A friend of mine....Shannon H is redoing her whole kitchen. She gutted it last July in preparation for
having it all redone by November because she always does a big Thanksgiving.
But....here it is like a week and a half before Thanksgiving and the carpenters and plumbers are still in her house.
The kitchen is just about done but now she is thinking of redoing the floors and walls in the
adjacent living room and dining.
(Thanksgiving will have to happen elsewhere)
The living room has paneling original to the 1957 ranch house.
I've said for years that if it were my house...I would have painted that paneling first thing.
She has left it a light wood color.
But now she is ready to change it and when she told the carpenter/painter that she wanted it painted
a creamy white to go with the kitchen they told her that she should tear it out and sheetrock it.
When she told me this the other night...I said, "Whose advice are you going to take mine or your contractor?"
Yesterday I sent her all these photos I'd gathered from Pinterest showing how great painted paneling is.
It's way better than just plain sheet rock especially in the sort of house she has.
A 1957 cottage/ranch.
I know you all will agree with me. I love the way all these rooms look.
I'm hoping to she keeps the paneling....I'll let you know.
It's good enough for Vern Yip. What more reassurance could a person need?
What do you think....paneling or sheetrock?