6 House Styles To Go For

download (86)Did you know that you have many house style choices than you can imagine? If you are planning of constructing a house here are a few house styles that you can choose from:

Craftsman

This style was popularized by Gustave Stickley, an architect and furniture designer. The style emphasizes on natural materials: brick, stone and wood. Its characterised by low-pitched gable roofs and wide front porches that are supported by large piers and tapered columns.

The interior of the house has exposed beams, large fireplaces and build-in furniture.

Contemporary

They were popular between 1950 and 1970 and they feature tall windows that allow plenty of light in. This aids in saving you energy bills as you don’t have to warm the house or light the bulbs.

There are some architects that design contemporary houses made from recycled non-toxic materials. There are others that are a mix of different materials such as stone, brick and wood.

Colonial home

It originated in the 1600s and is characterised by evenly shuttered windows, chimneys, dormers, and columns. The windows are usually double-hung and have small, equally sized square panes.

While the style can be found in every part of the world, it’s very common in the East coast, Midwest and Deep South America.

There are many variations of the colonial style. The most common variations being: Dutch, Georgian, and Federal. Each style is unique and you should work with your architect to come up with a design that is right for you.

French provincial

The style is inspired by the estates of the French countryside and it became popular during the First World War.

There are many modern styles that are adopting many features from this style. For example, there are many modern styles that come with steep roofs and symmetrical proportions.

Mediterranean

The style became extremely popular in 1918-1940. The homes have a hacienda style where the roofs are made from red tiles and the surfaces are plastered.

The style is very popular with the rich and there are many modern styles inspired by it. The original features such as balconies, patios, red tiles and heavy wooden doors are still found in the modern styles.

Modernist homes

These are homes that were built between 1920 and 1940. Their common features include flat roofs, balustrades, glass block walls, stucco walls and zigzag designs.

Conclusion

These are just a few of the house styles that you should go for. You can incorporate a few of the modern features to your style or use the original features. Regardless of your choice, you should ensure that you work with a professional architect.