Honoring Spanish History and Authentic Design with a Home Remodel
Whether it’s the roof tiles, arches, or stucco walls, there is no question that Spanish home design makes a statement. It is firmly rooted in the Mediterranean with its bold colors and distinct architectural elements. Remodeling your home with a Spanish design looks great and works well in SoCal, especially if you honor the history of that design by using authentic techniques.
The Tile Roof
The simplest Spanish design and remodel starts at the top: the roof.
Drive by a home covered with red curved clay tiles that are layered and you know immediately that it is Spanish in nature.
Once attached, the tiles should remain natural and untouched, so they can age gracefully and have that fantastic patina that ancient villas possess.
Many Spanish homes have a sort of reclaimed look to them so it is OK to mix and match tile colors.
This adds to the authenticity of your home remodel.
Red Brick Curving Walkways
A Mediterranean Spanish home often has a very distinctive red brick and curved pathway leading to the front door. To honor this style for your home, the walkway should always reflect the color and design of your roof. More walkways may also be used in the garden with