Exteriors 166 Ideabooks

5 Bright Palettes for Front Doors
Nothing welcomes guests to your home better than a bold, beautiful color on the front door. Many people have no trouble picking out a fun color to paint the door, but don't know what to do with the rest of the exterior. And what about the trim? The...
Renovation Detail: The Gambrel Roof
When I became a homeowner, I began studying nearly every house I passed, taking note of architectural features, landscaping, color palettes, materials...
Modern Canadian Homes Showcase Clever Entryways
Previously, I've discussed different ways of creating a sense of entry in modern designs, through entrance canopies and elevated...
Walkway Landscaping Rolls Out the Welcome Mat
Landscaping is the jewelry of the home, particularly in front gardens. It accessorizes and adds color and sparkle that might not fit into a home's exterior otherwise. The walkway to your front door is one of the most important elements of the overall...
Pick the Perfect Front Walkway Material
When it comes to setting a home apart, few things are as important as curb appeal. That all-important walkway to your front door is likely the first thing that guests see, so making a great first impression is crucial. Brick, slate, gravel and bluestone...
Help! What Color Should I Paint My House Exterior?
The Houzz Discussions section is filled with homeowner after homeowner pleading for help choosing exterior paint colors. Help is on the way for three such homeowners, whose homes are featured here along with...
8 Ecofriendly Roof Options for Low Budgets and Up
My house will be in need of a new roof in the near future, and I have a checklist of features for this big-ticket item that I hope to be able to tick off. I am looking for a roofing material that is long lasting, energy efficient, environmentally friendly...
6 Innovative New Japanese Houses
Japanese architects create some of the most popular contemporary residences, evidenced by their proliferation in magazines and blogs, and in the number of books devoted to them. This popularity stems from avant-garde designs born of a number of unique...
Renovation Detail: Board and Batten Siding
While some people dream of sugarplum fairies, I spend my slumbers dreaming of beautifully sided homes. As of late, I've been snoozing with visions of homes with board and batten exteriors. The exterior treatment is a vertical design created by installing...
11 Fences to Match a Modern Mood
A house's character is determined by its exterior form, materials and color, but that character also extends to other features, including fencing. What is appropriate for a modern or contemporary residence is not as easy to determine as what is suitable...
Exposed Rafter Tails Show Heads-Up Craftsman Style
I've come to realize that my kind of home is one with open eaves and exposed rafter tails. Often found on Craftsman bungalows, exposed rafter tails were originally...
How to Pick a Mailbox That Really Delivers
Getting mail is one of the best parts of the day — as long as you're expecting more than junk mail. Certain homes simply call for an attached mailbox that adds curb appeal. Whether it's hanging on the front porch, the garage or the wall surrounding...
Screen Doors Bring a Breath of Fresh Air
For me, nothing says summer like the inimitable sound of a screen door. I grew up in the South, where they're a beloved part of homes both old and new. Not only do they let cooling breezes blow through and allow us to enjoy eight or nine months of warm...
5 Easy Tips for Choosing Your Exterior Paint Palette
Because I live in an older neighborhood with no homeowners association or bylaws, there are no rules and regulations that dictate exterior paint colors. Most of the time, that's a very good thing. Recently, however, our neighbors painted their home a...
Bahama Shutters Bring the Look of the Tropics Home
Summer is heating up, and with the hot sun comes a need for shade and ventilation. Installing tropical-inspired Bahama shutters is a great way to achieve a cool home in the summer months. Hung on the exterior of your home at the top of each window, Bahama...
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