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How to Get the Craftsman Style Look: Exterior & Interior Tips

Born in contrast to both the elaborate Victorian-style and the Industrial Age, the Arts & Crafts movement brought a focus and renewed appreciation for design and craftsmanship. Starting in America in the 1890s, the Arts & Crafts style has evolved to include Craftsman, Mission, Bungalow and Prairie variations.

Craftsman exteriors typically include the following features:

  1. Low-pitched, gabled roofs
  2. Full- or partial-width porches with roofs supported by tapered columns
  3. Extra stickwork in gables and porches
  4. Wide overhangs with exposed and/or elaborated rafter ends

Examples of Craftsman Style Exterior Details and Features

The examples shown are of Fypon’s polyurethane products, which cost less than their wood counterparts to install and maintain.

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  1. PremiumSelect Tapered Column Wrap
  2. Craftsman Cap and Base Column Accessories
  3. Brackets
  4. Top and Bottom Straight Rails with Square Balusters. Read more about Fypon railing systems and styles.

Other Popular Elements Not Pictured:

Timber TrellisCraftsman Style CrossheadsShaker Shutters

Examples of Craftsman Style Interior Details and Features

Similar to the exterior examples provided, the interior examples are also of Fypon’s polyurethane products which are available in both woodgrain and smooth texture. Their one-piece construction allows for more detail with far less labor compared to built-up wood elements.

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  1. Craftsman Step Crosshead
  2. Casing
  3. Baseboard

Other Popular Elements Not Pictured:

BeamsCrown Moulding