Craftsman Bungalow Home Style

The Craftsman Bungalow Home

The Craftsman Bungalow home is one of the most common house styles that emerged from the Arts & Crafts movement of the early 20th century. Shallow pitched roofs, exposed rafter tails and a mixture of materials like brick, shingles and siding are all telltale characteristics. Our example is a 1-1/2 story bungalow variation that first appeared in the early 1900s and remains popular today.
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Essential Style Elements

Craftsman Bungalow homes feature shallow-pitched roofs with deep overhangs and exposed rafter tails at the eave overhang and decorative brackets at the rake overhang. Deep, broad porch elements with expressive structural components such as rafters, brackets and columns are common. A mixture of materials are used, including brick, shingles and siding.
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Colors & Finishes

Craftsman Bungalow window colors favor warm, earthy browns, greens, burgundies and yellows. The window frame and sash are usually one color, the window trim is a contrasting color and the home’s siding color is close to the color of the window frame and sash.
Craftsman Bungalow colors

Exterior Color Palette

  • ‘Andersen Windows – Choose Color Options: Sandtone’
  • ‘Andersen Windows – Choose Color Options: Canvas’
  • ‘Andersen Windows – Choose Color Options: Prairie Grass’
    Prairie Grass
  • ‘Andersen Windows – Choose Color Options: Terratone’
  • ‘Andersen Windows – Choose Color Options: Forest Green’
    Forest Green
  • ‘Andersen Windows – Choose Color Options: Dark Bronze’
    Dark Bronze
  • ‘Andersen Windows – Choose Color Options: Red Rock’
    Red Rock

Interior Wood Species

  • ‘Andersen Windows – Choose Wood Options: Maple’
  • ‘Andersen Windows – Choose Wood Options: Pine’
  • ‘Andersen Windows – Choose Wood Options: Oak’
  • ‘Andersen Windows – Choose Wood Options: Cherry’

Interior Stain Colors

  • ‘Andersen Windows – Choose Interior Stain Options: Espresso’
  • ‘Andersen Windows – Choose Interior Stain Options: Mocha’

Hardware Styles

Craftsman Bungalow window hardware is known for its functionality. Hinges, sash lifts and locks are integral to the style, and any decorative elements are simple and understated. The most popular hardware finishes are black, distressed bronze and distressed nickel. Craftsman Bungalow doors feature substantially sized hardware usually in black, distressed bronze or distressed nickel finish.
A-Series Double-Hung Lock and Keeper

Double-Hung Hardware

Lock and Keeper in Oil Rubbed Bronze finish

Traditional Lifts

Double-Hung Hardware

Hand Lift, Bar Lift and Finger Lifts in Oil Rubbed Bronze

Casement Hardware

Casement Window Hardware

Traditional Folding Hardware in Black finish


Yuma® Door Hardware

Yuma® hardware features a rectangular escutcheon plate and smoothly curved handgrips that are traditional within the style.

Albany Door Hardware

Albany door hardware offers a slightly rounded plate and straight handles with a very crafted look.

Hardware Finishes

  • Black swatch
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Distressed Bronze
    Distressed Bronze
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Distressed Nickel
    Distressed Nickel
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Gold Dust
    Gold Dust
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Oil Rubbed Bronze
    Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Stone Hardware

Grille Patterns

Andersen Windows Grilles Modified Colonial Pattern

Modified Colonial

Andersen Windows Grilles Tall Fractional Pattern

Tall Fractional


Pattern Book

More On This Home Style

Pattern books from the Andersen Style Library present quintessential details of the most popular American architectural styles, with an emphasis on window and door design. The result of years of research, they exist to make it easier to create homes with architectural authenticity.
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