Interior walls for a workshop/studio?

Have a 1k sq ft. workshop/studio (1 1/2 stories), that's been insulated but don't want to drywall it. I am looking for inexpensive ideas to functionally finish off the walls. Any ideas??
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  • MarianMokki Robinson MarianMokki Robinson on Dec 06, 2014
    I would make at least one wall pegboard.

  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Dec 07, 2014
    It really depends on what kind of work you will be doing in the workshop. In the search box above write "workshops" to show what other people have done. One may inspire you. For relatively inexpensive materials, shop Goodwill, Salvation Army and Restore stores in your areas and ask friends and neighbors for leftover materials. The suggestion above is a good one, but pegboard is pricey for my pocketbook. Good luck. I hope you will share your pictures.

  • Sherry Fram Sherry Fram on Dec 07, 2014
    I agree with the one wall of pegboard as that makes it customizable to what you need. The rest you can use panels that are pre-made, wood paneling-doesn't have to be the dark ugly kind, or even the metal sheeting used on barn roofs-a friend has it for her back splash in her three son's bathroom. Take a trip to your local farmer's coop or hardware store and think outside the box.

  • Jud706938 Jud706938 on Dec 07, 2014
    What about board and battens, reclaimed barn boards,recycled doors, inexpensive snap and click lam. flooring? It just depends how funky you want to get and what your budget is.

  • Pat Nolan Pat Nolan on Dec 07, 2014
    Any noise issues in your choice of finishing materials? Also, please let us know what materials you end up using.

  • Carolyn Carolyn on Dec 07, 2014
    I love 12 x 12 self stick tiles on one wall as a focal point or maybe here is another options: pinterest and houzz sites probably have a lot of pictures to look at with those ideas

  • Becky Becky on Dec 07, 2014
    I have seen alot of walls being done using pallet boards. Very cheap and unique!

  • Aurora Aurora on Dec 07, 2014
    Wooden bat siding

  • Nancy Watson Nancy Watson on Dec 07, 2014

  • Deb tosoni Deb tosoni on Dec 07, 2014
    Lots of shutters on one wall and then use the slats to display things.

  • Buster Evans Buster Evans on Dec 07, 2014
    Depending on how particular you are about looks, and what you use the workshop for, there are lots of options... you could use cardboard boxes with the outside of the box to the inside of the wall area to where any lettering doesnt show... this can be used as bulletin board/note board/sample board for your could do one wall in this or all of them. material any type of cloth draped or gathered to add a flare of elegance to a wall ...there is always underlayment board which is plain, smooth and thin... There are all sorts of possibilities but what is feasible for what you are doing in the space and your needs is also a factor. let us know what you decide

  • Dorothy Collett Dorothy Collett on Dec 07, 2014
    insulation for climate control, then drywall for fire protection and climate control, and then your favorite texture/look.

  • Kelley M Kelley M on Dec 07, 2014
    You can always use luan wood to finish them off then use some 1x2s across studs to have places to nail to. For that matter you can use cheap cardboard rolls to finish the walls and put up the nailer boards 1x2s across nailed into studs to give them strength. Cardboard will give you a nice surface you can use as a chalk idea board or can paint for a different look. When painting you need to use a dry brush technique to keep it from buckling. You can also use paper taped or glued onto the cardboard. You might want to put a layer of vapor bearior under the cardboard. Just an idea....

  • Bonnie Bonnie on Dec 08, 2014
    I like the idea for using flattened cardboard boxes that someone shared; in the past, I have used sheets, shower curtains, and the wide outdoor wicker roll-up screens. Lattice panels work well and if stained or painted look very nice. (Think of the divider walls at Cracker Barrel...)

  • Bonnie Bonnie on Dec 08, 2014
    Also cedar particle board or plywood panels and pegboard work well. Corrigated aluminum, maybe? Recessed shelving between the studs on interior walls.

  • Marie Stallone Marie Stallone on Dec 08, 2014
    Beadboard paneling is nice and economical for the bottom, then pegboard for the top of the walls.

  • Shirley Phillips Shirley Phillips on Dec 08, 2014
    Peg board because then you have hooks shelves baskets etc...

  • Pat Nolan Pat Nolan on Dec 09, 2014
    I like and use pegboard, but always on top of drywall. Drywall seals and protects the house and offers some noise dampening and fire protection. Just one man's opinion.

  • Alice V. Jump Alice V. Jump on Dec 09, 2014
    Canvas drop cloths might work nailed or stapled up. They could be painted or left in natural state, I saw this in a garage studio make over.