Top 5 Home Styles for 2016

When you’re in the market for a new home there are so many things to consider, number of bathrooms, bedrooms, yard size, kitchen size, neighborhood, price, and so on.   It’s easy to get caught up all the details when it comes to picking out just the right place to kick up your feet and call home.  However, It seems that we often forget about perhaps the biggest defining feature of a home as our minds race with thoughts of all those details.   Let’s stop and take a look at the top 5 home designs to look for in 2016.

Mediterranean Style Homes:

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These homes have a hacienda style but draw most of their looks from, well the Mediterranean. Usually seen with red tile roofs, plaster and lots of archways this style saw its prominence in the 1940’s but continues to be a very popular design today.

 

 

 

 

Ranch Style Homes

RanchstyleThe Ranch style homes are most recognizable by the typically long footprint and low to the ground profile.  This home design was prominent during the 1940’s through the 1970’s and is probably the most common style of home found in the United States.

 

 

 

 

Victorian Homes

old-house-1207692_960_720Arguably the most elaborate and beautiful style on any home design list, the Victorian style originated in England during the reign of Queen Victoria but can also be found in a number of the former British Colonies as well as the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contemporary Homes

large-home-389271_960_720Contemporary homes are defined, quite literally, by new architectural styles taking place today.  These are home styles that are pushing the boundaries of what we think a home should look like.  Often times these homes will mix and match styles and materials from different eras and create a look and feel that is completely unique.

 

 

 

 

Craftsman Style Homes

bungalow-615488_960_720Starting in the 1860’s the Craftsman style home or “Bungalow” is a product of the American Arts and Crafts movement.  The bungalow reached its peak of popularity in the 1930’s but continues to see modern revivals.

 

 

 

 

 

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