The first home I ever purchased was an incredibly cute craftsman style Sears catalog home. Back in the early 20th century you could order an entire home out of the catalog and the components were delivered to your lot for someone to piece together. I clearly remember the day the realtor took us to see the house. I took one step inside, saw all the natural woodwork and built-ins and said, “this is it!” We wrote an offer and a few days later the deal was done. There are so many elements of craftsman style that I adore.
This beautiful kitchen sports a craftsman style island with pendant lighting. American craftsman style grew out of the British Arts and Crafts movement and lasted from the late 1800’s through the 1930’s.
Craftsman style has clean lines and many homes are being renovated with a modern vibe by using brighter colors. This bathroom wears a beautiful blue and includes a fun polka dot back splash.
Built-ins are a common feature, like the coat rack and storage area. You’ll also find bead board ceilings in natural wood.
Banquette seating is common in craftsman kitchens, making the most of a small space.
Big porches with chunky columns are a wonderful feature of the arts and crafts movement. Our little Sears kit home had an enclosed porch with plenty of windows. I should scan my photos of that house so I can share them with you.
Mission style furniture is an easy way to add craftsman style to your home.
Exposed beams like you see in this entry way are another element of craftsman style. I like that this space has a mix of warm wood paired with white painted surfaces.
This house exudes the passionate and artistic handicraft that’s a basic staple of craftsman style.
The Arts and Crafts style incorporated locally handcrafted wood, metal, and glass creating elements that were simple and elegant, like the front door of this charming home.
Natural woodwork is a common staple seen in craftsman homes across America.
Photo by Houzz
You just don’t see this beautiful craftsmanship in most homes built today. Whether you like the style or not, you can’t deny the artistry poured into Arts and Crafts homes.
For more information, visit the Arts and Crafts Style website.