Beadboard is a staple of cottage style, evoking a breezy charm, the easy-going lifestyle of yesteryear. Bright white beadboard can lighten a dark space and create a nostalgic aura. In the Cottages at Newport Cove, our waterfront property on Bluff Lake, we use beadboard in a number of ways and applications.

At left, an extra-tall tongue-in-groove beadboard wainscoting brings coastal style to a small powder room.
At right, beadboard faces the front of a whirlpool soaking tub, creating not only a great look, but also a simple-to-remove access panel.

Below, beadboard is installed on the ceiling of a front porch, and then on the walls of a sunporch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Newport Cove, award-winning homebuilderNew American Homes has installed beadboard behind book shelves, at the back of glass-doored cabinets, around kitchen islands. The product is an inexpensive and charming trim that fits with a waterfront lifestyle. (Painted with a semi-gloss paint, it is easy to clean and maintain.)

Newport Cove, a planned 42-acre community on the Chain O’ Lakes, is zoned for 67 single-family homes. Its exacting architectural standards require coastal architecture, with signature white trim and cottage-style detailing.

 

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