Exterior Design

It just takes a few seconds for the buyers when making a decision to buy the property. The curb appeal of new exterior ideas is the most important factor to make a good, three-second impression. While we all want an outstanding home that stands out amongst the rest; we also want a home that balances with its environments and neighborhood.

Refining how your property looks at a glimpse, will give you more demands for tours and information. Do you ever wonder what creates an exterior visually attractive? Why are there certain buildings on the road that make you stop in your ways and stare in awe of its beauty?  It is more than possible that those jaw-dropping buildings have followed some strategic design ideologies.  Yes, each design, interior or exterior, needs to follow some simple “rules” of design for the finishing effect to be visually appealing.

Here are five things you can refer to improve your property’s first impression.


1. The exterior should be well balanced.

Like in all styles of design, balance and symmetry play a key role in accomplishing a well-designed space. The facade of every building needs some impression of balance and symmetry in order to look attractive to the eye and properly designed. There are various techniques to achieve a proportionate exterior—some through noticeable symmetry, while others are not as apparent. Either way, a properly designed structure has an exterior that is proportional and balanced.


2. Exterior Materials and Textures

With the surplus of alternatives, it is very challenging to select what materials we should use on our exterior of the building. Among aluminum, brick, cedar shingles, vinyl siding, wood, stucco, steel…how do we select?

It is best to balance durability with aesthetics. Of course, you want the exterior to reflect your personal style. Are you a modern minimalist? Then you may opt the lines of sleek steel or simple wood panels.

To avoid expensive mistakes, it is at all times best to consult with a skilled design architect. There are also a lot of online optical tools that can benefit you see what your material selections will look like before you make that final financial investment.


3. The perfect color combinations

Oh, the large amount of color picks! How do you judge what is the right color for your exterior? Do you go bold or basic? As in all beautifying, color choice is vital—it can hide imperfections or when done poorly, pull attention to flaws.

A safe and effective style to color placement is to select two colors or shades from the same color band a few shades apart. Either the lighter or the darker shade could be used for the body and the opposite for the trim. The third complementary accent color could punctuate the door.

Color can play up so many features of your exterior structure. The methods that color can trick the eye and play up the positive are boundless!

While there are several picks, they do not all work within budgets and your exterior design. Always think about durability, cost, weight, and what suits your style the best.


4. What Windows Look Best

The windows are like the soul of your home, shining light onto all the moments shared within those four walls.  We can offer you great advice in picking the correct window style for your structure.

First and foremost, the windows you select needs to be long-lasting. Secondly, your windows should reveal your homes personality. Modern structures look best with large expanses of floor-to-ceiling windows, while a traditional style looks best with white-paned, rectangular windows.

Other factors that can be taken into consideration are UV rating, privacy, appropriate freshening, ease of cleaning and outdoor views. Consider all your choices in order to open the soul of your home with durable and aesthetically pleasing windows.


5. Landscaping Is Necessary

Landscaping involves much more than merely plunking a tree in your court yard.  Most often it is well-placed plants that add that jaw-dropping appeal, making it stand out among the rest in the community.

It is confusing to know what plants to select for your landscape depending on the local soils and native plants. Greenhouse staff are generally very expert in plant species; they know what goes best regionally, and they can also draft a landscape plan for your yard.

Add some plants to the front of the property. Flowers, rock pathways, bushes, and trees are a great solution. Research your plants to find a low maintenance option if you are not on the property often. If you already have plants outside the property, make sure they are trimmed and inviting before taking photos of the property or showing it to buyers.

Get your green-thumb on and start developing your lavish landscape today. Remember it takes time for plants to fix and fill in, so patience is a must. The earlier you start, the better.

While the design of your exterior is a complicated process that is uptight with decisions and choices, do not give up—a well-designed structure can be completed with patience and a small help. During the design process, we recommend that you follow all the tips with regard to color, materials, balance & symmetry, doors & windows, landscaping, etc.

Remember you can always take help of the virtual picture / 3d renderings of what your design could resemble like—it’s always best to see it and love it before you make the final financial investment.