Choosing the Right Exterior for Your Home

mountain homeWhether you’re building a home for the first time or renovating the exterior of your current home, it’s important to determine the best exterior style for your home. Here is a brief guide to finding the best exterior style for your home—taking neighborhood, region, climate, taste, and more into account.

Consider your home’s location.

Your home’s location is going to help you make several decisions from the get-go. First, what materials are the homes in your neighborhood using? It’s best to use similar materials to those used on the homes in your neighborhood for a more cohesive look. What about your region? If your home is located near large mountains, like Utah homes are with the Wasatch Mountains, you may want to consider using materials such as stucco or stone to complement your natural surroundings. And what about climate? Some materials are better than others at standing up to intense sunlight, heavy snowfall, high humidity, etc. An exterior design expert can help you find a suitably durable material for the climate in your area.

Consider your taste.

With all of that said, your own taste and preferences definitely have a say in how your home should look. Do you have a favorite color that you would love to see on the outside of your home? Are you especially fond of the natural aesthetic? Would you prefer a colonial look, rustic look, or modern look for your home? An exterior design expert can help you see your options with special home visualizer software—and from there you can simply let your taste decide what looks best to you.

Don’t forget that you can mix materials.

You don’t have to decide on just siding, just stucco, or just stone for your home. Working with more than one material is a great way to give your home aesthetic interest and a dimensional look. Many homes in Utah, for example, feature both stucco and stone, making them blend in well with the surrounding landscape. When designing the exterior for your home, be sure to consult a residential exterior expert who can help you create a truly stunning custom look.

Are you a Utah homeowner? Our experts are experienced and ready to help you design your home exterior. Our design center in Woods Cross, Utah, showcases our most popular stone, stucco, and siding options, and we use state-of-the-art software to help homeowners see what their finished homes will look like before renovation even begins. Contact us today to get started on your home transformation.

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