GET THE LOOK: RUSTIC RANCH
The ranch is one of the most popular styles in America, and one of the most likely to suffer from a design rut. Not the case here! Learn how to highlight the unique characteristics of the style to create a one-of-a-kind look.
Board & Batten siding alternates wide and narrow vertical panels in a simple design. Using it here gives this traditional ranch distinctive architectural style. The eaves are covered in Cedar Impressions® Shingles a beautiful detail that adds charm without the upkeep or expense of real cedar.
The doors, windows, and roofline are trimmed in Restoration Millwork® Exterior Trim in clean, classic white. Trim is a cost effective way to add visual interest to the exterior of your home, in this case providing cool contrast to the forest green of the exterior siding.
A simple privacy fence running the length of the side yard adds property separation. Chesterfield fence in creamy Canyon Blend coordinates perfectly with the house siding and trim for a beautiful exterior design.
Add easy rustic charm with a cedar-inspired shingle. Landmark shingles in Pewterwood are used on the majority of the roofline. The dual-layered construction of the shingle gives the roof the same appearance of depth and dimension as traditional wood shake roofing, but with extra protection from the elements. .
Reintroduce the idea of a great room with a show-stopping wall treatment like the color-stained wood planks seen here. Before the boards are applied, AirRenew was installed, a formaldehyde absorbing drywall, which helps clean the air making this room a great place to hang out in more way than one.
Indoor-outdoor living solutions can be a great away to extend your living space if properly constructed. Highly efficient SmartBatt insulation with MoistureSense Technology, used here, not only regulates room temperature it has an integrated smart vapor retarder that keeps moisture from building up in the wall, and helps reduce the potential for mold and mildew growth. AirRenew Drywall is then hung to help to improve indoor air quality for plenty of fresh air - indoor and out.
Using wood-grain ceramic tiles in the shower rather than on the floor gives this rustic bathroom a modern twist. Before laying the tile it is important to first attach a high performance, water-resistant tile backer to the wall. DiamondBack, used here, has a water resistant core making it an excellent choice in moisture prone areas such as bathrooms.
To make sure this elegant bathroom stands out for its charm and not the noise of running water cascading through the house, batt insulation was installed. SmartBatt with MoistureSense technology was chosen for its superior moisture management which helps protect against. Tip: Bathroom noise is actually a relatively easy fix, even in older homes, with proper insulation and drywall solutions.