A Perfect Main Entry Step-by-Step
CHAPTER 1 Î DETERMINING HOUSE STYLE
In this section, you will evaluate your houses style.
Begin by determining the predominant style of your home.
Your home may very clearly be one style, or a combination of styles
(in which case you should choose the most prominent style).
Examples of the most common house styles.
Floor plans feature a center hall with
living room on one side, dining room
on the other, kitchen and private
rooms in the back. Colonial design in-
cludes a symmetrical exterior styling,
multi-pane, double-hung windows with
shutters, dormers, central front doors,
shutters, and pilasters. The exteriors
are generally wood or brick.
Victorian floor plans are free form and
rambling, having features of brightly
painted exterior, wrap-around front porch
and detailed ornamental elements. Bay
windows, wide verandas, turrets, and
grand towers may be incorporated into a
Victorian plan. The floor plans are com-
posed of one or two levels having an
asymmetrical layout and an irregular roof-
line in which gables face several direc-
tions and roof pitches vary. Front doors
are four-paneled with no or narrow side-
lights, and windows are long and narrow,
sometimes with bays.