Alternatives to Drywall

We’re planning on turning my office into the baby’s room. That means a couple things: #1 I need to find a new place to work, and #2 we need to redo the room to be more appropriate for a baby.

Samantha already has a plan for #2, we’re putting in new carpeting and we’re going to paint the existing wood paneling. UPDATE: here’s the result of the painting over the wood-paneling 🙂

My new office is still up in the air. We have some spaces that we could convert, but all of them will require some work.  Since we don’t like (installing) drywall much, I’ve been looking at some alternatives.  Just to  see what’s out there. Here are a few misc links…

Alternatives to drywall:
http://home.howstuffworks.com/drywall5.htm (scroll down)
http://www.contractortalk.com/f18/drywall-alternative-5031/

Paneling:
http://www.decpanels.com/woodgrains.html – “FashionWall” available at Lowe’s

Duraplate –  not so much for conventional building, but could be used in a shop possibly

Structural Insulated Panels (this is more for the actual building of a house, but I found it interesting)
http://www.google.com/search?q=”structural insulated panels”

Modular arts & similar stylish panel products:
http://twentytwentyone.blogspot.com/2008/01/modular-arts.html
http://www.modulararts.com/specs-home.html
http://www.interlam-design.com/

Katrina Cottages
– cool low cost cottages that are quick to build.
Tuxedo Wallboard – supposed to be great for basements.

Now I should probably go contact my architect buddies to see if they have any suggestions…

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