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.)