Although log homes and cabins can be found in the mountains, along the river, or lakeside, one design element will always stay the same: the aesthetic appeal of using the surrounding environments as design inspiration. These homes are meant to blend into the environment as if they have always been there. Natural materials are common throughout the exterior and interior of these buildings.
Lake cabins or log homes can be prone to hail, high snow volumes or high winds, so a certain type of panel is required to keep your home protected. Once you have a good understanding of the environmental demands, you can start narrowing down the profile that matches the look you are trying to achieve.
Metal siding is a great option to break up long runs of log or stone on mountain or lakeside cabins. With rustic finishes that blend into the home's environment, metal can be the perfect accent in an entryway or to surround large picture windows. When combined with the proper substrate, metal siding also offers a fire resistant solution.
Interior spaces in cabin designs are warm and cozy. Rooms are designed around open spaces and grand fireplaces. Some of the best spaces bring the outdoors in to create cohesive spaces between the interior and exterior designs.
Want to match a specific look, or have a unique design you'd like to use?
Bridger Steel utilizes state-of-the-art technology to make your ideas and designs come to life. Whether you're an architect or designer with a specific look you are trying to achieve, or a homeowner with a little more than an idea, we'd love to help!