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5 Ways to Update Your Home With Corrugated Metal

Written by Katie Smith | 01/22/2016

Corrugated metal is 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 ways to update your home with corrugated metal.

1. Kitchen Islands & Bars  

Wrap your island or bar in corrugated metal to upgrade an outdated kitchen.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

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

For a more 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.

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

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

 2. Metal Wainscoting 

Installing corrugated metal wainscoting on the outside of your home will add curb appeal without breaking the bank. You can also spruce up the interior of your home with a tough and stylish wainscot. The wainscoting 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.

This 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 your siding and walls from the splash of lawn sprinklers or dripping rain puddles, all while improving the look of your home.

A corrugated metal wainscot can add instant curb appeal.
Adding a wainscot to the interior of your home can add visual interest and amazing texture, all while protecting your walls from life's daily mishaps. Plus, it adds a modern touch!
This kitchen uses a corrugated metal wainscot to add style and protection.

Metal wainscoting creates interesting textures and helps to break up boxy exteriors. With a wide variety of color and finish options, it’s easy to find the right match for your home no matter what style you're aiming for. From country chic to modern, corrugated metal is the way to go.

3. Corrugated Metal Wall  

Many builders are mixing corrugated metal with other materials to create eye-catching accent walls on both the exteriors and interiors of homes. If you don't want to cover your whole home in metal, choosing a well-placed Corrugated Metal Wall to accent is a perfect way to create eye-catching texture.

This Corrugated Metal Wall tells a story and can help to shape the theme of any room.

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

Use corrugated metal walls to make a statement in any room.

The bright galvanized accent helps to balance out the interior of this room with a lighter texture and feel. Together, painted and metal accent walls create a unique look.  

4. Revamp Your Bathroom

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

Using a printed corrugated accent in your bathroom dresses it up without taking up space.

Surprise guests and bring interesting details into your bathroom with a printed corrugated accent like Rustic Rawhide. Prints can bring a pop of color to your bathroom without being overwhelming, especially when mixed with other materials like wood or brick.

This bathroom mixes wood and corrugated metal to create a fun, rustic look!

Corrugated metal can make a bathroom feel luxurious and comfortable. The Weathering Steel panels in this bathroom create a rustic elegance that is completely unique.

5. Corrugated Metal Ceiling Panels

Corrugated metal ceiling panels 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. Adding a corrugated metal ceiling is a simple way to create a big visual impact.

Corrugated metal ceiling panels make a statement in this Rapid City coffee shop.

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

Corrugated metal ceilings are an unexpected detail that can make a huge impact.

This corrugated metal ceiling creates a comforting and unique ambiance that complements the wood decking of this porch. When the sun sets, the metal ceiling panels help brighten the space by reflecting the recessed lighting in all directions.

This corrugated metal ceiling is such a unique way to bring visual interest to any room!

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 materials like wood or 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.

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