Category : Exterior Design

Unusual curved house in Sweden

The design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune introduced the private house Fagerström in the town of Edsviken, Sweden. The curved form of the residence meets the wishes of the client, being remarkable and interesting. Also attracting attention is a bright exterior, made of vertical bars of various shades of red. Vertical slats are nothing more than a wood siding made of Canadian red cedar, which is very popular in the construction of houses in Sweden. Refusal of an acute angle in […]

Important Things To Check Out Home Exterior Defects

Think about how fast you act to fix home exterior defects in the interior of your home. A ripped carpet or broken light would be put on our list of priorities immediately. But it might not be the case for defects found on the outside of the house. Even though it’s the exterior that protects you from the elements. Here are some important home exterior defects to look out for on your home. Crumbling Cement & Mortar Unfortunately crumbing cement […]

10 Creative Ways to Use Columns as Design Features in your Home

Throughout architectural history architects and designers alike have had to find creative ways to address the issue of structure versus aesthetics in building homes. Columns are one of those design challenges that are essential for structural support to carry the loads from the roof, upper floors, or other weight-bearing loads down to the ground to support your home. While you may think that columns have to be covered there are some gorgeous ways to display them proudly! Here are 10 […]

10 Ways to Transform Your Home with Wood Siding

Wood siding doesn’t have to be boring, and it could easily be argued that it is one of the most versatile types of siding. While wood is often thought of as a warm, rustic type of material there are plenty of modern home design ideas that can be applied with this siding. Here are 10 ways you can completely transform the feel of your home with wood siding. 1. Mix Vinyl (Or Other Materials) And Wood Siding A common issue with […]

Best Outdoor Color Choices You Can Make to Bring Your Home to Life

Are you dreaming of a beautiful home? We plan for everything from tiniest to biggest detail to be able to achieve our imagination’s goal. From the interior to the exterior colors, we make sure that it is as pretty as we have pictured it in our minds. Our home is where we spend most of our precious moments; it is part of our lives.Many of us want our homes to be attractive and full of lifeit rejuvenates our energy every time we […]

10 Useful Tips for Choosing the Right Exterior Window Style

There is nothing more comforting than sitting inside your home and enjoying a gorgeous view with warm sunlight shining through. Whether you think about it or not your windows are one of the best ways to bring the outdoors in and they help you connect with your exterior home for safety and security. If you are considering changing out your current windows or are designing your next home – look at these 10 useful tips for choosing the right exterior […]

How to Coordinate Colors for your Outdoor Home

If you are challenged in choosing exterior colours for your home, join everyone else who thinks the same as you do!  Unlike your interiors that depend on your mood, furnishings, and adjacent finishes, your outdoor home has many factors to consider as well. Factors like adjacent neighbouring homes, natural habitat and surroundings, can be a challenge when trying to coordinate colours and choosing trim, accent and main colours for your home. While paint manufacturer’s and home improvement websites may be […]

10 Gorgeous Home Exterior Designs

It is always good to see your home as your pull up into the driveway after a time away, even if it isn’t much to look at. With these gorgeous exteriors though, you might just be inspired to take your facade up a notch or two. 1. Keep It Classic Common all across the United States and Canada, classic board or shingle siding is a beautiful option for your home exterior. They even rank as the most popular siding materials […]

How to Choose an Exterior Paint Color for your Home

Your home has a character with its style, ornamentation and colour.  While the adornment comes with the house, choosing an exterior paint colour is up to you! For some, this is an exciting chore, while others the thought is daunting. Unlike the interior of your home, the exterior should compliment neighbouring homes but still retain its character.  Here are tips on how to choose an exterior paint colour and keep your neighbours happy! Let your geography be your guide: If your […]

How to Highlight Your Home’s Exterior Architecture

There are so many styles of homes — Victorian, Craftsman, Colonial, contemporary — the list goes on and on. Highlighting the exterior architecture of your home might seem overwhelming, but no matter what style it is, there are lots of ways to make it shine. Take a good, long look at your home; note the things that set it apart from others, the things that you love most about it. Even if you live in the suburbs amid similar houses, consider the elements that make your home yours and bring […]

20 Dramatic Home Exteriors Proving Black is the New Black

When it comes to home design, black may be the new black. Traditionally, the superstition of black exteriors has kept it from being a popular choice for homeowners. But with the influence of prominent designers (think Johnathon Alder and Simon Doonan), 21st-century home trends are changing. As architects and homeowners search for ways to create standout curb appeal without making things too bright or busy, they’re turning to the dark side. A black exterior is a striking choice for any […]

10 Exterior Design Lessons That Everyone Should Know

While we all want a spectacular home that stands out amongst the rest; we also want a home that blends with its surroundings and neighbourhood. Designing the exterior of a home can be a complicated process of colour choices, materials, balancing shape and lines— it is not a job for novice designers. Do you ever wonder what makes a home exterior visually appealing? Why are there certain homes on the street that make you stop in your tracks and gawk […]