The exterior of your home can make you feel welcome with the right choice of exterior facades, lighting, and curb appeal. An estimated 78% of home buyers would classify a home’s exterior aesthetic as “extremely” or “very” important. Additionally, home value is largely determined by 1: home size, and 2: home exterior. It is clear that your home’s exterior is important; however, what elements make for a “winning” exterior aesthetic? Here are a couple of recent home trends in exteriors:
According to Qualified Remodeler’s September 2016 issue, an exterior design trend that is becoming more popular is mixing facade textures. Traditionally, homes would be built will all vinyl or brick exterior. These days, homeowners aren’t afraid to mix things up. It is becoming more common to mix brick, stone, wood, and vinyl to add dimension to the home’s exterior. More mixing of materials and added interest is especially available for gables, the triangular area between intersecting roof pitches.
Over the years, we have noticed that siding colors in general are darker. Around 20 years ago, siding colors were very limited and tended to fade easily. Naturally, a darker color siding would fade much sooner than their lighter counterpart. Today, that is not the case. Siding materials in general are much more durable and lasting than what was on the market numerous years ago. These days, homeowners can confidently pick out a darker color siding and not have to worry about fading.
Generally, your home’s exterior facade choices play a large part in the value of your home. Even if you have no plans on selling your home in the near future, the exterior of your home should be something that you look forward to seeing. It should be something that you enjoy. Need help in determining the right exterior facades for your home? Give us a call at 804-746-8149 or stop by our website balducciexteriors.com – we would be happy to help.