One of the most extensive questions to ask yourself before building a home is “Do I want a contemporary build or a classic structure?” It is eminent to pick what is truly perfect for you as a homeowner and it begins with this very important question.

It is 2021 and you are finally ready to commit to building your home from scratch, you know the chosen area, you have figured out the design of your future backyard, how many bedrooms and bathrooms you want, and how big you want your garage to be. You know that you want your house to be ‘cozy’ and aesthetically pleasing, but you haven’t thought much about the overall structure of your home.

What Are Classic House Styles?

Scandinavian or Cape Cod, Craftsman, Barnhouse, Victorian, Colonial, Cottage, French Provincial, Neoclassical, and Ranch.

Traditional home designs are inspired by 18th and 19th-century European décor. It is a timeless style that exemplifies elegance and comfort. The term ‘traditional’ is vague. It doesn’t speak of any era or a specific period. If something is ‘traditional’, then it comes from ‘tradition’ which is a transmission of customs or beliefs through time. While many people associate traditional with boring and predictable, with creative inputs taken from over two centuries, the traditional style of home décor is not always dull. While you might not get the eccentricity or wildness in a traditional home, consistency and symmetry play a huge role in creating an ideal traditional interior design style living space. It juxtaposes design elements from the past with modern décor and creates a unique living experience. Imagine a sophisticated spin on the 18th/19th Century European décor. The traditional style is usually preferred by homeowners who appreciate history, timeless art, symmetry, and antiques.

What Are Contemporary House Styles?

The contemporary style embraces minimalistic elements highlighting grays, blacks, beiges, and shades of white. Sleek, thoughtful, hidden details emphasize an edited aesthetic. Contemporary style offers an ‘everything in its place’ interior featuring designs that are high on function and simplicity and low on collections and fuss.

Contemporary homes tend to emphasize energy efficiency, sustainable materials, lots of natural light, and the use of recycled non-toxic materials.

Which Style Should You Choose?

If you want a timeless, ‘cozy’, classic feel to your home go with the traditional style. If you are more interested in a simple, clean-cut, sustainable, smart, and practical, then always choose the contemporary style. 

Make sure to contact Garrison Creek Construction to begin your journey on building your dream home.