible. However, God helped him, and he survived the incidence.

Johnson says that the inmates who wanted to kill him communicated using a contraband cell so that he could be shot. His journey to recovery has been a challenging task. The businessman has had to undergo 23 surgeries in different medical facilities, not forgetting the pain he had to go through daily. However, the businessman has a great mission in his life; to prevent more crimes from the prison due to inmates who have access to mobile phones.

Johnson has been working with a private company called Securus Technologies so that he could ensure that contraband cellphones dont exist in the prions. Securus Technologies has been in this department for a long time now, and they have made this vision a great success.

Joe Arpaio Made Things Difficult for the Border Town

When Joe Arpaio was working as the sheriff in a border town, he was doing everything he could to keep people from coming to the United States. He didn’t want undocumented immigrants, which is reasonable, but he didn’t want legal immigrants either. He was corrupt and fighting them about the things he wanted to get from them. He was even arresting people illegally on the basis that he was doing the right thing for the people who were a part of the city he was working in. Since Joe Arpaio knew he as doing things illegally, he knew he had to keep doing them or he would get caught.

Even when Joe Arpaio eventually got caught doing the illegal things, he still continued to push and tried to make things harder on people. Those who were a part of the city saw what he was doing, but others had no idea. They didn’t realize he was corrupt which made them subject to even more issues. They also knew he would do what he could to try and make things harder on them even though they were not doing anything wrong in their own lives.

When Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin saw what Joe Arpaio was doing, they knew they had to stop it. They were activists, and they always stood up for people who couldn’t stand up for themselves, so this was a reasonable thing for them to do. They had to make a change so they would be able to show people they were doing something to make a difference. They also knew things would only get better if someone spoke out against Joe Arpaio so they decided they were the ones who would have to do it. They made the choice to publish information about him on their website.

While it ultimately turned out to be the right choice, the men had to go through a period of tribulation. They were arrested. Joe Arpaio tried to charge them with false crimes, but everything they had done was legal. They knew what they were doing so they were prepared for the backlash that he was going to send them. They made the choice to fight against the crimes he was trying to charge them with. When they fought, the ended up settling for over three million dollars. They used the money to start an organization to help people who were personally victimized by Joe Arpaio.