Make Your Home Stand Out in the Neighborhood
Some houses catch your attention because they are old, outdated, or in need of repairs. That is not the kind of home exterior you want. It is much better if your home stands out because of a beautiful exterior. If you are looking for some ideas on how to achieve that, you landed on the right page.
There are some design ideas and elements that can really create a standout home. Often, that involves simplicity and no tricks. A sleek exterior that is streamlined looks more modern and appealing. These changes can be made to almost all building styles.
If you implement some of these design elements, it could even save you money. Before starting any project do some research and collect ideas. Ask yourself (and your trusted contractor) what works and what makes sense for your home.
Here are some ways to simplify your home’s exterior and make it stand out in the best possible way:
1. Utilize colors and textures
The siding on your home has a huge impact on its curb appeal. It is one of the first things people will notice when looking at the exterior. The impression it makes can greatly depend on the material of the siding and its condition. Other aspects are the texture and color of the siding.
Most important is the consistency and simplicity of the siding. Horizontal bands often look cleaner than vertical strips. James Hardie offers a wide variety of siding with different textures. That way you can always find the right siding for your home.
James Hardie also offers over 700 beautiful, long-lasting colors to choose from. You could pick one bold color for your entire siding or two colors that compliment each other. The important thing is to keep it simple and clean looking.
2. Vertically proportioned windows
You have many different options when it comes to window designs. Most windows are rectangular with a ratio of 1:2 or 3:5. The proportions of the window openings as well as the window panes can drastically alter the look of the home’s exterior.
Vertical openings and panes enhance the look of a house and can even improve the feel of it. Again, simplicity is best and less is often more. Skip extras like shutters and create a sleek exterior. New windows can increase the curb appeal of your home as well as the energy efficiency of it.
3. Push the garage back
Having the garage be front and center can negatively impact the look of your home. Instead, consider pushing the front-loaded garage behind the face of the building. It is best if it sits at least 18 feet behind the front of the house.
This design does not require more room. Instead, it makes it possible to park a car in the driveway without it being quite so visible in front of the house. The result of minimizing the view of the garage is a neater looking exterior.
4. No double-height front door
The front door is a central feature of your home. Double-height entrances can be too imposing and even off-putting to some people. It is better to keep it simple with a clearly visible front door. The entrance to the home should be obvious and functional. All the front entrance needs to do it keep rain and snow off visitors and create an inviting impression. Adding unnecessary frills and space takes away from that.
5. Roof design
Simplify the design of your roof. Not only are simpler roof designs easier to build, they also look better. Minimizing roof steps and eliminating gables leads to a sleeker looking exterior. Keep this in mind when you are planning to build a new home.
If the framers are on the roof for less time, it can also cut down on the cost. This needs to be kept in mind from the earliest stages of designing a home, when you are thinking about the floor plan. A simpler roof design cannot only save money when building the house but also when maintaining it.
Let Colorado Siding Repair Help You
Your trusted siding experts are here for you. No matter how big or small your exterior remodeling project is, we can help. When planning your project, we will walk you through the entire process step by step.
Our team installs new windows, siding, and insulation. Additionally, we are one of the few contractors in the area that also paints the exterior of your home. We can completely transform the look of your home and increase its curb appeal.
Everyone at Colorado Siding Repair truly wants what is best for you. We never use high pressure sale tactics. Instead, we take the educational approach to our sales. That means that we will provide you with all the facts you need in order to make an informed decision.
Only you can decide what is best for your home and your situation. To help make your remodeling dreams come true we offer financing options. We are always happy to answer all of your exterior remodeling questions.
We are a proud James Hardie Elite Preferred contractor. Our team members are factory trained and follow all best practices and specifications. They can install these premium products right. That way they will look best and last longest.
Are you ready to make your home a standout house? Then call Colorado Siding Repair today. Get a hassle-free quote and let’s get started on your next exterior remodeling project!