Find Your Home Design Style
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4 Custom Home Styles from Traditional to Contemporary

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One of the most exciting aspects of building a new custom home is deciding on the design style of the house. This decision will guide your choices of colors, materials, siding, and finishes through the build process. Below are several design styles. Let’s find yours!

1. Traditional Home Style

Traditional home style design. Exterior of custom home.

Traditional homes are classic and timeless designs that stand the test of time of fads and style. Taking inspiration from 18th and 19th century Europe, these homes invoke a formal yet inviting aesthetic integrating various textures and lines, and are a wonderful choice for your family for years to come.

Design Features:

  1. Tall, vertical windows around the exterior of the home.
  2. Gabled, various pitched roof lines.
  3. Interiors showcase fireplaces, detailed trim, grand staircases, and French-style doors.
  4. Wrap-around porches and second-level balconies.
  5. Variety of natural materials.

2. Modern Home Style

Modern home style design. Exterior of custom home.

Modern-style homes convey futuristic minimalism through the design aesthetic. With a sleek design approach, industrial build materials may take inspiration from the surrounding landscape. These homes have a show-stopping appeal.

Design Features:

  1. Flat roofs and straight clean lines.
  2. Large, square windows that often make up entire walls.
  3. Built into or incorporating the surrounding landscape.
  4. Interiors often have minimalist finishes, cabinets without hardware, and hidden appliances.

3. Craftsman Home Style

Craftsman home style design. Exterior of custom home.

Craftsman-style homes are one of the most popular home builds in the United States. Dating back to the early 1900s, it is an American home style that offers versatility, classic lines and pairs a historic dedication to craftsmanship with modern functionality.

Design Features:

  1. Large front porches that are sometimes screened in.
  2. Dormer windows and large front porches.
  3. Gable brackets and tapered columns.
  4. Natural exterior finishes including rock and wood.
  5. Window seats and built-in custom shelving.

4. Mountain Home Style

Mountain home style design. Exterior of custom home.

Building in nature calls for a rustic, weather resilient, and cozy design. A mountain-style home incorporates all of those attributes. Taking into consideration the harsher landscape and weather, a mountain design accounts for more durable materials and efficient design to maximize energy efficiency and comfort.

Design Features:

  1. Post-and-beam build using round logs for a log cabin look.
  2. Use energy-efficient and durable materials for the siding and roof including metal, rock, and reclaimed wood.
  3. Exposed trusses, wooden trim, and rock fireplaces.
  4. Large windows throughout the home let natural light in and show off the views.

What's Your Home Design Style?

Whether your dream home is a European-inspired traditional home or a rustic mountain house, our team at DeLeers can help you bring your vision to life.

Message or call our home experts at 920-347-5830 with any questions on choosing a beautiful custom home style.