Did you ever notice that whenever you are visiting a friend or a relative that lives somewhere else than you do, their home may be constructed and designed differently? New homes usually reflect the weather of the area where they are built, the lifestyle and the location – rural or urban.
Houses that are built in areas where the winters are rough and the summertime is extremely hot and humid tend to be built on the outside with stone or bricks and vinyl and composite siding which is both easy to maintain and resistant. If the house is built in an area where floods are a common thing, or hurricanes for that matter, the structure of the building is higher because it is constructed at an elevation level above the flood zone. For the roofs constructors usually use hurricane clips that secures it. The solid structure is not going to fly off or collapse even in strong gusts of air.
Another important aspect that is taken into account when building a house is the regional identity. The houses from one region will always have common features. Furthermore, some houses have floor plans made in such a way that clearly delimitates the entertainment rooms from the other rooms. For example, there are some regions where people like to entertain indoors rather than outdoors. This is why they have special rooms for dinning, living-rooms and kitchens. In contrast, in other regions people like to spend time with their friends and families in open kitchens that have both elements of a dining room and of a living-room.
There are houses built in areas where the weather is nice and warm in the summer and so, people have built patios or porches in front or in the back of the house where they can spend time with friends.
There are many things that have to be taken into account when building a house. And also, there are many things that define your house as being your home but the most important thing is that you fell good in the place where you spend your days, evenings and weekends.