20 cheap and simple homes to inspire your next build

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If you're giving serious thought to asking your architect to design you a brand new home, we think you really need to see some of the stunning, simple yet striking homes that have already been built! 

We just know that each of these designs will offer inspiration in spades, as despite being deceptively basic in their construction, they all have stunning features that make the façades really shine. Let's also not forget that the simpler your home looks, the more you can really get to grips with a beautiful and unusual garden design. So, without further ado, let's look at some wonderfully inspiring builds!

1. Perfectly proportional.

 A symmetrical design and muted colours work so well here.

2. Modern cube.

The modular look here is so contemporary over two floors.

3. Wonderful aesthetics.

A clay-tile roof here took skill to install but finishes the look amazingly.

4. Compact and contemporary.

Deceptively simple, this build must be so spacious inside.

5. Different levels.

The lines and varying heights here create such a unique dialogue.

6. Charming colour.

What a difference some pastel blue has made to this simple two-storey build!

7. A mix of rustic and traditional styling.

Adding natural stone to this façade has done wonders for the overall look.

8. An old home with a new addition.

Wow! This extension has certainly added some simple yet striking modernity!

9. Amazing materials.

The combination of aged wood and new plaster here has jazzed up a simple construction style.

10. A stone sensation.

Gabion walls as part of the main house was an inspired choice for this home!

11. Villa perfection.

With a pool as the main focus, a super simple villa build was the only choice!

12. All about the roof.

This house is so chic and pared back but the sloped roof adds something extra!

13. Do the maths.

Don't you think that this simple home looks like a perfectly solved mathematics equation?

14. On three levels.

Three-storey homes aren't the norm, but this one blends in so well, thanks to simple finishes.

15. A modern classic.

Natural stone and wood cladding have made a simple chalet home look incredible here.

16. Bathed in light.

Wow! The bright white finish and sensational roof look amazing here!

17. A wave of a roof.

The wood and white combination here makes for such a striking aesthetic.

18. Virtual reality!

Doesn't this home look like something form a computer game? So chic and sharp!

19. A twist in the tale.

This modern cube home got a really unique roof and it made such a difference!

20. Simple and effective.

Wow! A fairly standard home went up a notch with the amazing stone cladding here!

For more phenomenal architecture, take a look at this Ideabook: 12 simple and dreamy white bungalows.

Which of these styles would really suit your tastes?

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