Building your own tiny home on a budget means locating the best materials at the most affordable rate. One of the materials you can use in more than one area of your tiny home is sheet metal. Some sheet metal fabrication companies will sell scrap pieces to the public or offer them as free to pick-up if you haul it off. Here are a few ways to use the sheet metal scraps if you have never considered this option in this past.
One of the leading ways you can use sheet metal fabrication scraps is to apply them to your roof. If you choose this option, you will need to consider asking if the sheet metal has been treated or waterproofed in any way. Most scrap may have been thrown into the scrap pile prior to having any treatment applied. If this is the case, you will need to treat the metal to make it water resistant and rust proof. You can find various products for this task at most hardware and home improvement stores.
There are some tiny home plans that include small shower stalls. Most of these stalls do have some form of stainless steel to create the sides of the shower, floor of the shower, or the entire shower enclosure. You can use shhets of steel fabricated sheet metal for this task. Just like with your roofing material, you will need to treat the metal to repel rust and water damage. You can use weather proofed nails to attach the sheet metal. If you want to add a personal touch to the shower, consider using metal stamping techniques to make your own designs.
Sink and Backsplash
If you are using the traditional tiny home plan, then you already know your kitchen sink area will be very small. Most traditional sinks will not fit in the area, which leaves you needing to use either a custom model or a kitchen sink crock of some kind. You can skip the crock and custom sink by using sheet metal scraps, some nails, and a workbench. Mold the scraps into the shape you want using a workbench and some basic tools like a hammer and vice grip. Once you've created the sink you want, fit it in place with nails. You can use any extra sheet metal to create a backsplash.
If finding the sheet metal scraps becomes difficult, consider discussing your project with a sheet metal fabrication company. They may be able to create all the items you need and still maintain your budget needs.