I’m remodeling a small bathroom. The plans are to tear out the sheetrock walls down to the studs as some of it has been damaged. I am thinking about installing wainscoting using painted bead board on the lower part of the walls. I’m confused about how to proceed. Should I put up the drywall and then install the bead board over it on the bottom? What thickness boards are typically used? How do I deal with the combined thickness of the bead board and baseboard at the door casing (i.e. the baseboard will be well beyond the door casing)? Should I omit the sheetrock in the area behind the bead board? The house is a single story ranch on a slab and is about 20 years old.
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