Originally Posted by Shadoll
Lorna, So you used what thickness of foam board on the walls.
And then you can finish with something nice like paneling or carpet tile etc. Will also bring it out to the edge of the chair rails.
do they even make paneling anymore? *lol*
We used 1" R-Tech
. I have little tiny white foam beads all over. They are stuck to everything thanks to static electricity... especially the TV screen! This stuff is as bad as Easter grass. I'll be vacuuming it up for months after we're done installing it!
We will "finish" the galley with this
The rest of the walls will be covered in either the pile of 1/4" pegboard (water closet/toilet area, clothes closet and in the laundry room) we got free (thanks to craigslist) or the laminate flooring (a golden oak) that we picked up for a really low price during the Black Friday sales at work.
Windows will be trimmed in PVC brick molding
. Not wood. I expect the windows/aluminum frames to sweat if we ever move back to an area that has a decent amount of humidity. The PVC won't rot or discolour from the windows sweating. We will rout out the backside to fit over the insulation/wall covering and fit up tight to the window trim. We can use clear PVC cement to glue the whole frame together and then bolt it to the window using the same 4 screw holes originally used to hold the window frame in (which is caulked to the max now).
We are trying to bring our conversion in under $5K. I think I am going to pull it off for under $4K. This does not count the electric fireplace insert (pretty space heater to place in the vintage fireplace mantle I have the TV attached to) 24" dishwasher, washer & LP dryer (used of course) or the LP 6000/5000 watt generator (roughly $900) which are not needed to complete the conversion.
We keep reworking the the materials needed to pull this off and I keep a running tally PLUS updated prices on the stuff I still need to buy. I need to add all the bra$$ PEX fittings that we have bought in the last week. Getting the galley sink & shower operational/useable is my Birthday/Christmas present this year. We had planned on putting in a 20 gallon electric water heater but it was 1-1/2" too tall. So I've got a 10 gallon water heater instead (we've lived in the Class C with a 6 gallon water heater and 3 adults taking showers so 10 gallons is okay). I'll be glad to be able to take a shower in the warmth of our bus. New managers here are saying the bathhouse heater is set at 70F but my thermometers show it's more like 55F to 60F. And the bathhouse has been closed periodically due to plumbing repairs for a total of 10 days since Thanksgiving!
BTW, yes they do still make paneling. We just aren't terribly happy with the selection/price. I would rather pick out some interesting looking veneers on 1/4" or 5mm underlayment
(I am rather fond of "burls") and stain/poly urethane the stuff. But the flooring presented itself and was finished already (I was going to paint the underlayment) plus David liked the colour and durability... just not on a floor.