Quiz: Which Home Architectural Style Fits Your Personality?: HowStuffWorks
Which Home Architectural Style Fits Your Personality?
By: Lauren Lubas
6 Min Quiz
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About This Quiz
Any architectural enthusiast can tell you their favorite style of home. While some can't get enough of the columns of Greek Revival homes, others prefer the simplicity of the shingle style. Somehow, as they're describing their favorite features of these architectural masterpieces, they expose who they truly are on the inside. Little pieces of their personalities start to show, and we learn a lot about who they are.
While turning a house into a home takes finesse and creativity, when matching your personality to an architectural style, you might not know where to begin. That's why we're here. There are dozens of different types of homes, and if you've watched any house hunting or house flipping shows, you may even know a few. These architectural styles have history, identities and personalities. These styles were formed in ways that show off some of the greatest feats of construction. They're sought after by home-owning enthusiasts, and they all have reputations all their own. For instance, you can't deny that every Victorian-style home FEELS like it's haunted). From quaint Craftsman homes to stoic Colonials, your personality fits in with a specific architectural style. Take this quiz to find out which one it is. Oh, and don't worry; we promise not to add Vernacular architecture to this one.
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Where you walk is important. What do you prefer to feel under your feet as you walk through your living room?
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Many architectural designs include columns for aesthetics. How do you feel about columns (in architecture)?
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Would you ever live in a Frank Lloyd Wright modern home?
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These days, adding smart technology to homes is a big deal. What types of modern technology would you want in your home?
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Rate this Greek Revival home, with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best.
Molding adds accents across your home. Which type of molding accents would you prefer to see in your home?
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Siding and the facade of your home are what guests will see first. Which material would you rather see on the side of your house?
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A well-placed window can help or hurt the entire design of your home. If a home had a picture window in the living room, how would you feel?
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Which side of this town house would you buy?
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The age of a house can add to its personality. Do you like the look and feel of older homes?
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Driveways can be considered for practical use, but they can also accent a home. Can you describe the perfect driveway for your dream home?
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Every house has a unique personality. When you pull up to a house, what is the first thing you notice about it?
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Depending on the region in which you live, garages can be a luxury or a necessity. Would you want your garage attached to or separate from your house?
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If your home had an attic, what would you use it for?
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How do you feel about incorporating a few natural elements in your home?
A well-placed porch can change the entire look of a house. Which of these porches would you love to sit on in the summer?
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Just like there are various styles of homes, there are various styles of doors to go on them. Which type of door would you prefer to have as your main entry?
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Would you ever put a Dutch door between your kitchen and living room to change the look of the threshold?
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When you are house-hunting, what roofline catches your eye?
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Chimneys can either be for show or for practical purposes. In your opinion, should all houses have chimneys?
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If you were to remodel your kitchen right now, what is the one thing you would absolutely add to the plans?
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No matter the size of your backyard, you will have one as a part of your property (it's the law). For what would you use your backyard?
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With so many different styles of lighting, you'll have to pick one. Which of these would you prefer in your living areas?
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Do you love this row of townhomes, or does it make you want to move to the countryside?
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