Modernizing a Log Home

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Photo by Jeremy Levine Design

The log home of your dreams doesn’t have to be rustic, woodsy, quaint or any of the other terms you may associate with the traditional log cabin. A sleek, warm interior can exist within a log-sided home that fits in with the natural surroundings of your neighborhood. There are several ways you can modernize a log-style home to create an updated, fresh, elegant and inviting atmosphere:

  1. Paint color: Some homeowners really like their log homes to have lots of exposed wood, but maybe that’s not your style. Modern paint colors can really update the look of the interior. The possibilities are endless, but color schemes including grays, black, green and sky blue are just a few of the options. Consider painting one or more rooms in one of these fresh colors.
  2. Furniture: Many traditional log homes feature wooden furniture, such as heavy wooden bedframes and wooden banisters. Modern furniture – such as a dining set with clean, simple lines – can really influence the style of your home. Retailers like IKEA and Target have modern furniture collections that allow you to update your home without breaking the bank.
  3. Decor and accents: Sometimes it’s the kitsch of decor that makes a log home feel too rustic or traditional. Mirrors, throws, pillows and curtains are just a few of the decor choices that can make your home look more current. Look for options that are normally seen in modern homes, and avoid the traditional log home accents like quilts and wool blankets.
  4. Fixtures and appliances: Don’t overlook the potential of ceiling fans, lamps and other fixtures like AC and electric heating. These should be taken from the right source to better fit with your log cabin. These things can add a modern touch to your log home. While stainless steel refrigerators and dishwashers look sharp, a more affordable option but no less modern option is to choose classic black appliances.

If you’re considering purchasing a log home or cabin, updating it to look modern could end up taking a lot of time and money. One of the many advantages of TruLog™ steel log siding is that you can re-side your current home, or a new modern-style home, to have the look of a log home exterior. But unlike wood and logs, TruLog™ is energy efficient, rot and insect resistant, and it doesn’t require routine maintenance like a log home does.

Your home will have a log-style exterior with our siding product, but you will also have endless possibilities for designing and styling the interior. TruLog™ also comes in four paint colors, providing flexibility beyond a traditional wooden color. Choose from sable, autumn brown, cedar and canyon red.

To learn more about TruLog™ steel log siding, and to get a free estimate for your project, please call our experienced team at 970-646-4490. We are based in Loveland, Colorado, and can ship TruLog™ siding directly to you.

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