NEW HOME PLANNING: Step 2: What’s your design style?

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NEW HOME PLANNING: Step 2: What’s your design style?

There are so many styles of homes to build today from the most traditional to the most modern.  You can find inspiration on the web in places like and, you can also gather ideas from home design magazines.  Here are just a few popular styles to get you started.



A popular choice os the traditional Cape Cod home. This style of home has clean classic lines with dormers and has stood the test of time. It is not overly ornate and is easily recognized throughout many areas of the country.



Maybe your style and taste run more towards a Shingle Style home with it’s exterior shingles, wide porches and varying rooflines and features. These are truly classic style homes that are recognized for their beauty as well as their easily recognized features.



You may even be considering a Craftsman Style home.  Craftsman styled homes feature broad overhangs, low-pitched roofs and the use of various building materials featuring fantastic stonework and wood working details throughout.

These are just a small sample of the house styles to choose from and below is a more comprehensive listing with some you may not have even heard of before.

With so many styles of homes that you could build it’s important to decide what you like and desire in a new home.

What are YOU going to be happy with for years to come? Then contact an architect or design/build firm to start working on the plans for that home. They will be able to work with you to create the floor plans, situating the house within your lot, window layouts and create drawings so that you will be able to see your dream home start to materialize.
Next up in our segment – Deciding on your floor plan and designing for how you live.


Shingle Style: Traditional Exterior design by Burlington Architect Smith & Vansant Architects PC

Craftsman Style:

Written by:

Todd Vendituoli, owner of Todd Vendituoli Construction L.L.C. in Vermont .  He also writes for:

Find him on the web at:!/TALV58

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