Cheap & Cool Renovation Resource: Corrugated Plastic

Translucent frosted glass is the star in much of today's architecture, showing up in multi-million-dollar homes, galleries, and public buildings. But there's something at your local hardware store that can achieve a similar look for a lot less: Corrugated plastic!

Selling in sheets of 8' in length (and even longer!), corrugated plastic can be used for interior partitions, shed roofs, ceiling panels, you name it. We've collected a few examples of corrugated plastics, fiberglass, and polycarbonates here for inspiration.

Check it out for yourself:

  • Suntuf 26 in. x 8 ft. Clear Polycarbonate Roofing Panel, $22 at Home Depot
  • Tuftex 96" x 26" Clear Corrugated Plastic Roof Panel, $15 at Lowes
  • Crane Composites 26" x 12' Clear Corrugated Fiberglass, $190 at Ace Hardware
Images: Architect's Newspaper, 403 Architecture, Atomic Indy, Fiedler Marciano, Christopher Stafford Architects

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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