Structures are the shells, the shelters that we can potentially turn into a home. There are structures for all kinds of climates and locations.
- apartment (or "flat")
- mobile home (or prefabricated)
- cottage (or cabin)
Some of the things to consider when deciding which type of structure will provide the shelter for your home are
Is it near where you work? your friends? your preferred entertainment? It may not be near in an absolute sense, but is the transportation between it and those other places easy? expensive? Do you like the neighborhood? Are the services you want provided?
Would a home that can be moved make sense for you? Do you like camping or boating?
Do you plan to stay in one place for a long time? This can also affect the buy/rent decision.
What style building and furnishings do you like? What matches your taste?
Some house styles are
For other styles of decorating, see decor.
Other types of homes, like apartment buildings, may have some of the same styles.