The American Craftsman is a popular style of home that was birthed by the 19th century Arts and Crafts movement. Furniture maker Gustav Sickley designed the style originally and went out to found the Craftsman magazine. His designs put attention to functionality, identifying most Craftsman homes with low pitched rooflines and low, overhanging eaves that expose rafters and decorative beams. The porches attached to these homes are covered with roofs supported by square columns with bases that touch the ground. The interiors normally incorporate wood-based furniture, especially with built-in storages.
This classic American architectural design truly proves to be a timeless and distinctive home-style choice for many homeowners.
Key Elements of a Craftsman Home
The Craftsman is hard to miss when you stroll down the streets. One of New Jersey’s leading roofing contractors Ken Morton and Sons LLC shares exterior and interior elements that gained this home-style its uniqueness.
- Built with natural materials: The Craftsman homes strive to reflect the natural beauty of the environment with neutral earth tones and natural materials like brick, stone and wood.
- Fireplace: Considered the symbol of family in the Arts and Crafts movement, a fireplace in the living room is a staple interior element of this home style.
- Open floor plan: The Craftsman emerged to reform the design and decoration of the Victorian era. Large and open flowing spaces of the Craftsman rejected the use of closed-in rooms found in Victorian houses.
Choosing the Siding Material
High-quality siding materials like CertainTeed Monogram® vinyl sidings are certified to withstand fading and therefore are the best option for this home style. Combine this material with the installation skills of a GAF Master Elite® roofer, you will surely have the best exterior improvement experience.
Siding Color Scheme Ideas
Besides the distinct home features, the Craftsman houses are also recognized widely for the use of striking exterior sidings. Dominant color palettes painted on these homes are medium to dark colors or the earth tone color scheme as an attempt to simulate the natural colors of soil, sky and plants.
Here are some of the color combinations you can use with a Craftsman home.
- The vibrant emerald shade for exterior siding trimmed by clean white lines
- Fresh sky blue partnered with warm wood finishes
- Go bold with fire brick walls and accentuate with lemon to Tuscany shades
- Achieve a whimsical bungalow with playful shades of tan, pear green and baby blue
- Deep-rooted hunter green will blend beautifully with beige trims and accents
The Craftsman style inspires endless possibilities to express your creativity. To help you with your siding choices, turn to Ken Morton & Sons LLC, a premier provider of outstanding roofing and siding repair and replacement services.
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