With the dawn of this millennia which is home to styles from all over the ages, homes have started to look more unique than ever. Building a custom home for yourself gives you the luxury of choice from over 100s of styles in the world. We understand you may be baffled or confused by the amount of choice you have. Worry no more, as we bring you a collection of handpicked styles that are top trending in this decade of home designs. While there are a few trivial considerations that have to be made such as climate, soil, and context, you can create your style with a combination of interior space and external elements of style.
Modern homes have become one of the favourite styles of Keralites in the past few years as we can see several homes being constructed in this style. Characteristics of a modern home include extensive use of glass, steel, and solid flat roofs. Made mostly of concrete, modern styled homes also tend to use colours such as white and grey alone for the facade. The use of bay windows and floor to ceiling French windows are a common characteristic of this trendy style as well. The interiors are often based upon an open plan with light wells to complement natural lighting. The overall principle to follow if modern is your style of home would be to use simple geometric lines on the outside and focus on function over form on the inside.
Traditional Kerala style
An evergreen style of architecture, it is regarded as one of the best approaches while building a house in Kerala. Not only is the sloped roof conditions more apt for the tropical weather, but the vacuum created in the ceiling also helps reduce the heat inside the homes. Kerala homes are characterised with extensive usage of wood and clay tiles on the exterior as well as interiors. For a classic Kerala style home, the flooring can be made of clay tiles or oxides while for a contemporary one you can opt for bright materials. They use colours such as beige and off-white for the walls and often include a courtyard in the plan. They usually go up to 2 floors high and are a timeless design theme indeed.
A concept that is ever necessary in today’s world, several tend setting homeowners are opting for this design typology. Sustainable homes are those which promote the entry of natural light and ventilation to the best, use maximum sources of energy that are renewable, reduce water usage by design and improves quality of living. Use of solar panels, water heaters, and courtyards to promote airflow are common in this type.
Another style that is the favourite of the masses, contemporary styles are fusion or an evolved form of two or more styles of architecture. For example, a traditional Kerala home equipped with modern furniture and mixed interior styles is a classic example of a contemporary home. For a home-owner with a clear idea of their needs and desires, the contemporary style is a great way to experiment and progress.
We hope this blog has given you a clear-cut idea of the current trends in architecture that are prevalent in Kerala. Most of all you will need a company you can trust with strong components that are creative and able to give you the attention you deserve!