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Small house overlooking the bay

The Little House project, built on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, USA. The small house is nestled in a lush grove on the north side of the cliff overlooking the Hood Canal. The building grew on the existing base, its foundation is a square with a side of only 6 meters. The house received a simple shape, its harsh exterior of black cedar siding and cement contrasts with the warm interior, decorated using pine plywood. Homeowners live in Houston, Texas, […]

Family cottage with a panoramic window on a lake in Canada

The house with a panoramic window is located in the municipality of Saint-Elie-de-Cacheston in the province of Quebec, Canada. The window to the lake is the very essence of the cottage. A warm, simple wooden dwelling openly placid lake surface and nature itself. The building stands a few steps from the shore of Lake Pleasant in the Morici region. Due to its simplicity, restraint, and refinement, the project embodies the architect’s attempt to capture the meaning of life in a […]

Black log villa on the coast in Finland

The villa was built in 2017 by the Pluspuu Oy studio on the coastal site in Turku as the second home for a family from the Finnish capital Helsinki. The building is designed in accordance with the wishes of the customer and the features of the landscape. Precisely these principles in its work that the company Terrific Exterior uses – to listen to the end all the wishes of the client and in the implementation of the project to remain […]

Top Six Exterior Siding Options

Siding gives you a great way to add color and definition to your house. There are lots of options these days to help you create the perfect façade and you want to choose carefully. While aesthetics are always important, you also want to consider the material’s durability, ability to resist water, ease of installation and versatility. “From a functional point of view, siding gives you protection,” says architect Amy A. Alper. “From an architectural point of view, there’s an interest […]

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 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 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 […]