While certain areas of the world, only build specific styles of houses, and some parts of America, emphasize one, over others, potential homeowners, should understand, the differences, between the 4 major styles of homes, and better, consider, the pros and cons, features, and which, might best serve their specific needs, best. Each of these, has both, advantages and disadvantages, both, overall, as well as for individual needs, goals, and priorities. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly, consider, review, analyze, discuss, and explain, both, the strengths and weaknesses, of 4, of these, house styles.
1. Colonial: Traditionally, in most areas of the United States, colonial – style houses, are the most popular, and garner the highest selling, and resale prices. Although the disadvantages, might be, not wanting to climb steps, etc, as well as the added energy costs. etc, and, for some, not needing, such a large house, the advantages, for many, outweigh these! Colonial homes have layouts, which generally flow, well, and separate the living areas, where the bedrooms (or most of them), are separated from, the so – called, common areas! Traditionally, a center – hall, colonial, comes with 4 bedrooms (although, there are many variations, etc), 2 or, generally more, bathrooms, a living room, dining room, and full kitchen, and usually, a full basement. They are usually, relatively simple, to modify, and customize!