411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Most Common Appliance Issues and What Causes Them

Domestic appliances can last a long time if maintained properly, but even the most well looked after ones will start to show signs of wear and tear...

on Nov 22, 2020

Top Tips When Restoring, Rebuilding, or Repairing Wood Furniture

Wood furniture is timeless. You can take a piece that was made fifty or one hundred years ago and incorporate it effortlessly into a modern design....

on Nov 17, 2020

Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

Customizing your front yard to suit your style and boost your curb appeal has never been easier, with so many designs and ideas online that you can...

on Nov 17, 2020

Pros and Cons of Installing a Yard Irrigation System

One essential part of a residential property is the lawn. Aside from it adds appeal to your landscaping design, it can even increase its market...

on Nov 15, 2020

Property Location Can Make a Difference in Your Happiness and Health

Are you thinking about investing in a piece of land? If so, you may want to pay close attention to the information referenced in this article....

on Nov 12, 2020

How to Turn a Brick Home into a Log Home

by Guest on Feb 12, 2010

Turning a brick home into a true log home may not be entirely possible, but achieving the look of a log home is certainly feasible.  Creativity, imagination and a willingness to think outside the box will make the transformation smooth and quick.  Search through log home pictures and magazines to help decide on the look desired on both the inside and outside of the house.  When ready, the tips below guide how to turn a brick home into a log home.

Exterior Features

For the homeowner who is determined to have the exterior look of a log cabin on his brick home, attaching siding that is similar in appearance to wooden logs or boards may be an option.  Custom siding, although expensive, can typically be manufactured to fit the needs and desired style of any home.  Fabricated logs can give the appearance of a true log home and transform a brick exterior into a log cabin replica.

Front Porch

Adding or updating a front porch can be another way to give a brick house the appearance of a more rustic log home.  Thick, log pillars are ideal for the support structure of the porch and smaller logs can be used as the railings along the porch sides.  Specialty log home manufacturers will usually carry the wood necessary for such a project, although some larger home improvement and lumber yards may also have the desired pieces.

Faux Painting

The interior of a brick home can be easily transformed into a log cabin like space.  By faux painting wood paneling on the walls, a more rustic look is achieved.  A simple base coat followed by a steady, artistic hand can create the look of the paneling in under a week.  Patience is the key to faux painting wood paneling.  Installing actual wood paneling in a room can be an expensive endeavor, but faux painting takes little more than time, effort and a couple of cans of paint.

For an authentic look and feel to the newly transformed home, the decor must reflect a log cabin.  Consider replacing traditional furniture with rustic, wooden sofas, chairs and tables.  Native American printed blankets or throws will also enhance the rustic feel of the room.  Chunky candles, wrought iron lamps and a glowing fireplace with a bear rug thrown before it are all possible options for making a room appear as it came straight from a log cabin.  Browse through decorating and log home magazines for redecorating inspiration.

Before beginning the transformation of a brick home into a log home, consider the effort involved.  Simple steps will change the space and give it a more rustic feel, while larger home improvement projects can change the facade of the building.  Determine the extent to which the transformation will take place and research the available options.  Check the pricing, and consider hiring a highly qualified contractor to do the home improvements if they are beyond the homeowner's scope of expertise.  Enjoy the transformation and the newly created rustic feel of log cabin decor.

\

Author

Guest

Guest

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Versatility of Cooktops in Kitchen Design

Built-in cooktops are rapidly gaining popularity in today’s kitchen design. Cooktops may offer more freedom and versatility than other stove types...

Appliance / Repair

Improving the Appearance of Your Home with External Wall Coatings

In spite of the many practical reasons for their decision, the majority of people carry out work to their home because they wish to improve or...

Walls / Ceilings / Attics

Do You Really Need an Underlay for Your Carpet?

After spending a good amount of money on your carpet, you may be wondering whether having a cheap underlay for your carpet is important. Maybe you...

Floors / Tile / Hardwood

How to Fit a New Radiator, the Essentials for a Successful Project

You may decide to change your radiator for many reasons, and these could include replacing an old, inefficient radiator to save money and increase...

HVAC / Air Conditioning

Storage and Home Staging: Cutting Down on Your Clutter

Before you can move into a new home, you have got to sell your old home. But doing that is not always easy, particularly in today's market. A...

Real Estate / Finance

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2020