There are two ways main to find out about the design ideas that work best with the architectural style of your home: do the research or ask an expert.

You can research home styles by visiting your local library or by doing some research online. Your research will either confirm your design instincts or it will show you how to modify your design into something that is both practical and attractive.

If you hire an architect or a certified home designer, you should be able to trust their knowledge of architectural styles. If you are remodeling a historic home or a grand old home with great style, you might want to contact a local historian who can help you recreate days of earlier glory for the home.

You can also try to find a local architect or designer who will consult with you on an hourly basis to offer guidance on your design.