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Craftsman Home Styles

Craftsman-style homes are both charming and distinct. See how to play up your home’s Arts-and-Crafts aesthetic with these signature exterior details.

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[MUSIC] Craftsman-style homes are known for their moderate size, tapered porch columns, and natural materials. Play up your home's arts and crafts appeal with these signature exterior details. [MUSIC]. Traditional craftsman homes are clad in earthy elements like wood-clad porch, cedar shingles, stonework, and stucco. Substantial stonework is a key element in these humble dwellings, from prominent chimneys to porch columns and walkways. Use color to blend craftsman homes into the landscape. Choose a palette that combines nature-inspired hues such as browns, grays, coppery red, and forest greens. Capitalize on craftsmen charm with handcrafted details. Exposed rafters, rounded rafter trails, and triangular knee braces add architectural interest. Detailed doors and black wrought iron fittings are hallmarks of arts and crafts design. Fashion a craftsman entry with a paneled front door featuring multi-pane windows. Frame bungalow-style home with a welcoming front porch. Classic craftsman porches often feature short, square, or tapered columns. With these ideas, you can celebrate your craftsman's quaint charm and enhance its handcrafted character. [MUSIC]