A custom home builder knows that your home is a reflection of your personality and lifestyle. At Camelot Homes, we are known for our attention to detail and our ability to create the luxury home of your dreams. When it comes to selecting certain architectural elements and designs, we also know it’s helpful to have an understanding of design terms. Below are a list of the most common home types.
Modern Home Design
Often used interchangeably with the term “contemporary,” modern home design originates from the mid-century styles that featured sleek, clean lines. If the modern design look is something you want your custom home builder to incorporate, plan for intentional asymmetry, minimal adornment and an overall look that’s simple, yet sophisticatedly elegant.
Other common elements in modern home design include:
- Horizontal composition (flat rooflines)
- Corner windows and oversized windows
- Smooth surface cabinetry (kitchens and bathrooms) without handles to disrupt the look
With a traditional home design style, you are looking at classic details and composition. Traditional home design elements use symmetry and balance to create an aesthetic that offers warmth, refinement and timeless color palettes. Traditional style doesn’t mean floral patterns that were popular in your grandparents’ home.
Today’s traditionally styled home features furniture arranged symmetrically to create conversational areas, classic hardwood cabinetry with elegant stone countertops, and neutral paint colors with an accent wall covered in a great wallpaper. It is crown mouldings, wall sconces and a fireplace mantle ideal for displaying family photos. A traditional design includes familiar touches that have stood the test of time and will continue to look stunning for many more decades.
Urban Home Design
An urban design typically takes its inspiration from the industrial loft apartments found in cities like New York and Chicago. This distinctive look has grown in popularity, making its way beyond the urban landscape and into the sprawling homes of cities like Scottsdale. Urban design often includes expansive windows, open concept living spaces and exposed structural materials like beams and brickwork. An urban kitchen design may combine concrete counters with stainless steel appliances, wood and glass cabinetry, and metal accents.
Your Perfect Home
Whatever your style and design preferences might be, Camelot Homes can be the custom home builder to take you there. We will help you select just the right finishes to make your modern, traditional or urban dream home a reality.