Remodeling Projects That Fit Your Home’s Architecture – Craftsman Home
Craftsman style homes were born out of the Arts and Crafts Movement, and place an emphasis on natural materials — wood, stone and brick. They typically have wide front porches and low-pitched roofs, especially in “bungalow” style craftsman homes. The interior’s open floor plan often features built-in furniture, large fireplaces and exposed beams. They became popular in the late 1800’s, and are most popular in northern Midwest states, including Illinois and Minnesota.
1. Coordinate the Front of the House:
a. Appearance is an important factor to consider on all Craftsman style homes as they were structured during the Arts and Crafts Movement.
b. Give the home new life by introducing a unified color scheme to the outside.
c. Add flower containers on/near the porch of the home to complement the colors of the home or garden.
d. Add interest to the windows with craftsman-style wood framed screens. You could also add a wooden railing to the porch to match the windows or front door.