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7 Craftsman Design Transformations

Updated: Feb 16

Updating your Craftsman home can refresh its aesthetic appeal and increase its value while making it a more desirable place to live. These Craftsman exterior design transformations are from all different house shapes and styles. Take a look at these Before & Afters to get inspired to update your Craftsman home!

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1. Unique Craftsman Two Story

Two-tone complimentary paint schemes are quite common in Craftsman homes. Color and contrast can work together beautifully when done right. The dark and light grays have the same base tone and the blue door is cheerful, airy, and refreshing. 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

Craftsman design can borrow elements from Modern design, when incorporated thoughtfully. While the cedar shaker siding, wood frames, and front door point to a Craftsman style, the paint scheme and stone knee wall add a Modern flair to this home. This combination can result in a Modern Craftsman design for the 21st century.

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3. Craftsman Ranch - Porch and Garage Addition

The right color, trim, and placement of materials make or break Craftsman style homes. The warmth of the stone and wood elements are balanced with the coolness of the color scheme, with a thoughtful decorative trim detailing. 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.

modern craftsman ranch exterior design transformation

4. 80s Craftsman Conversion

This dated Craftsman needed a bit of creativity. A new color scheme with a thoughtful balance of warm and cool elements completely changed this home! Sometimes new doors are not quite enough of a change and adding a mix of materials, fixtures, and landscaping gives this home the update it needed.