Exterior Home Design Basics

More Than Likely you will be working towards achieving a nice Curb Appeal right? So one thing to keep in mind should be color, most homes have grass or trees around them so Green will be a color you are going to want to keep balanced. By balanced we mean that if the surrounding area of your home is green due to bushes, grass, or trees then you may want to stray away from painting the exterior Green unless you want to hide the home from the public...Then, by all means, go for Green. But if you are looking to make the house stand out and attract eyes then go for a contrasting color! Now, this can be tricky depending on a few variables your home has. Factors may include siding or brick? the color of siding or color of brick? also the color of roof and color of the driveway and even finer details such as the color of doors and shutters. A good place to start will be by determining the style of architecture the home has. Once you are aware of the style then you can look into what colors you can change such as paint, one example of something you can't change so easily would be the color of the roof, in most cases you are not going to replace all the shingles just for a different color, so you may want to skip that option. Then ask yourself do you want a darker home or a lighter home? and combine colors accordingly. Now once you have chosen a few color combos for the doors, shutters, siding or brick then you can move on over to the garden and start detecting the types of flowers or trees that compliment the aesthetic of the home and consider adding a fountain. If you are having trouble selecting the right flowers or plants to complement the home then consider hiring a professional landscape architect to help you in that process. For homes that are surrounded by wood fences or brick walls then you can also add that layer to the color contrasting list. Common reasons for re-designing the aesthetic exterior of the home can range from the recent purchase of the home and are wanting to make it feel more personal. Maybe you are getting ready to sell the home and want to refresh the exterior to help draw in more buyers. Maybe the house was damaged by a storm and decided maybe its time to use this as an opportunity to give it new life! whatever the reason refreshing the home should be an exciting project for you and. your family!