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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. That's why natural materials are commonly used throughout the interior and exterior of these structures.
Lakeside home, log cabins, and other mountainside retreats can be prone to tough weather conditions like hail, high snow volumes, and high speed winds. It's important to use a metal panel best suited for your environment to keep your home or getaway protected. Once you have a good understanding of the environmental demands surrounding your cabin, you can start narrowing down the panel profile that matches the style you want.
Metal siding is a great material to use to break up long runs of logs or stones on mountain or lakeside cabins. With rustic finishes that blend into the surrounding environment, this can be the perfect accent for an entryway or large picture window. Plus, metal siding is extremely low maintenance — perfect for weekend or vacation homes you don't get to visit as much as you would like!
Interior spaces in metal cabin designs are warm and cozy. Rooms are designed around open spaces and grand fireplaces. Some of the best spaces bring the outdoors inside to create cohesive spaces between the interior and exterior aesthetics. Using metal panel inside your log cabin can create a textured look that just can't be beat.
Have a unique metal cabin design in mind you would like to use? Bridger Steel uses 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!
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