When you are planning the construction of a new home or renovating an older home, there are lots of interesting things that you can do with walls that are unusual, offbeat, and/or cutting edge. Here are few ideas for you to think about.

Plant Wall

Something that we see occasionally in a commercial setting is a plant wall. But there is no reason why you couldn’t do this at home. There is specific equipment that you can buy for a plant wall that would cover the wall and make watering easy.

However, even without special plant-wall hardware, you can still have just floor -to-ceiling shelves for this. Ample lighting will be a must with big windows, skylights, and/or artificial lighting suspended from the ceiling. If you plan for this before building your home, some storage, a sink and a drain in the floor nearby will make your life easier.

Floor drains are also useful if you have an indoor pool or hot tub or where you intend to keep a lot of indoor plants or aquariums.

Vinyl Wall Covering

There are several vinyl wall products available that are commonly used in commercial settings. These products have heat-welded seams that prevent dirt and mildew from collecting in corners. Some of these products can even function like a whiteboard.

It would be great fun to put a white board wall in a child’s room, playroom, or home-schooling environment. And vinyl wall coverings would work great in a home gym or family bathroom because they are very durable and easy to clean.

Water Feature

Yes, it’s entirely possible to devote a wall to a water feature. Think of this before you build so that you can have the appropriate plumbing features ready to go.


An artist can paint a custom mural for you on any wall or ceiling. If you get tired of it, you can always paint over it later. You could also have a custom tile mosaic mural that will be grouted. This would be more complicated to remove, though, if you want a change. A custom tile mosaic could be a backsplash in a kitchen or bathroom, too.

If you are considering building a new home on the lower mainland or renovating your existing one, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can help you to choose what to do for your walls in your new home. A plant wall, vinyl wall, water feature, or mural are each just a few of many possibilities for unusual wall coverings.

Best Builders has been renovating older homes and building new ones for over 15 years. They are a multiple-award-winning builder that brings fine craftmanship to projects, turning dreams into reality. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your home project, please call us at (604) 943-2378 or email us at info@bestbuilders.ca.

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