If you believe the architectural style of your home demands wainscoting or if you are trying to make a remodel or addition consistent with other rooms that include wainscoting, you can save a considerable amount of money by using wainscoting made of synthetic materials instead of carved wood. You can buy entire panels of wainscoting in a variety of designs and finishes and the matching moldings made of fiberglass or plastic/vinyl. Once painted and/or installed, these synthetic materials will look just like carved or molded wood, but at a fraction of the cost.


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