Though we still have almost another month of summer left, it seems like the seasons are already changing. Some kids are even heading back to school, and others are getting ready. Fall clothes and decorations are already filling store shelves.
The end of the summer season is the perfect time to consider a new look for your home’s exterior. Contractors are nearing the end of their busy season and usually post incentives and deals.
If you need a little motivation, here are some of our favorite trends in home exterior design:
The modern farmhouse design is here to stay and for good reason. Think understated wooden shutters, eye-catching door colors, and fresh white trim – this aesthetic creates curb appeal that’s hard to resist. For a door hue that will fit all four seasons, consider a spicy pumpkin or burnt orange. It will contrast nicely with landscaping in the warm months and provide a cheerful focal point in the middle of the winter.
Arts and Crafts Touches
If the farmhouse look doesn’t fit your home’s aesthetic, perhaps it might benefit from some Arts and Crafts touches. The term harkens back to the late 19th century and is applied to houses with lower pitched roofs, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired styling, and handcrafted stone or woodwork. Even if your home wasn’t built in Arts and Crafts Design, the look is easy to achieve with some wooden or stone accents and new trim work. Have fun with color contrasting for a look that manages to be both historic and modern.
Some people don’t like lots of color on their home’s exteriors, and that’s OK. In fact, there’s a perfect trend for you: combining different neutrals to achieve visual interest and curb appeal. Consider mixing dark stones, and beige, grey, and ivory detailing to create a look that’s both understated and modern. Contrast your home’s neutral siding with a different colored trim and door.
Your home exterior project can be as big or as small as you want. If you need new siding, now is the perfect time to jump on one of these trends and create a home that the whole family will enjoy. If you’re working on a smaller budget, choose a single feature – like a doorway or a front porch – and make your transformation from there.
The end of summer season is the perfect time to improve your curb appeal. Try one of these trends today. Contact us at Tri County Windows and Siding for a free estimate.