When people decide it’s time to renovate their homes, they usually come to us for one of two reasons:
● They’ve just purchased a lot or an existing home and want to design and build a new house.
● They’ve lived in their home for years, love where they are, and want to make substantial changes to make their space even better.
The first is the easiest. Your design ideas are more open and able to be applied to a new design or may be solidly in place. You might have drawings to paper long before you find the perfect space.
But the second, that’s more of a challenge. You love your neighborhood. You love your community. You love being where you are. But your home … you’re quickly falling out of love with your space. It doesn’t suit your lifestyle anymore.
That’s where dreaming becomes a good thing. It gives you a chance to look beyond what you see, and focus in on what could be. Even if you can’t “see” it with a clear eye, you know there’s potential, and you’re willing to find out what it is. And modifying your old home to fit your new ideas is a more complex process.
If your dreams have you wishing for a new contemporary house design that better fits your personality and lifestyle, you’ve come to the right place. But first, let’s define what a contemporary house design really means.
What is a Contemporary House Design?
Contemporary house design is all about the now. Where modern design refers to a specific period and architecture created between the 1920s and the 1950s, contemporary design refers to what can be produced today; what’s in store for our future.
Contemporary designs will feature more open plans, flowing spaces, state-of-the-art materials, technology, glass, and metals. You’re likely to see a more natural color palette used throughout the construction, often in natural materials, blacks, whites, greys, and if color is used, pure saturated tones.
When people say they want a contemporary house, several things usually move to the top of their lists:
● They want a minimalist look and feel.
● They want clean lines from top to bottom.
● They want an open concept.
● They want to explore spaces, materials, and connections for the twenty-first century, not adhere to old architectural styles.
Sound good so far? Or maybe you’re still not entirely sure. We understand. It’s a big decision. It can be a process before you settle on a final design.
Thankfully, you can use the internet to help you along.
Start by browsing through available sites that provide images of contemporary architecture, spaces, and materials to discover the look you like best. Use these sites’ abilities to gather images or Pinterest to create pinboards with your favorite styles. Then refer back to your selections to find out what sticks. You’ll see patterns quickly emerge. And you can use them to share your ideas.