Get The Look: Colonial
An iconic American architectural style, the Colonial continues to get lots of love from home buyers and home builders alike. Colonials are known for their symmetrical facades with centered doors flanked by windows. This modern-take on a classic embraces its American heritage with a patriotic color pallet.
Blue, white and red is the quintessential American look and a perfect choice for this iconic Colonial. To keep it architecturally accurate Restoration Classic clapboard siding was used for the body of the house. Cedar Impressions, cedar inspired shingles, in matching Pacific blue we used in the eaves.
Accent trim is not just for interiors. In fact, they have the same effect of enhanced character and charm when added to the exterior. Here a dentil trim detail has been added to the roofline of the garage.
No Colonial would be complete without a white picket fence. Get the look for yourself by adding a charming Danbury Concave Select fence with matching gate to the edge of your property.
Featured products: Exterior
- Restoration Classic™ siding, Pacific Blue
- Cedar Impressions® Double 7" Straight Edge Perfection Shingles, Pacific Blue
- Vinyl Carpentry® trim and accessories, Colonial White
- Restoration Millwork® Trim, Natural White
- CertaWrap® Weather Resistant Barrier
- Danbury Concave Select cedar fence, white
- Danbury Concave gate, white
Roofing options are no longer limited to charcoal gray or brown. A wide variety of color options are available in many different styles. Selecting a roof in keeping with the style of the house as well as the overall color palette creates a ton of curb appeal. CertainTeed’s Landmark cedar shake inspired asphalt shingles in Birchwood were selected to complete this Colonial look.
Due to more stringent building codes and tighter building envelopes, indoor air quality is more important than ever. According to the EPA, air pollution levels can be up to 100 times higher indoors than outdoors. To improve air quality first start with AirRenew® drywall, it actively removes formaldehyde from the air, also consider adding a HEPA filter to your vacuum or live plants to your décor.
Rich, dark cabinetry creates an inviting space when contrasted against all-white marble counters, backsplash and walls. Unfortunately nothing stains the brilliance of white faster than mold and mildew. To combat against this select moisture resistant products such as SmartBatt insulation with MoisureSense technology and Diamondback tile backer.
The average person spends up to a third of their lives sleeping so it’s important to create a healthy sleep environment. AirRenew drywall improves air quality by removing formaldehyde from the air so you breathe and sleep better. And good news for those who put fashion first – it will even work under a bold graphic wallpaper, like the one seen here, or your favorite water based paint.