plywood beadboard instead of drywall
I am about to close in my kitchen at our second home. It’s a 125 yr old cottage. I had to do some plumbing and electric work prior. Thinking of putting up 15/32 plywood beadboard instead of sheetrock. The look would fit in nicely with the rest of the house. I figure it would save me all the spackling, only to cover with beadboard paneling anyway. Can anyone think of the cons to this idea?
You might want to check local or state fire / building codes. They might specify a nonflamable wall covering, especially around the stove or any heat generating appliance. Personally, I like beadboard a lot, however, I've only used the 1/4" panelling.
Definately check codes as drywall is probably mandated behind the paneling, both for fire code and energy savings.It also gives you a smoother surface to attach the paneling to.