What Does Your Home Say About You?

exteriorIt was recently noted by Houzz that the exterior of your home should be a direct reflection of you and what you like. Here is what they had to say:

“If you’re looking to enhance your curb appeal, nothing packs a bigger punch than revamping your architectural design. Since it’s the first thing visitors see, it makes or breaks your home’s first impression — it can easily become the neighborhood star or the neighborhood dud. The exterior often reflects the overall style of the house and the family that lives there, so it sets the pace for the rest of your space. In the end, whether you have stone, wood, brick, steel or vinyl siding, make sure your materials, paint colors and overall design represent what you like and who you are.

When you get ready to remake your exterior, it’s important to consider all the components. If you’re starting from scratch, you must first decide what architectural designs you prefer. There are several different options to choose from — including Victorian, Mediterranean, Craftsman and Midcentury Modern — so do your research and determine which one reflects you and is reasonable given your space or current home. Once that’s decided, it’s time to consider the materials and color. Your overall style will help determine this, but your personal taste and resell ability should also be factors. Finally, add some finishing touches for a personalized, lived-in look.”

Once you decide on a look, the overall style and your budget will determine the materials needed – siding, stone, brick, wood, etc. Neutral colors may work best unless the choice is Victorian or in a beach neighborhood. You may want to add a color contrast with your front door or garage doors. House numbers are a great way to add personality – you can try a unique font or brighter colors for a different look. Mailboxes, doormats and lighting also help enhance your house’s character.

Make your home exterior a reflection of you and your family. Let us help you make this a reality! Call us for a free estimate.

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