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Exterior Style Trends: Mediterranean vs. Traditional

Once you know the style of your home from the exterior, it will become much easier to select items and decorate the interior. Two of the most common house styles trending are Mediterranean and Traditional. These styles are tossed around all the time but do you really know the difference?


A Mediterranean style home, sometimes known as "Spanish Modern", is typically found in warmer climates. These types of homes are usually finished with a light colored stucco and clay or concrete roof tiles which will keep the house cool during the brutal summer days. Some features associated with the style are low sloping roofs, arched openings and hallways, columns, wood beams and wrought iron accents.


Traditional style homes are the most commonly built style of home across the United States, as it's plan was intended to fit the American lifestyle. It is a simple and classic style. Usually, traditional homes can be single or two story with hipped roof lines with either brick, stone, or stucco exterior finishes. Other features associated with the traditional style are covered patios and porches, open foyers, symmetrical windows, open floor plans, separate garage, and gardens.

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