Get the Look: THE VICTORIAN
Few things are prettier than a well-executed Victorian home. From the outside, in, this sterling grey stunner with matching half-round shingle detail is no exception. Take a tour of this beautifully executed ode to a simpler time.
This pretty Victorian uses two different siding profiles in the same color to offer plenty of visual interest in a timeless and understated manor. The house features Monogram clapboard siding on the body with Cedar Impressions half round shingles used on the eaves both in sterling gray. Both siding options are available in a wide range of colors all inspired by nature.
No Victorian would be complete without lots of trim detail and this is no exception. Another characteristic of the style is a full asymmetrical porch like the one seen here. Finish with a bold pop of color on the door and you’re all ready to welcome guests!
Want an A+ in curb appeal? Take care of every detail then install a blue roof - neutral and original at the same time, this Landmark roof in Atlantic blue is a lesson in extra credit. Plus its dual-layer construction offers added protection from the elements.
Even a room as feminine and flirty as this glamorous Victorian living room would not be complete without a flat screen TV. Make sure it is not the focus of attention by having it double as wall art – seen here above the fireplace. Use an extra-strength drywall like Habito, so you can center it directly over the fireplace even without a stud.
Not a fan of a lot of decorations that constantly need to be cleaned or dusted? This floral wallpaper offers major impact all by itself. Keep the window treatments simple and the room comfortable by making sure there is plenty of insulation in all the exterior walls.
Make guests feel extra special by adding a little glam to the guest room. Clean airy surroundings and a sparkly chandelier make an inviting combination. Assure a comfortable stay by properly insulating the room during construction. Using a moisture managing option like SmartBatt from CertainTeed will give you added comfort knowing this room won’t have mold or mildew problems.
This roofline, like most Victorians, has a lot of peaks which means a lot of hard to reach areas to insulate in your attic. In these cases using a blown in insulation in your attic is an excellent option. Blown in insulations will offer you better coverage, better efficiency and better sound control throughout the lower floors.
A house as beautiful and detailed as a Victorian needs a landscape to match. A line of shrubs and ornamental grasses add texture and height. Flowers are used to provide an infusion of color. A beautiful Chesterfield fence with CertaGrain texture completes the look and pulls it all together.