Modern Floor Plans
Will Stand Out With Genuine Curb Appeal
Modern style housing began growing in popularity after World War II when there was a construction boom and the traditional styles of the past were largely abandoned. While traditional homes will always be extremely popular, some designers wish to push the boundaries and grow with their trade to generate modern house plans. These homes will stand out with genuine curb appeal and be the envy of the block. Clean lines, large expanses of glass and interesting rooflines create a design aesthetic that speaks of 21st century technology. Modern homes use a variety of innovative building materials such as fiber cement siding, with steel, concrete and glass construction.
With a growing number of eco-conscious consumers, modern homes have become increasingly popular because their stand-out style can accommodate less traditional materials. A modern home will usually have a low-pitched or flat roof with wide eave overhangs. Interesting rooflines may house solar panels and provide shaded overhangs to keep the interior cool during summer months. Windows can be playful, making it easier to place them in the perfect location to maximize sunlight. Modern homes are often sited on a narrow lot to minimize land use – this will most likely become a priority for homeowners in the future. They often lack any decorative detailing and may be purely white or painted a bold color to stand out from the crowd.
The floor plan of a modern home is almost always an open layout to draw nature in through the large windows dominating exterior walls. Straight lines and contemporary materials such as concrete, quartz and laminate continue the simplistic design aesthetic. Build a one story plan or design for an upper loft that supports an open layout but provides additional space for bunking. Outdoor living space may be the most important feature, as it will be visible through an abundance of windows and should feel like a continuation of the home.