How To Design A Mexican Home

Have you decided to design a Mexican home? You don't have to travel south of the border to find beautiful ones. If you drive around neighborhoods in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, you'll see plenty of them. Here are some ideas that may help you to design a Mexican house that will be both attractive and unique.

The Facade - Stucco is a very traditional choice for the front of your house, especially if you select earth tones for the paint. Brick or rock would be good choices, too. However, to lend extra interest to your house, combining stucco, brick and rock together would be beautiful. For example, select stucco for the main design. Add a contrasting color of rocks around the bottom of the house and use another complementary color for bricks around the front door and around the windows. Arched windows would be perfect. Choose brass or black wrought iron for your outdoor chandelier and other decorative lighting. If you want a rustic look to your Mexican house, select a heavy wooden door. For a more elegant and contemporary look, select a door with a bold color. Brick red or turquoise would both be great choices.

The Roof - There are basically three choices for your Mexican house. 

  • A tile roof would be great. If you want to stick with a very traditional look, select terra cotta red for the color of your roof. For a more contemporary and unique look, choose a dramatic color. Are you selecting turquoise for the color of your front door? If so, selecting turquoise for your tile roof would be a good idea. Tile roofs are usually the most costly choice, but they'll last forever and a day.
  • If you travel in Texas, you'll see that a lot of the Mexican-style homes have tin roofs. Tin is a great choice. It's not quite as expensive as a tile roof, and it will also last a long time. The great part about new tin roofs is that they are designed not to show dents.
  • If you're looking for something super affordable, select a shingle roof. A shingle roof won't last as long as a tile roof or a tin roof, but they are easy to repair. If you had your heart set on a tile roof, you can still get a similar look by selecting terra cotta red or turquoise for your shingle roof.

Don't forget to take pictures of your house during the different stages of construction. Later on, it will be fun to look back to see how your plan developed into a beautiful house.

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