With every year comes new trends. Those trends are all across the board, from clothes to hair and even homes. People are often updating their homes to create the look they desire, and those desired looks are often inspired by current trends. For 2018, there are trends already surfacing for home exteriors, and some are to die for.
Plenty of texture
Adding texture to home exteriors is big so far in 2018. There are two key ways this is being expressed, according to Homes to Love. These two designs are contrasting textures and self-patterned textures. Contrasts between gloss levels of the same material are being used. People are also mixing two completely different materials together, like stone and vinyl. Either way, the front of the home surely stands out with all that texture.
Natural light is a very popular trend in 2018, and the best way to achieve optimal natural light is to have large windows. According to Easy Lift Door, natural light is one of the biggest factors home buyers consider before a purchase. Large windows look beautiful on the outside of the home as well. According to the National Association of Realtors, homeowners can also get back 80% of their investment when they replace their windows.
Neutral colors such as greys, beiges, and off-whites are seriously popular so far in 2018. They look much more sophisticated, adding a nice touch to the exterior of a home. Neutrals are being used to subtly enhance different materials by using a specific color palate.
With the Modernist style coming into play heavily in 2018, stained woods are basically on their way out. Homeowners are now opting for the natural look. They are using authentic, natural building materials with little alteration. Light stain may be used, but dark, drastic stains are no longer in style.
This trend goes especially for roofs, but homeowners are starting to shift from a mindset of aesthetics to function. They are investing in new windows that are energy efficient and solar panels for their roofs. They are aiming to reduce heat gain and loss in their homes.
If you want to keep up with the now and follow the exterior home trends of 2018, you’ve come to the right place. These trends are not only about looks but about practicality as well. Homeowners are looking to save money and have a gorgeous looking home. What a time to be alive.