Does your home look a little outdated? Are you thinking about adding modern style elements to it? Making changes to the exterior of your home is a great way to improve its curb appeal. If you are wondering what you can do to modernize your home’s exterior, we are here to give you some ideas.
Not every change needs to be drastic. Even some smaller design updates can really modernize the look of your home. It is up to you whether you want to make subtle changes or really refresh the exterior by giving it a completely new style.
To make most of these changes you do not necessarily need a modern house frame. Even older builds can be modernized with strategically selected design elements. The contemporary look is clean and streamlined which will give your home a sleek appearance.
The modern look can be achieved with geometric lines, specific colors or by tweaking certain accents on your home. A fresh new makeover can really do wonders for the exterior of your home. We recommend using James Hardie products to reimagine the look for your home.
James Hardie offers some amazing colors, siding, and accents that can transform the exterior of your home. The fiber cement siding they offer is durable with brilliant colors. It comes with all the trim and finishes you need.
Here are some ways to create a modern look for your home:
1. Bold Neutral Colors
The color choice can drastically change the look of the exterior of your home. The current contemporary look can be achieved by using bold but neutral colors. Neutral colors can be rather muted but it does not mean that you can only choose beige.
Neutral colors include blacks, grays, whites and even some beiges. The color palette that is considered more modern includes all those colors but they are bolder. They can then also be combined with other colors and accents.
James Hardie’s Dream Collection™ offers some amazing colors that can make the exterior of your home look more modern. It includes everything from bold black and charcoal grays that fall in the middle ground (such as Iron Gray or Night Gray) to warm neutrals such as Monterey Taupe and Aged Pewter. Thanks to their ColorPlus Technology®, the colors are long lasting and vivid.
2. Panel Siding
The siding with the most contemporary look is panel siding. James Hardie offers a variety of styles. You can have wide, long sheets to highlight the lines of your home. You can even choose the orientation of the panels, so whether you want vertical or horizontal siding.
Furthermore, panel siding can be cut to customize its look and fit your home. It can also be combined with other siding styles, such as lap siding. That way you can combine more traditional looks with modern sophistication and create your own flair.
3. Less Obvious Trim
Trim is an important part of your home’s exterior. It helps protect your house and the structure underneath from pests and the elements. Traditionally, its appearance was highlighted by using wider boards or contrasting colors.
To modernize the look of your home you can simply use the single board installation method that James Hardie offers. Additionally, you can use the same color for your trim as for your siding. Both of these things will give your home a sleeker look.
4. Curated Accents
Part of the modern look is that less is more. This also means less accents on the exterior of your home. With that in mind you can carefully choose which accents you want to keep and which you want to get rid of. The accents you keep will also have a bigger impact on the look of your home.
Some of the accents commonly found and necessary on the exterior of houses are address numbers and light fixtures. These can be curated in a such a way that they look simple and modern and still be functional. Another accent but one that could be left off for a more modern look are shutters.
Colorado Siding Repair Is Your Trusted Guide
Do you need some more ideas and inspiration? Or are you ready to make some changes to the exterior of your home? Either way, give our team from Colorado Siding Repair a call!
We are always happy to answer all of your exterior home remodeling questions. No matter is you are thinking about replacing your siding, your windows or adding insulation, we are here for you. We also have a great portfolio for additional ideas on how to modernize the look of your home.
We are your trusted siding guide and will guide you every step of the way, regardless of which project you want to undertake. We can point out options and possibilities but only you can decide what is best for you, your home, and your budget.
We never use high-pressure sale tactics. Instead, we take the educational approach. With all the facts we provide you with, you can make an informed decision. Additionally, we offer financing options so that you can make your exterior remodeling dreams come true.
Colorado Siding Repair is proud to be a James Hardie Elite Preferred contractor. Our team members are factory trained to install these premium products right. Only when they are installed according to all best practices and specifications can they perform and look best.
Do you want to learn more about what you can do to modernize your home’s exterior? Then call Colorado Siding Repair today to get a hassle-free quote!