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Modern Farmhouse in Observatory Park
Modern Farmhouse in Observatory Park
AJ Kirkegaard Contractors
Example of a large country two-story house exterior design in Denver with a metal roof
The Hidden Treasure
The Hidden Treasure
Colby Construction
Tricia Shay Photography
Country white two-story wood exterior home idea in Milwaukee with a shingle roof
San Juan Passage: Exterior
San Juan Passage: Exterior
Union Studio, Architecture & Community Design
Photo: Courtesy of Gilbane Development
Mid-sized traditional two-story wood exterior home idea in Providence
Hudson Deck
Hudson Deck
Legacy Design-Build
Custom Iron wood deck with metal and cable railings, stone pillars, Phantom Screens installed to create a screen porch area. Standing seam copper roof system above the exterior door of the house and a creative stone BBQ area with a pergola style roof and lighting
Hollcroft Residence
Hollcroft Residence
Giulietti Schouten Weber Architects
Inspiration for a contemporary wood exterior home remodel in Portland
River House
River House
McClellan Architects
Photo: Patrick Barta
Inspiration for a mid-sized coastal two-story glass exterior home remodel in Seattle with a shed roof
Wilton, Ct. Res.
Wilton, Ct. Res.
Cugno Architecture
New 6,000 sf. Shingle Style Residence in Wilton, Ct.
Inspiration for a large victorian brown three-story wood gable roof remodel in New York
Rustic Living
Rustic Living
The Wadsworth Company
Large mountain style multicolored two-story wood exterior home photo in Other with a mixed material roof
Berkshire House exterior
Berkshire House exterior
Resolution: 4 Architecture
BERKSHIRE HOUSE Location: West Stockbridge, MA Completion Date: 2007 Size: 2,227 sf Typology Series: L Series Modules: 6 Boxes & Butterfly Roof Program: o Bedrooms: 3 o Baths: 2 o Features: Media Room, Roof Deck, Outdoor Fireplace, Screen Porch o Environmentally Friendly Features: Geothermal Heating/Cooling System Materials: o Exterior: Cedar Siding, Cement Board Panels, Galvalume Metal Roof, Ipe Wood Decking o Interior: Bamboo Flooring, Caesar Stone Countertops, Slate Bathroom Floors, Cherry Cabinets, Aluminum Clad Wood Windows with Low E, Insulated Glass, Hot Rolled Black Steel Cladding Project Description: A modification of the 2-Bar Bridge, L Series typology, the Berkshire House is a further development of the original concept for the Dwell Home. Architects: Joseph Tanney, Robert Luntz Project Architect: Brian Thomas Project Team: Michael MacDonald Manufacturer: Simplex Industries Engineers: Lynne Walshaw P.E., Greg Sloditskie Contractor: Small Building Company Photographer: © RES4
Mill Valley "home Sweet home"
Mill Valley "home Sweet home"
Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs
Mid-sized elegant two-story wood exterior home photo in San Francisco
wood block residence
wood block residence
chadbourne + doss architects
chadbourne + doss architects reimagines a mid century modern house. Nestled into a hillside this home provides a quiet and protected modern sanctuary for its family. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider
The Rain Man
The Rain Man
Rosewood Custom Builders
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary multicolored two-story mixed siding exterior home remodel in Dallas
Putter's Cabin
Putter's Cabin
Ward-Young Architecture & Planning - Truckee, CA
photo by Vance Fox
Example of a trendy metal exterior home design in Sacramento
2013 Southern Living Custom Builder Showcase Home
2013 Southern Living Custom Builder Showcase Home
Dillard-Jones Builders, LLC
A Dillard-Jones Builders design – this custom mountain home was inspired by Southern Living Magazine and the North Georgia Mountains. Its elegant-rustic design flows throughout the entire home. Photographer: Fred Rollison Photography
Renovation
Renovation
Tim Cuppett Architects
Inspiration for a timeless two-story exterior home remodel in Austin
Truckee - 02
Truckee - 02
MWA, Inc.
Hilltop hideaway. Photographer: Vance Fox
Large rustic brown two-story stone gable roof idea in Sacramento
Dream Cottage with a View
Dream Cottage with a View
Mary Hannah Interiors
Huge beach style beige two-story mixed siding exterior home photo in Other with a shingle roof
Modern w/ a Side of Ranch
Modern w/ a Side of Ranch
Hufft
This contemporary renovation makes no concession towards differentiating the old from the new. Rather than razing the entire residence an effort was made to conserve what elements could be worked with and added space where an expanded program required it. Clad with cedar, the addition contains a master suite on the first floor and two children’s rooms and playroom on the second floor. A small vegetated roof is located adjacent to the stairwell and is visible from the upper landing. Interiors throughout the house, both in new construction and in the existing renovation, were handled with great care to ensure an experience that is cohesive. Partition walls that once differentiated living, dining, and kitchen spaces, were removed and ceiling vaults expressed. A new kitchen island both defines and complements this singular space. The parti is a modern addition to a suburban midcentury ranch house. Hence, the name “Modern with Ranch.”
Mid-Century Modern Renovation
Mid-Century Modern Renovation
Koch Architects, Inc.
Entry Garden
Large modern brown two-story wood flat roof idea in San Francisco
Thomas Residence
Thomas Residence
P. Shea Design
Inspiration for a timeless white two-story brick exterior home remodel in Nashville
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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 1,307,854 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Legacy Design-Build and Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs. 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.