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Alegria
Alegria
Dana Webber Design Group
A Modern Farmhouse on the coast of Washington State. This old beach cottage was an extensive remodel with an all female design team. At the Dana Webber Design Group, creating spaces for entertaining was our focus. This modern farmhouse living room is a hit. Beautiful decor ideas. Mixed materials of wood, steel and glass create a beautiful natural look. We are a full service architectural firm on Bainbridge Island, just off the coast of Seattle. Take a look at the full home tour at DanaWebber.com
2019 calendar projects
2019 calendar projects
Trestlewood
June Cannon
Inspiration for a rustic exterior home remodel in Salt Lake City
The Willow
The Willow
Biringer Builders, Inc.
Bryan Chavez
Cottage exterior home photo in Richmond
Bayou Low Country
Bayou Low Country
42 North - Architecture + Design
Inspiration for a rustic exterior home remodel in Grand Rapids
Modern Farmhouse - Charity Showcase
Modern Farmhouse - Charity Showcase
Augusta Homes
Farmhouse exterior home photo in Charlotte
Drexel
Drexel
Cusimano Architect
Example of a large classic multicolored two-story mixed siding house exterior design in Houston with a metal roof
Clopay Garage Doors
Clopay Garage Doors
Central MN Door Service of Little Falls
Example of a large arts and crafts beige two-story mixed siding gable roof design in Minneapolis
Warm Modern Exterior
Warm Modern Exterior
Zaharias Design
Architect : CKA Light grey stained cedar siding, stucco, I-beam posts at entry, and standing seam metal roof
Inspiration for a contemporary white two-story stucco exterior home remodel in San Francisco with a metal roof and a black roof
Exteriors
Exteriors
Paredes-Grube Architecture
Large craftsman green two-story wood house exterior idea in New York with a shingle roof
upper long lake house
upper long lake house
kevin akey - azd associates - michigan
Example of a large minimalist multicolored two-story mixed siding house exterior design in Detroit with a hip roof and a shingle roof
Coronado Farmhouse
Coronado Farmhouse
Christian Rice Architects, Inc.
Example of a mid-sized cottage white one-story wood exterior home design in San Diego
Chetek
Chetek
Lampert Lumber
Mid-sized mountain style gray one-story wood exterior home photo in Minneapolis with a shingle roof
Can Deus
Can Deus
Dawson Design Group
Brady Architectural Photography
Large modern gray two-story mixed siding exterior home idea in San Diego
Highland Village, Houston-Modern
Highland Village, Houston-Modern
Winfrey Design Build
Inspiration for a contemporary multicolored two-story mixed siding house exterior remodel in Houston
Private Terrace & Lake
Private Terrace & Lake
James Cross Inc
Example of a trendy exterior home design in Miami
Timby ADU
Timby ADU
Shelter Solutions LLC - ADU Specialist
Farmhouse exterior home idea in Portland
Ponte Vedra Contemporary
Ponte Vedra Contemporary
Aria Homes, Inc.
Jessie Preza Photography
Large trendy two-story wood house exterior photo in Jacksonville with a metal roof
West 71st Street Addition & Whole House
West 71st Street Addition & Whole House
Schloegel Design Remodel
We selected a natural green color with warm wood tones to give this home personality and carry the rustic feel from in to out. We added an open timber, framed overhang, which matches the back screen porch to the rear.
Remington Residence
Remington Residence
Drawing Dept
RVP Photography
Country white one-story concrete fiberboard gable roof photo in Cincinnati
Naperville Landscape
Naperville Landscape
KD Landscape
Summer Beauty onion surround the stone entry columns while the Hydrangea begin to glow from the landscape lighting. Landscape design by John Algozzini. Photo courtesy of Mike Crews Photography.
Never underestimate the importance of a first impression! Home exteriors are the very first thing neighbors, visitors and prospective buyers see, so you want your house front design to impress. Whether you are considering an exterior remodel to upgrade your front elevation and resale value, or simply want to enhance your home’s aesthetic with a fresh paint color, choosing the right exterior design for your home is an important undertaking.

When exploring various exterior ideas, it is important to remember there are different phases with a home exterior makeover. Exterior remodeling is not much different than interior remodeling — both projects require careful consideration of all the components involved. If you're starting from scratch, browse exterior photos and determine what kind of home exterior design ideas you are drawn to, and which ones would be compatible with your current space. Once that's decided, consider materials and colors. Your overall home and neighborhood style will generally guide these selections, but your personal taste and resale ability should also be taken into consideration. When this phase is complete, you can then move on to researching exterior decorating ideas! Save your favorite exterior pictures to your Houzz ideabook and take notes on what kind of decorations you like and what would potentially work for your space. Adding some finishing touches to the facade, like exterior shutters, always guarantees a personalized, lived-in look, whereas something like exterior lighting is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Which home exterior design style will work for me?


There is a huge range of exterior designs to choose from — whether you're a traditionalist, minimalist or trendsetter, there is an architectural style that will work for you. If you like an old-fashioned look, consider a Victorian, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Tudor, Cape Cod or Craftsman home. For sleek, modern exteriors, think about a Prairie style, art deco, modern or midcentury design. Alternatively, if you want your home to have regional character, go with a mediterranean, Southwestern or tropical style. Ultimately, consider your location, style, budget and current home layout before finalizing your exterior remodeling ideas and plans.

What exterior house colors and materials should I use?


The materials you end up using for your exterior remodel are often determined by the overall style of the house. When perusing exterior ideas for more traditional homes, you’ll notice that exteriors are usually comprised of brick and wood shingles, while stone and metal siding are popular contemporary options for more modern homes. If you’re on a tight budget, vinyl siding is a more affordable option; if money is not an issue, stone is beautiful but will cost quite a bit more. Although there is some leeway in the materials you use, be sure they accurately reflect your home’s overall style.

If you're not quite ready for a full-on remodel, there are still several exterior ideas you can put to work. Simple things like changing up the trim and paint colors will make a noticeable impact — try to pick a neutral primary color, like beige, brown or gray. If you want to stray from the norm with bright accents, try painting your front door or garage door something bright, such as red, green, blue or yellow.

How do I decorate my home exterior?


As you consider various exterior decorating ideas, you’ll notice that less is more; a few decorative elements spice up your home's architectural style but too many can make your exterior design look cluttered and chaotic. House numbers are a great way to add personality; you can try a unique font or brighter colors for a different look. Mailboxes, doormats and unique exterior lighting also help enhance your house's facade, and when the holiday season rolls around, don't forget about decorations! Landscaping is also key to a well designed exterior, so choose plants and hardscaping that will play nicely with the decor to provide a welcoming look.

Whether you want inspiration for planning an exterior home renovation or are building a designer exterior home from scratch, Houzz has 1,335,927 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Terri Hoeksema Lynema Interior Designer and Christian Rice Architects, Inc.. Look through exterior home pictures in different colors and styles and when you find an exterior home design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful exterior home photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.