The arts and crafts movement of 1898-1925 is the inspiration behind the craftsman style home design. Nature and the natural world is also a key factor in Craftsman design. Traditional Craftsman-style exterior design elements were created to blend with the natural environment and extend outdoor living into the indoors, to make the residents feel a closer affinity to the particular natural landscape upon which their home sat. Classic Craftsman touches include clean lines, a warm and inviting atmosphere, a large front porch and a grand front door that opens directly into the living room. This style utilizes a lot of natural wood.