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Decorative Concrete Designs for Bungalow or Craftsman Style Homes
Characteristics of a Bungalow or Craftsman Style HomeThe bungalow plan encompasses many variations, often reflecting regional architectural styles such as the California Bungalow, Chicago Bungalow, Cape Cod, and Prairie Bungalow. The style was inspired by the arts and crafts movement of 1895 to 1935, which embraced simplicity, craftsmanship and use of natural materials.
Typically one-and-a-half stories with wide, projecting eaves
Covered porches accented by stone or wood columns
Traditional exterior materials such as wood siding, brick, stucco and natural stone
Concrete Design Ideas
Since creativity and handiwork are the hallmarks of this craftsman-inspired style, consider combining various decorative concrete elements (such as broom finished concrete with a stenciled border) or creating unique effects by scoring patterns or designs in the concrete and using different stain colors in the separate fields of the pattern.
Stick with color combinations and patterns that echo the exterior and interior finishes, such as flagstone, brick or slate.
Also consider accenting walls, columns and fireplace surrounds with vertical concrete overlays that are stamped or hand sculpted to replicate natural stone.
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