When building or remodeling your lake home or cabin, how much pine is enough? How much is too much? This is an age old question when it comes to building your dream cabin or lake home in the woods. Most people want some amount of pine on the walls, ceilings, and floors. Pine gives the cabin a warm, natural feel, but deciding how much is a personal choice and often a subject that partners disagree on.
What we hear from our clients is everything from one extreme to another. Some people like more color and therefore are adamant about not having too much pine on the walls. To incorporate more color, we suggest leaving walls and/or ceilings to a drywall or bead board paintable finish. Color can be displayed giving a different type of warmth to a room or the entire home. Some people really want that Adirondack, all wood look, because they think that look is the warmest and easiest to color things up with tapestry, pictures, blankets, rugs etc. In most instances, we are happy to say partners end up with a compromise.
We need to be clear with something here, the more pine walls, ceilings and floors the higher the cost. Many people are willing to use pine coverings sparingly and in the most important areas that are typically the common usage areas such as bedrooms and baths. They like to showcase the natural pine in the great room, especially. There is no right or wrong answer. We have included some pictures that might help you get a “feel” for what you like.
One picture show pine trim only, one incorporates a single wall with the rest being drywall. Other pictures show what an all pine room feels like. If you are considering building or remodeling a lake home or cabin soon, it is good to have an idea as to what looks you like and where in the home to accomplish that perfect personal feel to your getaway. Give us your feedback! We’ d love your to hear from you. If you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, call us at 715-634-4664 anytime.