Get the Look: French Country
French farmhouses are full of romantic charms. Unfortunately, since they are often several centuries old, they are also full of work. Looking for a balance? Check out this rustic-modern version with a little something for every taste. Featuring a gorgeous metal-tile roof and careful construction it is built to be enjoyed, not maintained.
Often overlooked for its aesthetic appeal, a dramatic roof can be breathtaking. For example, this tile panel metal roof in English Toffee is not only gorgeous, but it reflects the sun’s rays which can contribute significantly to the energy efficiency of a home, reducing A/C needs, lowering energy bills, improving indoor comfort, and lengthening the average roof lifespan.
Rustic board-n-batten shutters with rod iron hardware compliment the stone front of this of this French country house. The look is completed with neutral trim that lets the detail work take center stage.
Board and Batten vertical siding is used on the dormer and the other three sides including the back of the house seen here. This is in keeping with a growing trend among homeowners of choosing a multiple-profile approach to the exterior of the home.
In the close quarters of a neighborhood sometimes a little separation is nice. A simple fence can provide sanctuary while adding to the overall aesthetic of the yard. Here CertainTeed’s Galveston fence is used in combination with strategic plantings to offer privacy without fully sectioning off the home from its neighbors.
Welcome with a “wow” by creating a feature wall in your entryway. Simply start with a neutral wall color then select a single piece of art for a gallery-like feel. Use a high-strength drywall like Habito so you can hang the painting where it will have the most impact. This durable product can hold up to 30 lbs on a single #10 screw, no stud, no predrilling and no wall anchors needed.
The average person spends 90% of his or her time indoors and who wouldn’t want to in a space this gorgeous? To maximize your enjoyment, pay attention to your walls before the paint. Proper drywall and insulation solutions can reduce drafts, dampen external noise and improve indoor air quality.
In a multitasking world it is nice to have a quiet place to retreat. Filled with rustic details and layered in neutrals this master bedroom looks every part the at-home getaway and thanks to InsulSafe SP blown-in insulation in the attic above it feels that way too. InsulSafe SP is an environmentally sustainable blowing insulation that offers superior coverage and excellent sound control for reduced energy costs* and a little peace.
* Savings vary. To find out why, go to www.energystar.gov. Higher R-Values mean greater insulating power.