In Part 4 of our series on high-end finishes for homes, the walls show us an often-overlooked treatment that gives your home some extra refinement.
Smooth Walls vs. Textured Walls
This is a matter of personal taste, but ultimately I prefer a smooth wall to a textured wall. Over the past 15 years or so, spray textured walls have become quite popular, even in custom homes. New homeowners liked the look and builders REALLY liked it because the texture, which is sprayed on the wall after the drywall is installed, camouflages the imperfections in the drywall finishing. Because finishing time is decreased, textured wall treatments can reduce the labor time and save finishing costs. This spray texture, to me, is starting to date homes. Since high-end finishes often are synonymous with timeless design, I think the extra work involved in making a wall completely smooth gives a home, even a new one, a more vintage look.