Deciding for yourself the question of what your future home will be like, you can get acquainted with the characteristics of the most common styles in the architecture of cottages. The design project of each house is developed taking into account the requirements of one of them. Today there are 8 styles:
- Swiss country;
- American country;
In our country, Swiss and American country music with their inherent minimalism and high functionality are not widely used. As well as the uncomfortable and cold modern high-tech style, where there is too much glass and concrete, is not too in demand. But European and Scandinavian, classical and romantic styles are deservedly popular in the construction of houses.
EUROPEAN – PRACTICAL AND RATIONAL
The facade of a European-style house is square or rectangular, the windows are small, in the form of an arch or a rectangle. Doors are made of wood and painted in a contrasting color of the walls. The basement is finished with facing tiles imitating natural stone. Balconies are designed in these houses. They are minimally simple, but the bay windows are always the highlight of the building. Roof – two- or four-slope. The most common roof material is bituminous or red metal. If you want to break away from tradition, use blue tiles. The entrance part of the house is always a low concrete staircase with several steps. European-style houses usually have 1-2 floors and an attic.
SCANDINAVIAN – CONCENTRATE AND RESERVED
Wooden log cabins, popular today, have little in common with rural buildings of past centuries. In modern wooden cottages clearly traces the Scandinavian style. Houses in this style are usually one- or two-story, the facade is made of natural wood, but can also be painted in red, brown or beige. Large, panoramic windows, the absence of a basement and basement, a small threshold in front of the door and a red tiled roof – Scandinavian houses cannot be confused with any other style. The facade of the house can be decorated with carvings, and bay windows and terraces are a continuation of the building.
CLASSICAL – PROPORTIONATE AND ELEGANT
Clear lines and forms are the only thing that has been preserved from the historical classical style in architecture. The facade of the building is always logically adjusted, but elegantly decorated, it always has columns. Windows and doors are rectangular or arched, framed with cornices and moldings. Ceiling height must be at least 3 meters, and the most common part of the house are balconies. The entrance part of the cottage stands out with the help of columns, an original staircase or white stone sculptures. The roof usually has a complex shape, and the plinth of the house is usually finished with stone.
ROMANTIC – EFFECTIVE AND ORIGINAL
Romantic style welcomes the focus on the appearance of the house. Its windows will be in the form of an arch or made in the form of a rectangle with an original visor. The doors will certainly serve as a decoration of the facade, and a spectacular staircase with carved railings leads to the entrance to the house. In such cottages there are necessarily balconies, bay windows, towers and terraces. All elements of the house are usually styled antique. The roof and facade usually have an asymmetric shape, the roofing material is natural tiles.