Some homes just stand out. No matter how many times you pass by, your eye loves to travel over a gorgeous home’s exterior and admire its materials. Homeowners have a lot of choices when it comes to home exterior design. Here are some ideas for one of the features that most affects the value of your home.
Start with symmetry. The elements of your home’s exterior need to be in balance. Start by placing the largest elements like the garage, windows and door. The spacing doesn’t have to be exactly the same on both sides, but there should be a feeling of even distribution, with everything in proportion.
Form follows function. You wouldn’t start by deciding where you want your front windows while still figuring out where to place your kitchen and bathroom. Think about all the ways your family will use your home. Exterior style should complement what you find inside.
Choose materials that go with your style. If your interior is going to be sleek and modern, you might want a minimalist exterior with wood panels and large glass windows. If the inside is designed for more traditional décor it makes sense to choose stone and brick for your exterior. Buy materials with the best reputation for durability to save on maintenance costs down the road.
Think long term. When you choose windows, don’t just concentrate on how they look. Aim for the best UV rating and ease of cleaning. For gutters, don’t skimp on cost and end up having to clean them out every few weeks in the fall. Choose the most durable roofing material available to avoid replacement costs.
The architectural design professionals at Tony McClung can bring your dream to life. Contact us today if you’re building in Highland Park, Preston Hollow or anywhere in the Dallas area.