Tiny House - Timeless Redesign
Could artificial brick or stone panels be the key to tiny house design?
Tiny Houses are all the rage at the moment. The concept of extremely-small-square-footage living has been around for a while, but has exploded in popularity in recent years. There's even a TV show about it - Tiny House Nation.
And like with all the hottest design shows - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Man Caves, Money Hunters, Curb Appeal and many more -faux panels were stars of a recent episode.
Episode 6, called Bird Nest, featured the Tiny House crew in Mesquite, Texas - designing a home for bird trainers Simon and Lindsey.
At just 192 sq. ft, there wasn't much room for frivolity - but hosts John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin still managed to give their tiny 'bird nest' home some timeless appeal through the use of reclaimed material - like a tin ceiling - andartificial brick panels.
In fact, the entire interior was decorated with our lightweight panels - giving the appearance of a brick home; but without the heavy and bulky brick materials that would have added a ton of weight to a house designed to be portable.
Simon and Lindsey's house was a masterpiece of design - and just goes to show how useful faux panels are in a tiny home. Here are some areas in which they're particularly valuable:
The bathroom of a tiny house is normally incredibly utilitarian - sometimes with the bathroom acting as a shower cubicle itself, to save room. Faux offers a great wall solution for bathrooms because in addition to adding a look you could never get in a tiny home (like stacked stone or brick) the panels are 100% waterproof, which is ideal for a bathroom or shower.
Likewise, the kitchen of a tiny house is normally a single counter top, incorporating a burner, stove and sink. A single faux panel can be used as a handsome backsplash - again combining the look of stone or brick with the the utility of a waterproof and resistant material.
Finally, some tiny homes even include a fireplace! To add a rustic look in keeping with tiny home design, you can frame these fireplaces with the panels to give the illusion of a stone fireplace. The panels are available with a fire-rated option, this is an especially appropriate use for them.
We think Simon and Lindsey's house looked INCREDIBLE - and we're eager to see more pictures of tiny houses coming to life!