Without a doubt, the price of building materials has soared, especially in the last few years. As a result, more homeowners are opting for unconventional materials inside their homes.
One of those materials that’s becoming one of the most popular options is corrugated metal.
Strong, durable, easy to work with and fire resistant, corrugated metal panels are growing in popularity with homeowners; many of whom are avid DIYers who are looking to save money without sacrificing quality.
These panels are available in more colors than the standard silver, and their cheaper cost in relation to the soaring prices of lumber hasn’t hurt their reputation either.
Check out the following ways homeowners are using this versatile material in their homes.:
1. Kitchen bar
Quickly update the look of your kitchen with corrugated panels wrapping around a kitchen bar or island.
Aged steel is perfect if you’re after a more rusted look in your home. If you can’t find (or afford) the real thing, here’s a DIY tutorial on aging new metal quickly.
Metal wainscoting is a quick and inexpensive way to change the look of a room.
Check out the DIY for this clever entry way for under $50 bucks!
3. Metal walls
You don’t have to limit corrugated metal to the lower half of your walls. Use it as a feature wall or even your entire room. Modern, industrial, shabby chic…whatever your style chances are you can find a good use for this material in your home.
4. Metal bath surround
Modern corrugated metal is typically treated with anti-rust material (e.g. zinc) that makes it a good option for the walls surrounding your bathtub.
Curious how it works? Here’s a quick video overview of how to install a corrugated metal bath surround.
5. Roofing panels
Finally, corrugated metal is the perfect material for quickly putting up a new ceiling (or covering over an old one).
Panels are available in several sizes and are easy to cut with commonly available hand tools such as snips.
Who knew that an ages old building material could be so versatile?
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