The materials were inexpensive (lattice and 1x4's) and despite all the caulking and painting I did, it was pretty straight-forward. I did 95% of it myself, enlisting Travis' help for the outside corners and wood paneling behind the cabinets. I ended up taking off the battens behind the cabinets and putting up the hickory paneling on my Mom's suggestion. I like it better; it looks more built-in this way. I think overall it gives the room a fresher look and makes it more cozy. This is the way I like to have a good time...pretty crazy I know.