Home Exterior Inspiration Ideas
Have you considered renovating your home’s exterior? Sometimes a fresh coat of paint can make all the difference. Alternatively, getting an experienced siding contractor or remodeling company like Fiderio & Sons might be necessary to tackle multiple updates or renovations to bring the exterior of your home up to par.
If you’re leaning toward the latter, you have several home exterior styles to choose from. We’ve examined farmhouse, craftsman, and traditional home exteriors to help you make an informed decision for your home.
What Does a Farmhouse Exterior Entail?
Farmhouse styles have steadily increased in popularity over the last several years. There are traditional and modern farmhouse-style exteriors; both provide a comforting and visually appealing aesthetic. Most commonly, farmhouse homes will feature large front porches, double-hung windows, and pronounced gables. Many siding contractors use board and batten-style siding, traditional lap siding, clapboard siding, or even reclaimed wood to create the farmhouse look.
Another popular trend is using architectural shingle roofing and metal roofing accents. The most popular farmhouse exterior is board and batten, but you can choose virtually any materials you desire or mix and match. Exterior colors are usually neutral and complement each other, and for extra contrast or character, some choose a two-toned color scheme, adding noticeable curb appeal.
For instance, a dark roof pairs well with light siding, which looks great with dark window frames. And, of course, the “prominent gable” is important to the farmhouse design, while the exterior doors and lighting accents you choose will be the finishing touches with any farmhouse exterior.
Features of a Craftsman Home Exterior
A craftsman-style house actually refers to a home with distinct design features and characteristics, regardless of any specific materials. Craftsman architecture usually includes a front porch that’s large and completely covered, and peaked triangle-shaped roofs, also known as a low pitch gable roof.
Many craftsman homes have columns for supporting the roof, porch, or portico, as well as roof eaves that overhang more than standard eaves, exposed rafters, stone exterior chimneys, and many windows. Remodeling contractors like Fiderio & Sons, who work often with craftsman style homes, will provide homeowners with exterior designs and 3D tools to demonstrate the exterior accents and options available.
Another feature notoriously associated with craftsman home exteriors is landscaping. Every craftsman home you see will have large shrubs, trees, plants, vines, and other unique landscaping features to tie the exterior together.
Keep It Simple With a Traditional Home Exterior
Traditional American colonial-style homes can trace their origin back to colonial days. These homes always feature a very symmetrical design complemented by a mix of historic architecture, which promotes a simple but elegant exterior.
Traditional homes are most often rectangular and typically have two stories, and the front door is an important aspect of traditional home exterior design. In most cases, the rooflines are simple and unobtrusive, with no stark accents or features. Windows are always symmetrically spaced around the house, and the interior layouts are compartmentalized rooms.
Warm and neutral colors are the highlights of traditional exteriors, however, two-tone and stone facades have become more popular to enhance curb appeal. Traditional home exteriors shouldn’t be confused with dull or boring, and with the right home remodeling contractors, your home can be the nicest on the block.
Fiderio & Sons loves helping homeowners transform their homes to meet their vision. Exterior home remodeling projects can inspire creativity and uniqueness, and our professionals can handle virtually any job you have in mind. And if you aren’t completely sure what you want, we’re happy to share some examples of work we’ve done and provide some inspiration.
Our experienced team also has access to digital designs and renderings, so we can help you visualize your exterior home renovations before you make any big decisions.
When you’re ready to learn more about our team and start your home exterior renovation, contact us to schedule a consultation.