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5 Home Exterior Trends That Stand the Test of Time

When it comes to decorating the outside of your home, making changes isn’t nearly as easy as painting some walls or buying new furniture as you would do for the inside of your home. So, when you are having a new home built, it’s important to include exterior features that are not only trendy now, but ones that will withstand the test of time.

 

The following are some great exterior trends that we incorporate into many of our modular home designs.

 

1. Front Porches

A front porch almost always makes a home look more inviting. What is great about porches is that they come in so many shapes and sizes, and they all serve a great purpose. The idea of spending time on your front porch – whether it’s wraparound or not – is not only a great selling feature but it gives you one more thing to love about your home. Whether you like to use your porch to sit outside and watch the world go by, or to welcome friends and family, a front porch will always be a trend. Make sure to pick neutral colours when finishing it to ensure it’s timeless.

 

2. Big Windows

Windows bring light into your home, and the more windows you have the bigger the interior of your home will look. This is especially if you have a great view – like a wooded area or a lake. Letting light into your home will never go out of style, and big windows also look great from the outside as long as they’re well maintained.

 

3. Brick

When buyers are looking for a new home, a brick home is a very attractive option for almost anyone. Brick exteriors tend to be more durable and stand up to weather better than other materials used. Brick can be painted, washed and re-done if needed. No matter if your house is one or two-storeys, a brick exterior will give you a timeless look to the exterior of your home.

 

4. Covered Entrances/Verandah

A covered or sheltered entrance provides some additional aesthetics to your house but it’s also a huge convenience factor. Whenever there is inclement weather such as rain or snow, having a little shelter when you step outside gives you time to get out an umbrella or put your hood up. The additional extension to your home, in the form of a verandah, will give your home curb appeal and a classic appearance.

 

5. White Trim

No matter what colour siding or brick you choose for your home, having white trim will make any exterior colours stand out. White trim provides a clean and fresh look to your home. In addition to making your home look clean and fresh, white is a colour that will always be in style and on trend, so you won’t have to worry about repainting trim every couple years.

 

At Quality Homes, we make it our mission to build homes that our clients are going to love for years to come. For a consultation for your next home, contact us today.