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Craftsman HomesThe American Craftsman house is characterized by the low pitched roof, wide eaves and exposed rafters. The house can be made of stone, stucco and depending on the climate are also seen in wood. Similar to the bungalow house style, these houses are well made, efficient and age well.
Most craftsman style doors have the familiar dentil shelf located underneath the glass portion. This desirable piece of the door is a must have for the ultimate Craftsman style look. The squared glass inserts with or without an intricate design continues the flow of the clean-cut house style.
Colonial HomesEarly Americans needed a house similar to a Victorian, but less intrcate. The symmetrical house is defined by simple architecture with elegant detail. Often seen with columns, stone and wood combination, gable roof and seen with two or even three stories.
The Colonial entryway can be characterized as grand. Colonial houses are seen with glass doors, sidelites, and square or arched transoms can be a defining feature.
Bungalow HomesThe Bungalow style home is common in all areas of the United States. With the low flaring overhang, extended porch, large columns and brick, the door can be a defining characteristic of the style. These one and half story houses were very efficient with space, hence the use of the word Bungalow.
Seen with an arts and crafts style door, similar to the craftsman style, the clean cut lines are prominent and necessary for proper expression.
Bay and Gable HomesBay houses are characterized by the large bay window in the front of the house. These houses are built primarily with brick, but are also seen built in wood. They are easily produced and can be found in the North and Eastern US. Originating in Canada, the house style became popular as the simple and fast building process was recognized.
Due to the construction of the entrance, these houses are rarely seen with sidelites. Small transoms are very common.
Gulf Coast HomesThe Gulf Coast cottage is an expanded version of the creole cottage found on the gulf coast. Primarily noticable is the full front porch, columns and gabled roof.
Gulf coast cottages are effcient and normally include a fireplace in the floor plan. The differences between this style and another cottage style is the full porch and the one and a half story. Any style of door can be seen on these houses. Depending on the house plan they are seen with sidelites and a transom.
Plantation HomesPlantation homes are normally huge manor type houses. The large porch can wrap around the house and includes multiple columns. They can be one or two stories. They will often include high pitched roof allowing for a large attic.
Due to the low water areas that these homes were built in, they can be peer and beam or foundation. The entryways can be conservative, but have been seen with sidelites, depending on the proximity of the second story, they have even been seen with transoms.
Cape Cod HomesThe defining feature of the cape cod is the central chimney. Many home builders have incorporated the cape cod design into thier house plans and have eliminated the central chimney. The house design is among the most popular in the United States.
Often seen as a two story home or at least a tall attic with a high pitched roof. A traditional cape cod does not have a porch. Many newer house plans have included a covered porch. The simple layout allows for ease of movement about the house. Traditional entrances were very simple, usually single door entryways. Modern house plans have designed entrances with sidelites and transoms.
Log HomesThe log house is desirable in many parts of the United States, because of thier unique look. Newer plans include at least one side built with large windows. The style is similar when comparing lodges across the country.
Intricate designs allow for many options for doors. Accomodating style for design is very important for these types as they attract business and improves appeal. Doors can be wood panel or glass panel depending on the scenery and application.
Suburban HomesSuburban homes are the most popular house style around the United States today. In almost every area near any city you can find suburban type homes. The house plans are similar, but different enough to show modification and uniqueness.
These homes come in many different plans taken from many different house styles and include a variety of design specifications that allow them to be easily modified. These homes are begging to be characterized by the owner. Most are seen with a familiar 6-panel door, but some plans have sidelites and small transoms built in. These homes are blank canvases awaiting artistic rennovation.
Prairie HomesFound alongside craftsman style homes, prairie homes can be borderline elegant to modern in approach. Frank Lloyd Wright is well known for his architectural plans for these types of houses. The low layered horizontal lines of the house design define the style.
The open floor plans are easily navigatable. They are rarely separated by walls and furniture can even be built in. Many of these homes are considered treasures, but like any home is customizable to the limits of your imagination.
Pueblo HomesMany of the Southwestern or Pueblo homes are very ornate with archways, decorative mouldings and ironwork. These desirable characteristics should also be present in the front door to accentuate the style.
Stucco is one of the prominent features of these houses. Tile roofs and wooden beams are also seen regularly. Doors are important as they can add to this style. A grill protected speakeasy is a great addition to the design of the door.
Rancher HomesThe best representation of the most popular house style build in the United States during the 1940's through the 1980's is the rancher. The population growth of Americans boosted and the necessity for housing was great. The long extended eaves define the look, these also allow protection for a solid wood door by keeping them out of direct sunlight.
There is no need to reduce the value of the house by adding hollow core doors and unattractive entry doors, adding a stylish door will raise the appeal and value of your home.
Elizabethan HomesThe Elizabethan house and Queen Anne style of home are very similar.These houses can be categorized to include a variety of similar styles. They all involve the early American architecture brought over from the various European and English countries. The intricate designs define these homes. The design is remenescent of tutor architecture.
The elegant look of these houses cannot be squandered, they need a door of equal or higher design to showcase the established look. The revival of the style encourages similarity of original design.
Victorian HomesThe large glass windows, intricate latticework and unique overhangs define the style. Interestingly enough these houses are seen with french doors, the two designs go perfectly with each other. The way these houses are built, they can accomodate two or even three stories. Even though most are traditionally built together without much space between, they have also been seen in a cottage style.
French styled doors of any style wood would look great on these houses. There are so many options, since they are elegant and require something similar. Some have been built to implement a small transom above the door as well.
Contemporary HomesThe contemporary, progressive modern era introduced many innovative designs in modeling and architecture. The geometrical designs implemented in structures during the early 20th century are still alive and well in American society. The clean-cut lines, sharp edges, have become a normal occurance in most large cities.
Accomodating for the transition between the traditional look to the modern could be as easy as installing a modern looking door. Consistency is paramount when defining a style and sacrificing quality for quantity should not be option.
Mediterranean HomesMediterranean homes are unmistakeable in appearance. Usually seen with stucco, tile roofs, wooden doors and found in fair climate coastal regions of the United States. Wrought iron is often seen on the windows and doors to accentuate the style. Seen today on apartment buildings, hotels and businesses, this style is far from gone.
Wood doors are a natural choice when staying true to the style. Iron artwork can further accentuate the design. Often seen with a distress and darker finish the doors to these homes or businesses can be truly described as elegant.