Atlanta Home Design Trends

By: Architectural Visions

Certain cities in the United States and across the world have elements that distinguish them from others, and the style of homes that people reside in is certainly one of them. The city of Atlanta is a city with its own unique identity and culture; its residencies help distinguish it as a well-known cultural center in the Southeastern United States.

Here at AVI Windows and Doors we have the knowledge and expertise to help guide you through the ins and outs of Atlanta home design trends. Below is a walkthrough of the prominent features of Atlanta home design history as well as its current and upcoming styles.

Styles of Homes in Atlanta

Atlanta has a healthy array of popular home styles in the metro area, and many of these styles have prominent and unique sub-classifications.

Colonial Style Homes

Colonial style homes are extremely common in the Atlanta metro area. This style dates back to the 1600s, distinguished by a simple, minimalist rectangular shape. Colonial houses have evolved into a number of sub-styles and floor plans that go over two stories, with plenty of space for families.

Bungalow Style Homes

In many of the older neighborhoods of Atlanta, the bungalow style of home is very prominent. Candler Park, Decatur, East Atlanta, Edgewood, Grant Park, and Kirkwood all include Bungalows constructed in the early 20th century. These houses are often fully renovated but still possess a classic flair.

Cabin Style Homes

In the rural areas of Atlanta, one will often find cabin-style homes. This style of home is defined by its simplicity and the inclusion of wood features both inside and outside. The wood helps portray the sense of natural setting where these types of houses are often found.

Tudor Homes

The classic home design known as a Tudor home can be found in Atlanta areas such as Avondale Estates. Prominent features of these homes include a steeply pitched roof and dark half-timbering as well low ceilings and general small rooms, providing a rather sheltering effect.

Victorian Style Homes

Another unique style of home found in the metro Atlanta area is Victorian style homes, distinguished by their complexity and fashionable designs. Often in a Victorian home one will find a steep roof, wraparound porch, and decorative accents. Other fashionable additions include turrets, dormers, copulas, bay windows and orioles.

Cape Cod Style Homes

Cape Cod-style homes are another of the older types of house styles one can find in the Atlanta area. These types of houses are defined by asymmetrical appearance with a centered front entry, steep roofs, shingle siding, gabled dormers, and double hung windows.

Ranch Style Homes

Seeing their height of popularity in the US in the 1970s, ranch-style homes are also a prominent architectural style in the metro Atlanta area. With all living space included on a single level, ranch style homes make customization simple. In Atlanta, many ranch-style homes are undergoing renovation.

Raised ranch style and split level style homes are variations on the typical ranch style that arose with American families needing more space. Also known as the split-foyer, a raised ranch house style adds a daylight basement for extra living space. A split-level style home situates half the floor plan of a one-level home on two different levels.

Modern & Contemporary Homes

Atlanta also has a plethora of more modern style homes. Contemporary homes are known for their irregularly shaped facades and use of geometric shapes. Main features tend to include walls of windows, flat roofs, strong lines, and minimalist designs.

Condos, duplexes, and townhouses are all popular choices in parts of Atlanta where land is expensive or scarce.

Atlanta Home Trends in 2021

Like every other city in the world, Atlanta feels the effects of the historic year that was 2020. Certainly, these effects will impact home design in the city. Many people will be looking for a reset after last year, and there is arguably no better way than a home renovation.

Furthermore, job growth, a growing population, and housing affordability should make Atlanta a popular market in the coming year for new homeowners. Record-low interest rates and are enticing buyers into the market and giving them more buying power.

Home Renovation Trends

As folks are staying home more often during the day, they will be looking for more comfort and utility in their living spaces. Minimalist and industrial aspects of contemporary home design will give way to a more traditional decor as well as door/window renovations that imbue a more classic home design.

Along with going back to more traditional, cozier decor and designs, expect to see a reduction in open floor planning. With families having to spend a lot more time indoors together, the need for privacy will become a priority. Along with home offices being planned, there should be an inclusion of doors and windows in the house that provide a sense of separation between kitchens, living rooms, playrooms, and dining rooms.

Sliding barn doors are a relatively simple home renovation to help partition different living spaces.

Though the inside might start to divide itself, homeowners will want to still connect to the outside. Sliding doors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and window seats will be popular additions as they invite more light in as well as connect homeowners more with nature. Sound reducing impact windows will also be popular to keep noise distractions out of the home. Another popular addition will be awning windows, as they allow for the best type of natural airflow in the home, reducing the need to turn on the air conditioning in the hotter months of the year.

We’ve got you covered in the Atlanta Area

Whatever home project or renovation you are looking to do in 2021, AVI has got you covered. With convenient locations in both Atlanta and Alpharetta, our experts can help guide you to the perfect products for your unique project.

With our online and in-person services, we are your one-stop shop to view, purchase, and install your new windows and doors for your next home renovation. Feel free to reach out to us online, by phone, or at one of our southeast locations. We can’t wait to hear from you!