Here are the Seven Modern Home Design Ideas That Looks Elegant
1. ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS FOR MODERN HOME DESIGN
Building materials are a key factor for modern home design. We recommend considering some alternative building materials for home design. Here are a few materials you can look into:
- Steel Frame
- Shipping Container Homes
- Metal Insulated Panels
Modern house design does not only mean a house that looks modern. We highly recommend modern structural materials. At our firm we tend to do very little wood frame construction. The structure of the house is as important as the look of the house.
Here is a fiberglass house prototype I designed.
2. MODERN HOUSE MATERIALS EXTERIOR DESIGN
You do not have to use new composite materials or alternative materials for a modern house design. Using simple materials or even some traditional materials can be quite modern.
3. GLASS AND TRANSPARENCY FOR MODERN HOUSES
Glass houses are certainly a modern aesthetic. You do not need to build a modern glass house entirely out of glass to have transparency and lots of natural light. You can build a house with large glass openings in the right places to bring in light and accentuate or frame the views.
Here is a lake house we designed with some large windows and sliding glass panels.
4. MODERN HOME COLORS OR NO COLORS
To color or not to color that is the question. This is going to be really dependent on personal taste but do not be scared to use a bit of color in your new modern home design. Use red, yellow, green, purple, and blue. Why not put a little color in your house? Accent walls can be used to create a great affect too.
Of course a lack of color using only white, black, or grey is very modern as well. Either way you have to take color into consideration early on in the process of designing your house.
5. CONSISTENCY AND CONTRAST ARE BOTH MODERN
Consistency and contrast are both modern elements. Choose wisely. You should build your home with a great deal of consistency in its design for all modern homes. But you can include some contrast to give it a little flair. The choice is yours consistency with or without contrast.
6. MODERN VERNACULAR HOME DESIGN
Vernacular Design is a term we architects use to describe local design trends. For example beach bungalows in a certain area all may have a similar design local to that particular beach front. We recommend looking at the local architecture and considering a modern take on the Vernacular design. This can make for a very interesting home. If there are certain materials typical to your area you can incorporate them into the design. A home can be modern and fit in as well. Tying in some local vernacular design elements can help make a modern home fit into the local architectural fabric.
7. FABRIC BUILDING OR OBJECT BUILDING
When designing a modern house I would start with one simple question do you want the house to fit in with the area or do you want it to stand out. Architects, like me, like to use the term fabric building and object building.
A fabric building is a building that is designed to fit in.
An object building is a building that is designed to stand out.
So ask yourself are you going to design a fabric home or an object home?