MAUMEE, OHIO – A variety of newly-introduced Fypon® polyurethane pieces are designed to complement the symmetry associated with Federal and Georgian homes. For both the interior and exterior of these home styles, Fypon has launched architecturally-correct products that enhance the overall appeal of Classic home styles.
"The Beacon Hill area of Boston isn't the only area in the country that boasts Federal style homes," says Joe Thourot, LEED AP, and associate at Duket Architects Planners. "You can travel all along the eastern seaboard from Maine to Georgia and find great examples of this architecture style. The same is true with Georgian style homes, which originated in the northeast.
"The strong symmetry and sense of history of these home styles still resonates with many people. There are design elements within them that are used today to create homes that remain timeless. Most importantly, these homes balance the public and private spaces of the house and create impressive curb appeal because of their well-balanced front elevations."
Symmetry, Style and Fypon
To highlight the exterior of Federal and Georgian style homes, Fypon offers low-maintenance columns, shutters, door surrounds and window crossheads. Newly-introduced Fypon classic rails and newel posts with trim collars, rail blocks and baluster panels are ideal for these house exteriors.
On the home interiors, architecturally-accurate Fypon accent mouldings create show-stopping rooms. Newly-designed crown, casing, baseboard, sills and chair rail millwork pieces all combine to create rooms with personality in Federal and Georgian style homes. A judge's paneling or wainscot treatment can also be created in feature rooms using versatile Fypon pieces to create interior appeal.
Classic Colors for Classic Style Homes
According to Kate Smith, chief color maven with Sensational Color, muted neutral colors with dark accents, white trim and a "pop" of color on the front door all fit Georgian and Federal homes style exteriors.
"A bold color on a front door of a traditional Federal home --- like pomegranate or burnt pumpkin --- gives the home an updated look and says the owners have personality," says Smith. "Interior palettes for these home styles cover a broad range of grays, beiges, greens and blues. Then they are accented with deep, rich colors such as gold, burgundy and navy."
Smooth polyurethane pieces most frequently complement the classy, upscale Federal and Georgian home designs. "Whether painted a crisp white or an enhancement accent color, the durable Fypon pieces grab the attention of the eye and complete the classic design of these home styles," says Smith.
A new Fypon Style Guide was created with assistance from Duket Architects Planners to provide guidance to all homeowners wishing to embellish their homes with architecturally-correct interior and exterior pieces.
Users of Fypon's Style Guide are shown how to incorporate Classic style polyurethane millwork into both existing homes and new home designs. As with all Fypon products, the pieces recommended resist moisture and insects. They also resist rotting, warping, cracking, chipping, peeling, and are weather resistant.
Fypon offers thousands of decorative millwork elements in a variety of architectural styles to enhance the interior and exterior of America’s homes. Each piece is crafted from tough, weather-resistant, high-performance materials that are resistant to decay, insect infestation and water damage for long-lasting beauty and low maintenance. Part of consumer products company Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), Fypon LLC is owned by Therma-Tru Corp. For additional infor