The style of arts and crafts bungalows has never failed to attract a lot of people. For those who want to build a bungalow with homey and relaxing mood, this arts and crafts idea will definitely the best. However, have you known about the characteristics of an arts and crafts bungalow yet? If you have not known yet then I suggest you to read further because today’s discussion is about arts and crafts bungalow style.
The concept of bungalow with arts and crafts style is very notable; it usually has big porch and gabled roof. Commonly, this type of bungalow has a story and a half, however, you may also meet single story bungalow. All of the rooms, such as living room, kitchen and bathroom, will usually be on the first floor. Meanwhile, the second floor is only used as the master bedroom since it is just a half story. This is the typical concept of bungalows with arts and crafts design. As for the furniture concept, they should complement each other very well, not to overwhelm the other instead. Therefore, it will be much better if you opt for simple and compact craftsman furniture.
According to an associate professor from Northern Arizona University, Tom Paradis, the square configuration and gabled roof of arts and crafts bungalows are highly influenced by Japanese house. It also has a roof line with low pitched style that exposes the rafters. With woodwork base or stone base, an arts and crafts bungalow’s overhang will be supported by the square columns. Similar to arts and craft house concept, most features of arts and crafts bungalow are also dominated by handcrafted woodworks, both exterior and interior.
The Color Scheme
Aside from the obvious characteristics of arts and crafts bungalow design, another characteristic that is very notable is the color scheme. The first color scheme you need to learn is the interior color scheme. The interior color theme of arts and crafts bungalows is natural or earthy colors. One of the commonest inspirations is vegetable garden’s colors. In example, for the wood trims of your bungalow’s walls, purple, blue, beige and green will definitely be a good deal. Red stains on brown oak color will also be a perfect choice for your furniture. Usually, the stains color is darker than the wood furniture so it will make a great emphasize. You can complete the entire interior design with leather sofa or chair so the craftsman mood will be much stronger.
Meanwhile, the exterior color theme of arts and crafts bungalows is not much different, it is still dominated by earthy colors. An arts and crafts bungalow is usually stone or brick constructed so you do not need to paint the whole exterior walls with wall paint. In addition, you can also add other natural colors to the exterior such as gray, brown, green and slate color. Meanwhile, the common colors used for the bungalow’s roof is slate colors. As an alternative, you can also use terracotta tiles as the roof choice for your bungalow.