October 2014

Architectural Styles For New Home Construction

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If you are planning a new home construction, you are spending a lot of time looking at floor plans and balancing your budget. In the evening, you might be driving through neighbourhoods, admiring various styles of homes. In the past few months, you have learned more about home construction than you ever thought possible. Here is your chance to get to know a little more about some popular home-architectural styles.

Cape Cod

During North America’s colonial years, the Cape Cod style of architecture was designed to reflect the thatched roof cottages found in Britain. These cozy homes feature a steep roof and large fireplaces perfect for winter evenings. Dormer windows stand in a row on the upper level and large windows are featured on either side of the front door.

Craftsman

Between 1880 and 1910, the Arts and Crafts movement was responsible for the popular Craftsman style homes and cottages. Materials for these homes favour natural materials, including stone, brick and wood. You can enjoy summer evenings on the wide front porch or winter evenings in the open floor plan. This is the first home style to feature a breakfast nook.

Colonial

In the 1600s, the Colonial style home was given its own flair depending on the region where it was built. However, all of these homes are symmetrical pleasing. You will find the even number wide, shuttered windows. There will be balance in the number of fireplaces and dormers.

French Provincial

After World War I, this style of home emerged. The style is similar to estate homes found in the French countryside. This home is symmetrical and features steep roofs. You will find many romantic flairs and touches in this architectural style.

Greek Revival

The Greek Revival movement was popular in the 1830s and 1840s. These homes feature beautiful columns and spacious porches. Made from painted plaster, these homes are symmetrical. Generally, these are large and spacious homes, making them a great choice, if you have a lot of land.

These are just a few of the types of home architecture at Trafalgar Homes our designs are more traditional or westcoast styles. To learn more about our design options contact us today.

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