Entry #27, February 28, 2010
Your home’s exterior is comprised of the landscaping, hardscape and architectural detailing. Architectural details are those details that use features of the home to accentuate, and personalize the overall home. Look at the age and style of your home, along with those in your neighborhood. Determine what details you can add to your home to update the exterior. Stagetecture has some suggestions for every budget, read on…
Materials: Brick, flagstone, and metal are a few materials that can
make an average stucco or wood-sided home more visually interesting. Used as an accent, or as an entire wall, careful material use can also bring up the value of your home.
Signage: Want an inexpensive way to add personalization and character? Add house numbers, welcome signs, or even warning signs can be posted while still adding visual interest. Metal Facades site, they have some great looking “No Solicitors” and “No Trespassing” signs.
Roofing: Have an historic home, or live in an area that has copper or tile roofs? Roofing is great way to add color, character and value to your home.
Mailboxes: Think you have to settle for the green rubber-pvc-vinyl-like mailboxes sold at the home improvement store? Think again.
Mailboxes have come along way. Check to see if your neighborhood’s covenants and restrictions have rules regarding personalized mailboxes. Check out some of these great Architectural mailboxes.
There are countless ways to add definition to your home’s exterior. Consider using a fresh coat of paint on posts and fences. This inexpensive tip will help the wood last longer, and make your home look great too!
For more exterior home ideas on Stagetecture, click here.