Tips on Building a Modern Home

Let’s look as some tips on building a modern home…

A modern home is distinct with clean lines, simplicity and lots of light. Modern houses have a range of styles Bungalow, French Eclectic, A-Frame, Craftsman, Art Deco, Neo-Classical, Neo-Victorian, Neo-Eclectic, Neo-Mediterranean, Neo-Colonial, Postmodern and Contemporary. If you want to ensure you are getting the modern look you want, take a look at these tips…

The Design

Functionality is key for modern homes. The design is usually based around function. Technology and minimalism take a front seat on modern homes. The design is often concrete, steel and glass. Some modern houses have a smooth and streamline look. Do your research to get an idea of what your top priorities are and what look you love.

Function

The number one component in a modern home is functionality. Don’t design a house that looks great, but doesn’t flow with your lifestyle. You need to really consider what you need first. You will love your home if it suits your real life, day to day.

Colors

Neutral colors reign in modern homes. You can choose any colors you like, but pastels are not generally used in modern homes. Neutrals coupled with bright, bold accents tend to be the modern way. The key is to make sure your colors are complementary and well balanced.

Lights

Most modern designs have a light and almost translucent look. Some types of lights used are pin lights, up lights, wall lamps, spotlights, and lights with dimmers.

Windows

Modern homes have a lot of windows. Aluminum framed windows are often used as well as some wood, if used creatively. Decide if you want lots of light inside your home or not. The majority of modern homes use wide windows to maximize the amount of natural light inside the house.