Get the Look: Coastal Bungalow
This carefree coastal bungalow conjures up the feeling of being on a constant vacation. With its open floor plan and large welcoming front porch, it is true to the traditional style that first gained popularity during the early twentieth century as part of the Arts & Craft movement.
Sunshine yellow shutters pop off crisp white clapboard siding on this coastal-inspired bungalow. Monagram clapboard siding in snow was used to achieve the look.
Before the siding goes on, weather protection needs to be built in. A house wrap, like CertaWrap seen here, provides a weather resistant barrier and an added layer of protection against air and moisture damage.
Trim detailing is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to add visual interest to the exterior of a home. Paired with a wide porch and bold accents, this coastal beauty has tons of curb appeal.
To top off this bungalow-style house, designers chose CertainTeed’s Landmark shingles in the color Sunrise Cedar. By replicating the depth and dimension of real cedar shake, Landmark shingles give the roof a beautiful, eye-catching finish. To help maintain the appearance of the roof, these Landmark shingles use an algae-resistant technology that is backed by CertainTeed’s exclusive StreakFighter warranty.
Create a tranquil and inviting living environment by paying attention to what goes on the walls before the paint. Recent studies by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have shown that air pollution levels can be up to 100 times higher indoors than outdoors. AirRenew® drywall, used here, actively removes formaldehyde to improve indoor air quality.
Open floor plans are touted for a lot of benefits – wall-to-wall views, layout versatility and plenty of social space – but while an open floor plan may have lots of pluses consideration should be taken for the use of the space. Proper drywall and insulation solutions can help you keep the noises you want in – think conversation – while lessening those you don’t – traffic, plumbing or noisy neighbors.
The average person spends up to a third of their lives sleeping so it’s important to create a restful and comfortable environment. Adding insulation to interior as well as exterior walls is an easy and cost effective way to regulate room temperature and mitigate external noises for a good night’s sleep.