Many who are building custom homes in Flower Mound or any outlying Dallas suburb have a difficult time knowing the difference between home styles or design. From traditional and ranch to farmhouse and modern-contemporary, there are so many choices! We’ve explained a bit about homes that are considered modern-contemporary in style and design below.
Modern-contemporary style homes typically integrate simple, modern lines with nature and include features that are both unusual and in some cases unconventional. Some of the most common characteristics you’ll find in this style home include:
Large or oversize windows, frequently placed in a way that isn’t symmetrical. While expansive windows add elegance to the exterior, their primary purpose is to let lots of natural light into the interior. Essentially, the interior takes on a fresh appeal as large windows make it possible for the indoor and outdoor spaces to flow seamlessly.
Roofs that aren’t typical or conventional. Many modern-contemporary style homes are designed with a flat roof, but you’ll also find some roofs that include arches, towers, or other geometric shapes that make these homes stand apart from the others in the neighborhood.
Open floor plans and a flexible layout are common in this style home, making it possible to embrace outdoor spaces while adapting to the changing needs of your family.
Other key features include the integration of eco-friendly, sustainable materials such as granite countertops and flooring made of bamboo or recycled wood. Today, many people are focused on the environment and how to conserve energy for future generations. Because of this, many desire features that are “green” or eco-friendly, including plumbing and HVAC systems.
Inside the modern-contemporary style home you’ll usually find neutral colors that keep with the minimalist theme, although it isn’t unusual to find bolder splashes of color in drapes, artwork, etc. Soft beige, sand, taupe, and gray are commonly used for walls, while furnishings may consist of pieces crafted of walnut, mahogany, or other wood combined with leather, stainless steel, and glass. What all of these elements have in common are their simple lines and lack of intricate carving or detail.
This gives you a better idea about the exterior and interior of a modern-contemporary style home. Regardless of the style that’s your favorite, the Flower Mound custom home builders at Bud Bartley Family of Builders can help you achieve your dream of the perfect home for your family!