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Design Trend: Farmhouse Chic

Farmhouse design makes its way indoors!

Reclaimed wood, aged metals, and distressed details are showing up everywhere in interior design. Farmhouse Chic decor has a soft elegance with a rustic edge – perfect for dressing up a small cottage or a Craftsman Bungalow.

Sliding barn doors are a great way to save space, and typically work anywhere you might use a pocket door. You can find a brand new, ready-to-install barn door, or get crafty and salvage one. A salvaged door can be refinished or simply cleaned up for a distressed look, and mounted with new hardware, like wall-mount kits from Johnson Hardware.

Farmhouse Chic Barn Door: The Lariston Plan #815

Master Bath of The Lariston Plan #815

HOME PLAN 1272-THE CLEARLAKE IS NOW AVAILABLE

This home plan has a modern Craftsman exterior that is distinctively appealing.

NOW AVAILABLE!

Double doors open into the living space where the great room, dining room, and kitchen blend together. Retreating glass doors present rear views and expand living outdoors seamlessly. This home plan’s kitchen layout promotes easy work flow and casual entertaining, and the nearby mud and utility rooms are tucked away near the garage.

Click here to see home plan #1272-The Clearlake!

Home Plan #1272 - now available

3 beds, 2.5 baths, approx. 2115 sq.ft.

HOME PLAN 1371-THE DRAKE IS NOW AVAILABLE

This home plan uses mixed materials to create a detailed Craftsman exterior.

NOW AVAILABLE!

The great room is open to the island kitchen, and the dining room leads to a cozy screened porch with a fireplace in this home plan. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet, and the master has two. The three car garage enters across from the walk-in pantry into a mud room. The nearby utility room has outdoor access under a covered porch with this home plan.

Click here to see home plan #1371-The Drake!

Home plan #1371 - front rendering

4 beds, 3 baths, 2,494 sq. ft.

American Craftsman Home Style

By Charles Richardson

When exploring the latest popular trends in the housing industry, homeowners sometimes overlook the style of the house itself. This is unfortunate because the type of home you build will largely set the tone for the type of interior and exterior designs that will be aesthetically optimal. “The style, or type, of house you select is the single most important thing to consider when building a home,” says Chuck Tripp of Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. “It is important to select a style that not only reflects your particular taste, but is also suitable to your lifestyle.” After all, functionality is a key component to effective design.

Today we are going to discuss one of the most versatile house styles: American Craftsman Home style.