GET THE LOOK: THE GREAT AMERICAN FARMHOUSE
“The American Farmhouse is a timeless classic, modern or not. It is a house for a family. It has an appropriately pitched gable roof, proportional windows, suitable symmetry without being boring, and a certain level of sophistication without being stuffy.” This description, sent to us by Darren Dickerson, the architect behind the home, is such a beautiful summary of this house we had to make it our lead. Let’s take a look inside.
A beautiful gabled roof stands as a focal point of traditional farmhouse design, and this roof is no exception. Topped with Arcadia Shake® shingles in a rich charcoal, the simple black, white and gray color palate makes a bold statement.
You’ll get a richer look and greater durability from a dimensional shingle.
- Arcadia Shake® luxury asphalt shingle, Charcoal Black
- CertainTeed Ridge Vent
- Shadow Ridge® accessory shingles
- SwiftStart® starter shingles
- Roofers’ Select® felt underlayment
- WinterGuard® waterproofing membrane
Vida al aire libre
The neighbors are close, but you would never know it by looking at this beautifully designed outdoor living space. Partitioned smartly with a modern horizontal, semi-private designed fence, the family has plenty of room to relax and enjoy each other’s company. Plus, this a thru-picket “good neighbor” fence is equally attractive on both sides.
Use a fence to define outdoor living spaces and give privacy where needed.
- Breezewood Select Cedar Texture in Artic Blend
Some trends in kitchen design include pot-fillers, a generous kitchen island and multiple dishwashers. While, handy all that moisture can wreak havoc on your walls, ceilings and floors if not properly addressed.
Address the moisture. Select moisture resistant building products to limit your home’s exposure to mold and mildew.
“More clients are planning for the long term with aging in place options,” reports architect Darren Dickerson. Design considerations include wider doorways, wider hallways and bathrooms that can adapt to future needs.
A forever home should also keep in mind indoor air quality and long term comfort levels.
Patterned floor tiles have been popping up in showrooms and on Pinterest boards everywhere. While they can feel brand new now, choose carefully. Bold statements can feel dated quickly.
When it comes to innovations, do your research. New products are being developed every day designed to improve the long term comfort of your home.
According to a Gallup poll, 43% of Americans spend at least some time working remotely. For best results working at home, have a designated space separated from the distractions of a busy house.
Consider sound proofing now. Wall color you can change later. Adding insulation to existing walls, not so easy.