Get the Look: The Craftsman
True to its name this popular style is all about the “craft”. Born around the turn of the 20th century as an alternative to the opulence of the Victorian area, the craftsman style pledged discipline and a focus on the artistry of building. These credos of quality, restraint and balance remain the hallmarks of the style today.
This house features timeless clapboard siding in charcoal gray. Cedar Impressions shakes in matching charcoal are used on the garage and gables to add texture and charm without the upkeep or expense of real cedar. Decorative trim accents in a Colonial white elevate the exterior of the house from basic build to custom home.
Featured products: Siding/Trim
- Restoration Classic® Double 4” clapboard siding, charcoal gray
- Cedar Impressions® Double 7” straight edge rough-split shakes, charcoal gray
- Restoration Millwork® in Natural White
- Vinyl Carpentry® in Colonial White was used on the cornice moldings and band boards
- CertaWrapTM Weather Resistant Barrier
The exterior look is completed with Landmark shingles, a traditional cedar shake inspired shingle, in Granite Gray. Cedar shakes are a perfect complement to the cottage design but by using Landmark® shingles instead of real cedar, the builders were able to achieve that old world look at a fraction of the cost and with less long-term maintenance.
Tighter construction methods mean houses have less opportunity to breathe; to counter this AirRenew® drywall was used throughout the house. AirRenew actively removes formaldehyde from the air and converts it into an inert compound. When combined with highly-efficient SmartBatt insulation, the walls lay the ground work for a house the whole family will want to hang out.
Carpets, furniture, even air fresheners leach chemicals into the air. Formaldehyde-absorbing drywall, like AirRenew® used here, removes formaldehyde from the air, improving indoor air quality. Adding household plants to your décor is another great way to improve indoor air quality while also adding a pop of natural color.
This sunny kitchen makes the most of the natural light but to make sure energy doesn’t escape out of those beautiful windows, SmartBatt insulation was used in all exterior walls. Not only is it highly efficient, SmartBatt’s revolutionary technology offers superior protection against mold and mildew making it the first step to a cozy and inviting kitchen.
Glass tiles laid in a subway pattern wow as part of a full wall backsplash. To get this look the wall was first prepped with a tile substrate. DiamondBack tile backer is used because it has a water resistant core making it an excellent choice in moisture prone areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.
FENCE & PERGOLA
Often covered by climbing plants such as ivy, pergolas and arbors are great landscape accents that insert shade into a garden area in a relatively quick manner. They can also serve as an entryway welcoming guests to an inviting outdoor space