Exterior Design

Are you aware of the term “exterior design”? If you have never heard of it before, you will want to take note. It is the process of making the exterior of one’s home visually appealing in a manner that is ideal for the style and architecture of the property. Many people underscore the value of designing the exterior of their homes. The truth is, there are various reasons to put together a look that is not only neat and clean, but stylish to boot.

Tips for Perfect Exterior Design

It is in your best interest to have a solid idea of how you want the outside of your house to look prior to seeking assistance from a designer. Consider the following areas to get yourself thinking about what you would like to see.

Colors

The paint scheme should work well together. Look for the perfect shade that will evoke the kind of image that you want for your home. It should be your haven and a place of which you are proud and want to invite guests over. It will show if you do not put much thought into the colors you choose for your home.

Landscaping

The landscaping surrounding your house should be pleasing to the eye. It should not be “busy” or in the way. Keep it trimmed and in key spots, and it is sure to make you and your guests happy. Who doesn’t love to come home and walk up a pathway featuring pristine stone, beautiful flowers or plants, and a fine lawn?

Lighting

The lighting that you select for the exterior of your house should complement its beauty. A nice sconce by the top of your front entrance and solar lights placed on the lawn along the walkway really can make all of the difference in showcasing the attractiveness of your home.

Accentuate the Space

Even if you have an extremely small front yard or space leading up to your house, you can create an appealing look. Put trees along the borders of your yard and keep everything else as simple as possible. Put in flowers in brighter colors, such as white, yellow, and pink, and it will appear larger.

Materials

Consider carefully what type of materials you would like for the façade and siding for your house. There are advantages and disadvantages to every type of material on the market. If you do not mind spending the extra money and want something that will be durable and traditional, look no further than brick or concrete. Wood is a gorgeous choice, especially with an attractive stain, though it can be damaged by water and need replacing fairly often. You can determine which of the many options would be best by thinking about the climate where you live, ordinances for the neighborhood, and if you would like it to match other homes in the immediate area.

You can count on Francoise & Co to create the outdoor space of your dreams.
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