In 2022, we saw the introduction of many house styles emerge and others gain a new life. To gain a better understanding of the projected trending home styles for 2023, it is necessary to understand the trends we saw last year. Each emerging style has its own unique characteristics and can offer a range of benefits to homeowners.
In this article, we'll take a look at some of the most popular home styles and discuss their key features. Whether you're looking for a traditional, classic look or something more modern and minimalist, there's a house style that can suit your needs and preferences.
Ranch houses are known for their long, low profile, and open floor plans. They were popular in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s, and are often associated with the postwar suburban boom. These houses are typically one story and may have a simple, rectangular shape.
Though this style has been around for decades, the floor plan of these homes are perfect for those looking to grow their families. Historically these floor plans were more closed off. But in modern ranch homes, we see more open living with a central great room (or kitchen, dining, and living space).
Traditional farmhouses originated in the Southern United States but have become more popular nationwide in recent years. These modern farmhouses are usually one to two stories. They are often asymmetrical and feature a gable roof at the front of the home. They also have large wraparound porches.
The interior of these homes often features open floor plans with central fireplaces. Modern farmhouses usually feature warm neutral pallets and materials that often remind people of barns or ranch living. It is also common for these homes to have vaulted ceilings with exposed wooden support beams in the great room.
Barndominiums, also known as barndos, are quickly gaining popularity as they are typically quicker to construct than other home styles. These homes aim to combine work and living, thus giving it its name - barndominium.
One of the key characteristics of this style of home is its open floor plan that mimics the interior of a barn. These homes have rustic architectural features like X-shaped trim on the exterior sliding doors and exposed beamed ceilings. From hardwood floors to paneled walls, barndos are the perfect style of home for those who love natural woods in their home.
Mid-century modern houses are characterized by their clean lines, large windows, and emphasis on functionality. They often have an open floor plan and make use of modern materials such as glass, steel, and concrete. They often feature flat or low-sloping roofs and may make use of natural materials such as wood and stone. These houses were popular from the 1940s to the 1960s and have recently seen a resurgence in popularity.
Last year, these homes soared in popularity for those looking for a combination of bold, simple forms while using natural materials.
Contemporary houses are known for their clean lines, open floor plans, and use of modern materials. They often have large windows to bring in natural light and may feature unusual or asymmetrical shapes. These houses tend to have a minimalist aesthetic and may make use of geometric shapes and patterns. They may also incorporate sustainable features, such as solar panels and energy-efficient appliances.
It comes as no surprise that contemporary homes were coveted by many buyers last year. These homes are not only practical but they give the home a very modern feel. They may have a sleek and modern appearance, with an emphasis on simplicity and functionality.
As you can see, there are many different house styles to choose from, each with its own unique characteristics and benefits. As you consider building a new home or renovating your current one, it can be helpful to keep these trends in mind and think about which style might be the best fit for you. By understanding the different options available and the key features of each style, you'll be better equipped to make an informed decision and create a home that meets your needs and reflects your personal style