traditional vs. modern homes

Go ahead, have your say!

I was going to try to remain neutral, but it’s hard. I like areas with a somewhat homogeneous look to the streetscape, and when you have a modern home in between two very traditional, red-brick homes, it’s the very definition of “Peacocking.

There are a lot of different ways one can evaluate the modern versus the “traditional” homes, but here are few main characteristics;

1) Kitchen
2) Windows
3) Staircases
4. floors
5) Basements

If you want your home to look ornamental and decorative in style, then traditional design will be a good option.

If you are interested in an open plan with a moderate interior, then go for contemporary style. It has multipurpose rooms and an open-spaces concept.

First, however, let’s look at the most important criteria: the exterior architecture. Traditional houses have a courtyard in the center of the house, designed to bring fresh air and natural light into the core. Modern houses are more compact and are now designed to bring more light into the house by relying on windows as opposed to courtyards

Now how can you possibly turn away a gorgeous red-brick, Georgian style like this, compared to the ultra-modern look ? How about also;

• Cape Cod. The Cape Cod style originated in the 1700s in its namesake city in Massachusetts. 
• Colonial.
• Contemporary.
• Craftsman.
• Greek Revival
• Farmhouse.
• French Country.
• Mediterranean.
• My favorite Tudor my last name is Tudorie 

These two types of houses are different in almost every way. The traditional house is usually very large, but also requires a lot of upkeep. The modern house is usually much smaller and requires less upkeep, but that also means that you need to rely on other things for certain utilities.

The comparison is endless so to show differences what better way to show pros and cons

 Pros                                                                                      Traditional home              Cons

a. Timelessness                                                                                                                     a. lack of storage typically
b. Cost of maintain.                                                                                                             b. Pipes or foundation expensive to fix
c. Benefits of natural materials                                                                                    c. Limited room height

Pros                                                                                          Modern Homes                  Cons
a. Clean and simple lines                                                                                                    a. Prone to damage
b. Designed to attract plenty of natural light                                                        b. It doesn't always make the best neighbour
c. New Technology                                                                                                                c. Expensive to build