Many homeowners rarely use their formal dining rooms. As more families prefer casual dining options, dining rooms tend to only be used during holidays or for larger gatherings. Additionally, dining rooms are typically rather boring rooms. They are often square or rectangular with little architectural interest.
These Livingston, NJ homeowners loved to entertain and family gatherings often happened at their home. Since they actually spent so much time in their dining room, they wanted to create some visual interest here. Monk’s carpenters installed wainscoting and a coffered ceiling in their dining room to add formality and character.
Scope of Work: Coffered ceiling installation, wainscoting installation
Location: Livingston, NJ
Wainscoting and Coffered Ceiling in Dining Room
The dining room in this home was more decorative than most. It already featured crown molding and chair rail when we arrived. We were able to build from these existing trim pieces in order to complete the new carpentry additions.
The carpenters began by measuring the room and creating a plan for the coffered ceiling and wainscoting panels. The carpenters designed the coffered ceiling so that each coffer is the same size. Similarly, the carpenters measure each wall section for the wainscoting panels. Each wall section is a different size, so the panels need to be created and spaced to look as even as possible throughout the dining room. The carpenter finalized the measurements and design.
Next, the carpenters began cutting the trim pieces. They installed picture frame molding underneath the chair rail. The coffered ceiling was more complicated in order to properly “interlock” the molding sections. Afterward, the painters finished the project. They painted all the new molding a crisp white to match the trim throughout the home.
Guests will be surely wowed by the wainscoting and coffered ceiling in this dining room!