Most posh area houses are known for their elegant designs, majorly exterior design. Because most of these houses are grand, people tend to notice them more, but the fact remains that every house is built to be unique. There are several factors including weather conditions, maintenance and prevailing trends that help you pick the right type of exterior for your home. If you are also planning to construct your house sometime soon, this blog will definitely help you with some trendy options for its exterior.
- Stone exterior
It is a very expensive choice to make and for all the right reasons. Stone is the most durable kind of material any building can have. Thanks to the variety of choices available, any homeowner give his house an unmatchable look in the neighborhood. Because of its cost, you will come across only a limited number of houses with stone exterior. To add the nature’s beauty in house, the modern architects add such stones to the front patch thus enabling homeowners to achieve their desired results.
- Brick exterior
Brick houses have been popular for quite as their outlook is not just unique but also easier to maintain. With a bricked exterior, you can avoid the expensive maintenance cost of paint and at the same time maintain temperature of your house during both summer and winter. Their rough yet classic finish is quite appealing to look at and thus increases the value of your house. You can choose from simple red bricks to rouge tiles and thus their cost varies. Please note that the bricked exterior is more expensive than the regular one.
- Stucco exterior
When it comes to choosing home siding options other than paint, stucco is a reasonable choice in terms of cost. Any home exterior can be made unique with stucco as there are many ways of applying and preparing stucco. A mixture of cement and sand/lime combines to form stucco which can be applied in variety of ways to make your home look unique in its neighborhood. Remember one disadvantage of using stucco exterior: in case you get bored of the exterior and want to choose another style, a lot of labour would be required to clean out the surface and make it ready for paint etc.
- Painted exterior
With paint, a lot can be done to make your home look fairly unique and attractive. It is also one of the cheapest options but the maintenance cost in the longer run can increase if you fail to choose the right type of paint for your house. Remember one thing, the choice of colour is very important and it can make your home brighter and bigger. So, what colors make a room look bigger? For an optimum effect, go with soft tones like off-white, blues, and greens, and always remember that brighter rooms feel bigger and more inviting.
- Wood exterior
To give classy-cum-natural look to your home, wood exterior is the best option. As wood is a natural material, so it inspires a feeling of relax and comfort. Above and beyond, this option is also environmental friendly because wood is a naturally sourced renewable material. Although, your onetime cost for full filling desire of having wood-exterior will be more, on the same time this has multifold benefits as it is easy to paint, eco-friendly, and easy to repair.
Other than the home exterior options mentioned in this blog, vinyl, and metal siding are also used in different parts of the world but in most parts of Pakistan, especially the major cities in plains, using these material is impractical due to the weather conditions. Try the exterior which suits you the best. Good Luck!