In this post, we’re going to talk about some of the more popular elements of modern home design that can be incorporated into your custom home in Dallas.
Essentials of Modern Architecture
Simplicity is Key
With modern housing architecture, less is more. From design to materials, from exterior finishes to interior floor plans, everything revolves around simplicity.
Simple Floor and Roof Plans
Conventional homes tend to have traditional layouts, with floorplan designs constrained by load-bearing walls which are required throughout the structure. Modern designs allow more flexibility. as those load-bearing walls are usually not required for advanced, modern architecture.
Modern homes are usually designed with clean, effortless layouts that provide a logical arrangement of rooms, parking spaces, and landscaping.
Similarly, modern home designs tend to focus on simple roof designs rather than old-fashioned gabled and pitched roof designs.
Clean Lines and Geometry
Modern housing architecture emphasizes clean and crisp lines with interesting geometry. It tends to incorporate horizontal and vertical elements and usually excludes unnecessary embellishments or outlandish ornamentation.
Vertical and horizontal elements create a form of hierarchy and bring balance to the overall look and feel of the design.
Bring Natural Light into Interiors
One of the more prominent features of most modern house designs is large, unadorned windows. Large windows tend to have beautiful curb appeal from the outside, and allow natural light to play a part in the interior aesthetic.
Open Up the Space
Unlike traditional homes which have interior floor plans requiring walls and doors for structural integrity, modern houses make use of the open spaces their advanced architecture allows. Traditional homes typcially include closed rooms and separated kitchens and dining rooms, while modern, contemporary architecture favors open floor plans. One prominent example is that their kitchens are usually merged with living areas to create more space and add functionality. Such open floorplans lend themselves to comfortable gatherings and easy flow of traffic throughout the house.
Neutral Color Palettes
Neutral colors are the current trend when it comes to interior color selection for most modern houses. Neutral tones add light and and a sense of “lightness” to the interior feel, especially when integrated with the natural sunlight provided by most modern designs.
You may, however, want to play around with textures to accentuate and draw attention to your house’s contemporary elements.
Bare Floors in Eccentric Finishes
Bare flooring with premium finishes is the latest trend. Keep the look of your house interior modern yet minimal by choosing hardwood, vinyl, marble, glazed tiles or even concrete flooring.
These materials may cost more than carpets or rugs, but they tend to be easier to clean and more hygienic in addition to looking beautiful.
Contemporary Exterior Details
Your house exterior is equally important to the overall look of a modern house. Open parking lots, plenty of greenery or xeriscaping, and dedicated patio space can all add to the look of the modern home exterior.
There is a wide array of materials ranging from metals to synthetics to even bricks and wood that can be used both in the actual construction or as accents, to add to the exterior aesthetic of a modern home.
Another element that can be especially impactful with modern designs is exterior lighting. Solar LEDs, perimeter lighting, landscape lighting and even tree lighting can make your custom home stand out.
We hope this post has offered valuable insights about modern custom home essentials. For more questions or to provide your feedback, you can reach out using the comments section below. We’d love to hear back.