Exterior Home Design Trends To Watch

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. There are trends already surfacing for home exteriors, and some are to die for. The improve your homes overall efficiency, ad curb appeal, and make your home more welcoming. These exterior home design trends to watch will help inspire you.

Plenty of texture

Adding texture to home exteriors is big for exterior home renovations. 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.

Large windows

Natural light is a very popular in homes, 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 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. Large windows have been a major highlight in our home. We use a decorative privacy film and allow light to flow in.

Neutral colors

Neutral colors such as greys, beiges, and off-whites are seriously popular. 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. Classic neutrals are great if you foresee renting or selling your home later.

Natural finishes

With the Modernist style coming into play heavily, 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. A light stain may be used, but dark, drastic stains are no longer in style.

Energy efficiency

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. In fact, a metal roof can help take as much as 25% off of your annual home energy bill.

Unique landscaping

Did you know that landscaping can increase a home’s resale value by 14%? This can be a great way to add curb appeal to your home or make your backyard a fun retreat. Edible landscaping is becoming increasingly popular. These tricks for hiding edibles in your landscaping can help you jump on this trend even if your neighbors are not ready for it.


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