Popular Modern Trends in Exterior Design

Saturday, September 13, 2014

While many people focus on the interior of their home when it comes to remodeling projects, they should make sure that they don’t neglect the exterior of their home. If you think that the outside of your home could use a facelift, sometimes it takes more than just sprucing up the garden, or updating your front doors. There are a few modern trends in particular that you may want to consider outside of just the simple earth toned stucco.

Vinyl Siding
(beautiful exterior - from the net) 

Siding is essential because it protects your home and everything inside of it. Vinyl siding has become quite popular because it’s easy to maintain, affordable, and comes in a wide variety of colors and styles for you to choose from. No matter what kind of home design you have, you’re sure to find a vinyl option that’s perfect for you and your tastes. One of the great things about modern vinyl siding is that many companies have started to manufacture realistic vinyl siding, such as half-round shingles, clapboard panels, and rectangular cedar shingles. Thankfully, you won’t have to worry about repainting any of these options. 

Stone Face

Consider adding stone to your exterior home design around the entryway and door. You’ll be able to choose from both synthetic and natural versions. While you can always get actual stone for your home, chances are that you’ll wind up crushing your finances in the process. Thankfully, technology has made it possible for manufacturers to create realistic looking stone that is sprayed on and carefully carved until it looks like the real deal. 

Red Cedar

Red Cedar is a unique option for exterior redesigns because it’s a classic material that still manages to look contemporary. This particular option is durable, versatile, and noted for its natural beauty. Your options for style include lap siding, bevel siding, board and batten, and tongue and groove. Not only that, but red cedar can also be stained into the hue of your choosing so that you don’t have to compromise when it comes to the final color.

Fiber Cement Siding

If you don’t care for stone as the exterior of your home, then you might want to consider fiber cement siding. Fiber cement siding is a great option for homeowners who want to go green for their redesign. Some of the most popular recent versions are panels manufactured to look like cedar shingles, stucco, and wood clapboards. Not only is fiber cement siding eco-friendly, it’s also fire resistant, almost maintenance-free and more durable than natural wood. 

Should you ever need any help while deciding on the overall look of the exterior of your home, whether it’s the windows, doors, or roof, don’t be afraid to turn to an experienced home remodeling expert for some professional advice. 

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