The Ultimate Guide to Millwork at HGTV Urban Oasis 2015

Get expert advice from interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn on choosing and installing millwork for HGTV Urban Oasis 2015.

Photo By: FlynnSide Out Productions

Photo By: FlynnSide Out Productions

Photo By: FlynnSide Out Productions

Photo By: FlynnSide Out Productions

Photo By: FlynnSide Out Productions

Photo By: FlynnSide Out Productions

Photo By: FlynnSide Out Productions

Photo By: FlynnSide Out Productions

Casual and Cozy

Make sure exterior features blend in with other architectural elements of the home.

"This is a bungalow, which is traditional, transitional, or even craftsman," says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn. "A bungalow is not necessarily meant to be formal, so most of the lighting inside and out is either transitional or industrial, but there isn’t anything too fancy."

Find a Stud

Before attaching material to the walls, make note of where the studs are located for easy and secure attachment.

Don't Waste Wood Paneling

When purchasing shiplap wood paneling from your local hardware store, carefully calculate the area of your walls for the right dimensions of paneling. The amount of cuts made affects pricing and waste, and you want full length pieces for a uniform look.

Keep Lines Straight

Whether installing wood paneling horizontal or vertical, always use a level to ensure lines are straight.

Paint It

Exposed joists and studs look great painted black or white.

Pre-finished Doors

Pre-finished doors are durable, save a lot of time during installation and are an attractive option for do-it-yourself homeowners.

Live With It

Live with cabinets, appliances and countertops for a few days before the kitchen is complete to get a sense of flow, then go choose your furniture and lighting.

Wall Colors Affect Stain Colors

Do your staining after your colors have been applied to ensure the right tonality. Before installing hardwood floors, allow wood to acclimate in a room for several days, then protect the floors once installed.