Architecture 101: The Basics

Craftsman or Victorian? Modern or contemporary? It’s easy to get lost in all the achitecture and design styles out there because of how many there are. But when you’re house or apartment hunting, it’s helpful to know what’s going on in the place where you could potentially put down roots. It’ll also help you root out any homes that simply aren’t your style so that you save time while shopping.


 

1. 26 Popular Architectural Home Styles via DIY Network
 
Colonial, French Colonial, Georgian Colonial–what do they have in common? They’re all types of exterior architectural home styles that you likely pass by every day on your commute without realizing there’s a difference between the 3. Use the links below to see pictures and read about 26 different types of homes so that you can start impressing people with your architectural knowledge next time you’re out on the town.

 

26 Popular Architectural Home Styles


 

2. Home Styles via Better Homes and Gardens
 
There’s more to a house than meets the eye. Find out about the most popular exterior styles and the history that goes along with them.

 

House Styles


 

3. Modern or Contemporary Architecture? The Interiors Addition via Houzz
 
Though interiors typically fall in line with the exterior of a house, there are a few differences in the terminology that make it important to know the difference. A craftsman exterior could have a modern interior, just like a modern exterior could have a contemporary interior. And what is the difference between modern and contemporary, anyway? Find out that and more about interior architecture and design styles using the links below.

 


 

4. Interior Details for Top Design Styles via HGTV
 
Though interiors typically fall in line with the exterior of a house, there are a few differences in the terminology that make it important to know the difference. A craftsman exterior could have a modern interior, just like a modern exterior could have a contemporary interior. And what is the difference between modern and contemporary, anyway? Find out that and more about interior architecture and design styles using the links below.

 

Interior Details for Top Design Styles


 

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