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5 Ways to update your home with corrugated metal

[fa icon="calendar"] 01/22/2016 / by Katie Smith

Corrugated metal accents are becoming one of the most sought-after panels for interior and exterior building projects.  With expanded options in both size and color, corrugated metal is popping up on new houses and renovations across the country.  If you like the look of this wavy material, but aren’t sure where to put it, here are five new ideas for adding corrugated metal to your home.

1. KITCHEN BAR  

Wrap your island or bar in corrugated metal to upgrade a dated kitchen.  You can choose an interesting print to bring a touch of fun or a classic neutral color for a transitional style  If you’re looking for a DIY project, this is one of the easiest you’ll find.

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This DIY project uses 1/4 Corrugated 29 Gauge Galvanized panels with black trim for a modern style.


For a modern style try using galvanized metal with a dark trim.  The bright silver with contrasting black or steel gray trim creates clean lines for the perfect focal point in your kitchen.

rustic_corrugated_metal_bar.jpgThis TRUTEN™A606 wrapped bar and wooden stools create a rustic, country feel.


For a rustic or country kitchen, use TRUTEN™A606 corrugated panels.  These can be pre-rusted outside and coated with polyurethane to maintain the exact rusted look you want.

 2. WAINSCOT

Installing a wainscot on the outside of your home will add curb appeal without breaking the bank.  A wainscot will break up long blocks of color on exterior and interior walls with tall ceilings.  Instantly update the look of an older home with this unique and easy accent.

corrugated_vintage_metal.jpgThis corrugated wainscot in Vintage gives this new home a stand-out look in a cookie-cutter neighborhood.


Installing a wainscot to the exterior of your home can protect walls from the splash of lawn sprinklers or dripping rain puddles while improving the look of your home.

Rustic_Corrigated_metal_wainscotA corrugated metal mainscot can add instant curb appeal.

A wainscot can create interesting texture and help break up boxy exteriors.  The color options are endless, and it’s easy to find the right match for your home, whether it’s country chic or modern.

3. ACCENT WALL  

Many builders are mixing corrugated metal with other materials to create eye-catching accent walls on both the exterior or interior of a home.  If you’re not sure you want to cover your whole home in metal, choosing a well-placed accent wall is a perfect way to create eye-catching texture.

corrugated rustic metal accent wallCorrugated accent walls can help you tell a story or shape the theme of a room.

Rustic TRUTEN™A606 corrugated metal mixes well with the warmth of the wood on this wall.  This accent wall adds to to the overall ambiance of the room without overwhelming it.

galvanized corrugated metal accent wallUse corrugated metal accent walls to break up large blocks of color or texture like this brick wall.


This bright galvanized accent helps to balance out the brick with a lighter texture and feel.  Together these two materials create the perfect mix of modern and industrial.  

4. DRESS UP A BORING BATHROOM

Use corrugated metal to dress up your bathroom.  These spaces often seem small without room for additional decorations. Open them up with a corrugated accent and change a dull room into a fun and lively space.

Printed corrugated metal is ideal for bathroomUsing a printed corrugated accent in your batheroom dresses it up without taking up space.


Surprise guests and bring interesting detail into your bathroom with a printed corrugated accent like Goldmine.  Prints can bring a pop of color without being overwhelming, especially when mixed with other materials like wood or sheetrock.


rustic corrugated metal accent in bathroomWithout the corrugated metal accents here, this bathroom might seem ordinary.


Corrugated metal can make a bathroom feel luxurious and comfortable.  The TRUTEN™A606 panels in this bathroom create a rustic elegance that making jumping in the shower as relaxing as a day at the spa.

5. CEILING PANELS

Corrugated metal ceilings are the perfect touch for an outdoor patio or an office with big bright windows.  The radius curves in the metal help to bounce light in multiple directions and add a subtle elegance without a huge price tag.

DSC_0465.jpgA corrugated metal ceiling panel makes a statement in this Rapid City coffee shop.

This ceiling catches light from tall store windows and seems to change color depending on the time of day.  The rusted TRUTEN™A606 panels help create a modern rustic style for the owner of Rumours Coffee Shop and Wine Bar in Rapid City.

_DX23989-2.jpgCorrugated metal ceilings are an unexpected detail that can make a huge impact.


Imagine relaxing on the porch at night under this corrugated metal ceiling.  When the sun sets, the metal ceiling panels help brighten the space by reflecting the recessed lighting in all directions.

IMG_1719.jpgCorrugated metal is an easy way to make your home stand out.


As the color choices for corrugated metal expand, homeowners, contractors and builders continue to find new and creative ways to incorporate corrugated metal into designs.  Metal mixed with other mediums such as wood and brick open the door for modern design with warm rustic appeal.  What interesting ways have you used corrugated metal?  Leave your ideas in the comments.

 


Topics: Interior Metal, DIY, Colors

Katie Smith

Written by Katie Smith