Modernism isn’t just a building’s design style. It’s also a way of living, and it has been an undeniable trend. Modern homes are physically pleasing to the eyes, but it’s their efficiency in utilizing natural resources, extensive functionality and a certain receptivity to structural innovation that make them exceptional.
Characteristics of a Modern Home
Boxy – Modern houses usually have flat roofs, grid windows and industrial features. The indoor elements are also boxy in design as if everything has four lines and four corners, which in effect makes them appear clean and modern.
Concrete or stone elements – When it comes to the exterior, modern houses usually use concrete or stone elements, combined with wood siding.
Open concept layout – The interior of modern homes commonly follows this concept, a large room for the living areas, with the living room connecting seamlessly into the dining and kitchen.
Limited palette – Most modern homes use a limited range of colors for the exterior and interior. The shades of black and white dominate the palette, with some touch of gray or light browns to soften things up. However, you can also opt to get away from a two-toned palette. For example, if you’re in a rustic area, you can make use of warm wood siding so that it’ll blend well with your neighborhood, but can still exude the modernity you desire.
Windows and doors fit in with the design – Modern houses have clean lines, crisp angles and sleek designs. Hence, it’s essential to also combine the house with windows and door styles that can create a bold statement. Homeowners should use door styles and glass designs with a contemporary feel.
How Can I Achieve a Modern Home?
Therma-Tru® Pulse® Collection doors offer various styles, and homeowners have the freedom to choose them along with the material, glass and frames. Pulse doors are characterized by crisp angles, sleek designs, clean lines and a vintage look that all come together to make a bold modern statement in any home.
Knowing the characteristics of a modern house is one step closer to achieving your dream home. To build it, you’ll need a trusted contractor who can do the job for you, whether you need door or roof replacement. Call Turner & Sons Roofing & Siding LLC at (860) 346-7405, or fill out our contact form to discuss your project. We serve clients in Middletown, CT.