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Remodeling Projects That Fit Your Home’s Architecture – Greek Style Home

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Greek Revival

Greek style homes typically feature a shallow-pitched roof, front-facing columned portico, usually supporting a triangular pediment, with a white clapboard exterior. Large and imposing, this home style is commonly found on big estates and historic plantations. They gained popularity in 1830’s and 1840’s, and are prominent throughout the South and Southeast.

Improvements:

1. Exterier Columns:

a. Columns are one of the main trademarks of Grecian style architecture.
b. Most Grecian style homes already have exterior columns of some sort, but you can add to the atmosphere of the home by getting creative with exterior columns.
c. Columns can be added to an outside gazebo, your back porch, or even a pool deck.

2. Upgrade to Large Windows:

a. Grecian style homes usually depend on a lot of natural light.
b.
If you find that your home, especially in the main living areas, lacks a lot of natural light, bigger windows can help.
c.
Windows with six panes that were double hung were common in Grecian style homes during the 1800’s.

3. Create a Grand Entry Way:

a. Grecian style architecture usually has an emphasis on a grand entry way—in both size and style.
b. If you haven’t already, think about expanding the size or updating the entry decor to the style of Grecian homes.

Sources:
– http://www.diynetwork.com/home-improvement/24-popular-architectural-home-styles/pictures/index.html?i=1
– http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/exteriors/curb-appeal/popular-housing-styles-explained/#page=18
– http://www.zillow.com/research/home-architecture-style-regional-or-not-4388/
– http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20586187_21145219,00.htm

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