The beauty of taking on a project at lock-up stage is that you have full control over the functionality & look of your interiors!
When it comes to choosing your internal wall lining, you don’t have to go for the traditional plasterboard finish.
There are a number of alternative wall lining options available that will save you both time and money.
Scroll down for a look at each of these options…
1. Easycraft Wall Panels
A long-time Australian favourite, Easycraft Wall panels promise beauty and convenience.
Pre-painted and pre-primed, they come ready to attach to stud walls, saving a lot of time in the process.
You can DIY Easycraft panels yourself, or hire a local handyman to put them in for you.
The panels are available in a range of colours and styles and can be purchased at Bunnings.
2. Rustic Ply Lining
For an original ‘log cabin’ look, rustic ply lining is an excellent choice!
Clients Patrick and Bertie have added this rustic ply lining to Bertie’s rural art retreat, and we love the overall effect!
3. Smooth Ply Lining
For a more streamlined, sophisticated look than rustic ply, smooth ply is a great wall lining option.
Simple, cost-effective and easy to install, smooth ply can also be painted or stained, depending on your decor.
We love the way this client has made a feature of the structural beams in his Oriental Bonsai Studio, and then contrasted that with smooth ply lining for his walls.
4. Feature fabric lining
One of our favourite Melwood makeovers, Heather’s Oriental Teahouse is amazing inside and out!
We love the fabric panelling she has used here, and the way she has made a feature of the beams by painting them black.
5. Raw/Industrial Look
Popular with artists, and probably the easiest ‘fitout’ option is to leave walls unlined!
This saves time and money, and can actually become a great look! The natural thermal properties of Melwood claddings, as well as the included Insulation batts in the roof, will ensure that your cabana is still quite comfortable.
We love the colourful vibe in David’s Art Studio, created by his amazing artwork!
6. Practical Pegboards
If your structure is going to be a workshop or hobby space, you may consider adding pegboards to the walls.
This provides a practical wall lining that can also be used for keeping tools within easy reach.