Southwest home plans embody the aesthetics of adobe homes. They can either be built out of massive adobe walls which stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter or in the adobe style. True adobe walls make the inside of an adobe home quiet, as they absorb and insulate from sounds both inside and outside of the home. A well-designed adobe home will need no cooling system, whereas stick construction probably will. The combination of adobe with natural plasters, wood ceilings, exposed exterior beams and other traditional finishes results in a rich blend of tradition, comfort, and elegance.