Choosing the Right Home Style for You
Often when deciding to renovate your home, the exterior style of the home is something that needs to be considered. In our area there are a variety of popular styles. Taking into account your neighborhood, lot, and personal style are all things to consider when designing the right style for you. Here are some of the popular home styles today.
Cape Cods originated in the 1600s and were designed to withstand the sometimes-stormy weather on the Massachusetts coastline. Cape Cods are traditionally modest boxes with few exterior details — simple gray shingles and a dormer window or two — but they have evolved over the years, now incorporating different styles and influences.
With details inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement, Craftsman homes are known for their broad front porches with thick, square columns. These homes are often economical bungalows and feature clean lines, warm colors and natural materials.
These often single-story homes with large, overhanging eaves usually include a large sliding door that connects the indoor spaces with a courtyard or patio outside. Ranch homes often have an attached garage that blends with the rest of the house.
Colonials have a formal feel and stately look, with a restrained style developed by settlers from Europe who brought their architectural influences with them. Many traditional symmetrical Colonials have a brick facade, flat front and a prominent front door flanked by columns.
Known for their steeply pitched roofs, pointed arched doorways and decorative half-timbered exteriors, Tudors often have a medieval look and feel. Tall and narrow windows grouped in multiple locations, sometimes with decorative crossbars for visual interest, give Tudors a distinct sense of style.
Contemporary homes are a broad category that often feature an interesting mix of natural materials, horizontal lines and flat or low-pitched roofs. These homes often emphasize a strong connection between the indoors and outdoors, with large walls of glass that allow natural light inside
Whatever your style, Glickman can help you build the home remodel of your dreams!