Home Living Special Section


Welcome to the Home Living Special Section on Modern Housing & Design.   Contemporary architecture, style and décor can make any home a modern marvel. This special section features eight fantastic home ideas you can use to incorporate into your own home or style a new one.

 

1. Seeking a new modern home 

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Modern housing can take on numerous exterior styles to fit the aesthetics of the neighboring homes and location.  It generally has a contemporary style that incorporates modern materials and elements to include a low-pitched gable or flat roof.  The windows and doors are typically abundant and expressive of the views, layout and modern elevation of the home.


2. Less is more

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Contemporary styles are just as impressive with less square footage when incorporating oversized elements such as windows, doors, stairs and walkways.  Simple clean lines and modern, high end materials give the appearance of a grand luxurious atmosphere while the compact nature of the home maintains a subtle warmth of the overall living space.  Shrubs and trees lace the exterior living area for privacy and to complete the contemporary outdoor space.


3. Modern built-ins

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Modern housing means modern finishes with stylish focal points and useful built-ins.  Add classic bookshelves in unique locations to maximize wall space.  This reduces excess furnishings that diminishes the open floorplan.  Mirror backed walls, faux textured wall panels and matching credenza customize this space while maximizing the use and square footage of the room.