How Do You Decide On A Custom Home Style?

November 8, 2017

When you've made the decision to invest in a custom home, it's important to have a good sense of your own style before you begin making choices and customizations. The style you choose will be one you live with for many years and should fit your own tastes and family needs. At McNair Custom Homes, we understand how important it is to own a unique home - one that stands out proudly from the rest.




Traditional houses allow for casual living. This style is a perfect home for new growing families and individuals that are looking for a house with an old fashioned charm with a modern lifestyle. You can expect to see elements that combine practicality and accessibility with a classic look. Most often, traditional homes will have few embellishments on the exterior. This architectural style is the most popular in the structure of American homes.


Mediterranean or Old World Style
Mediterranean homes display a rich rustic elegant structural design that is inviting, warm, and comfortable. There’s an emphasis on elements looking antique or vintage but durable. Think of plaster walls, marble or high-quality stone floors, and massive fireplaces. Exterior features may include complex rooflines, stone, and copper. 


Farmhouse Style

Thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines, more custom home buyers are looking for Farmhouse Elements. Farmhouse style typically follows many 19th century designs, incorporating utilitarian features with simplistic beauty. Features include tall, narrow windows laid out for cross breeze, large porches, wood siding, and may even include a metal roof.



Modern homes use lower sloping roofs, horizontal windows and fireplaces without fussy flourishes or decorations. The style embraces simplicity and clean lines, snubbing fussy details, and using higher quality materials like stone, marble, and hardwood elements.



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