Are You Building A Mexican Style House?

Did you fall in love with Mexican architecture when you traveled to places like Cuernavaca, Saltillo, and Cancun? Perhaps you have never been to Mexico, but you've been to states like Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona where you more than likely saw many beautiful Mexican style homes. Whatever the situation that you have chosen to build a Mexican style house, from selecting the roof to selecting the floors, here are some ideas that might help you to design a house that you can enjoy for many years to come.

The Roof - When you think of the Mexican style houses you have seen in person, in magazines or on the screen, what kind of roof do you picture? More than likely you think of a tile roof, right? Tile roofs might be gorgeous, and they are super durable, but they are also probably the most expensive type of roof you can select. If your heart is set on a Mexican tile roof, go for it. The roof will more than likely be the focal point of your house, so you might as well get what you truly want.

However, if you simply don't want to spend that kind of money on a roof, consider excellent alternatives. For example, a tin roof would be a great choice, giving your house a bit of a Tex-Mex feeling. Another idea is to select shingles. Shingles are probably the most affordable roof selection, and you can give the appearance of the Mexican tile roof by selecting brick red as the color of the shingles. A roofing contractor will help you to decide which type of roof best complement the design of your house.

The Flooring - From the patio to the indoors of your house, consider tile. Saltillo tile would be a wonderful choice, and it can be used throughout your house, even in a formal living area. Another idea is to select concrete throughout the house. Have you ever seen a faux painted concrete floor? If not, you would probably be very surprised at its versatility.

If you select concrete for the floors, by having them faux painted, or even doing the job yourself, you can give the concrete the look of the Saltillo tile you want, or the look of a cobblestone street like the ones that are in Taxco, Mexico. Another idea is to have your concrete floor faux painted to make it look like a rustic wooden floor. If you can imagine it, the design can more than likely be done on concrete. 

For more information, contact a company like 5 Star Roofing.