However, one of the most fundamental considerations is the architectural style of home that you prefer. If you’re not familiar with the most common architectural styles, then this will provide you with a convenient overview.
A custom home is attractive because it can take on any size, elevation or architectural style.
It’s not unusual to find an open living area that combines a kitchen, dining area and family room. Three bedrooms are common as are full basements.
Colonial homes are symmetrical with a centrally placed front door. Two windows are placed on either side of the door, and the upper story features five windows across. A medium-pitched roof, paired chimneys and a stairway directly behind the entry door are common characteristics.
Manufactured homes are built in a factory. They can be placed on metal piers or blocks with skirting. It’s even possible to place these homes over a basement.
Typically, they are found in rural locations, feature functional porches and combine formal and informal spaces.
Because of the smaller footprint and shared walls, townhouses tend to be more affordable. Yards are small, making this an ideal choice for people who aren’t interested in gardening.
With their tapered logs, oversized windows and rustic touches, log cabins are cozy with just the right amount of elegance. Modern log cabins may be tiny or massive, but they nearly always have at least one stone fireplace. Single-story floor plans are preferred, but more people are incorporating lofts or second stories. Handcrafted touches and unique architectural elements make each cabin distinctive.