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7 Craftsman Design Transformations

These craftsman exterior design transformations are from all different house shapes and styles. Take a look at these before and afters to get inspired to update the look of your craftsman home!

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1. Unique Craftsman Two Story

Two tone complimentary paint schemes are quite common in craftsman homes. It helps add color and contrast to the overall design. Keeping with the grays and blues in this renovation gave this home so much curb appeal! I also love how the paint scheme was carried over into the garage doors.


modern craftsman exterior design before and after

2. Modern Craftsman Ranch

Some Craftsman design has been borrowing some of the modern trends in a quasi-modern kind of way. This home takes the dark panted brick and dark gray paint schemes, adds craftsman materials in the cedar shaker siding and the stone knee walls that results in a modern craftsman design for the 21st century.

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3. Craftsman Ranch - Porch and Garage Addition

Color, trim, and materials play a huge role in all craftsman style homes. The stone, and wood elements add an image of quality and warmth while the blue color compliments and the trim adds the needed decorative element that brings out the details. Notice the wood ceiling beneath the post and beam entry gable and the rafter tails above the garage addition. These elements make all the difference when it comes to creating that stunning craftsman design.


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4. 80s Craftsman Conversion

This dated craftsman needed a little bit of love. Changing the color scheme, adding wood and stone elements in favor of the brick and swapping out the windows for a more modern counterpart completely changed this home. I also appreciate how the arched window was swapped out for some matching transoms to welcome this home into the 21st century.

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5. Focused on Earth Tones

Sometimes a simple color refresh can make a huge difference with your craftsman home. Focusing on a blend of complimentary earth tones with a third accent color, in this case it was a deep burgundy, can highlight your home's architecture in the right ways. This particular home also included a two tone paint scheme with the garage volume being a darker shade.



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6. Complete Bungalow Transformation

The above transformation of this beautiful bungalow speaks for itself. The stone base that stops as the first floor creates a plinth type appearance, giving the home a look of strength and adding prominence to the first floor. The brighter paint scheme adds dramatic contrast with the gray roof and the accented gable brackets and half glass wood door give compliment to the overall scheme.


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7. Craftsman New Build

Sometimes adding accented materials can help make all the difference with the design. This elevation for instance incorporates a cedar shaker shingle for the shed dormer (say that 5 times fast!) to add a warm material into the mix. Also, the decorative trim elements add a prestigious craftsman quality to the design that's common in the Craftsman language.