Exterior cladding may not be something that you give a lot of thought, but it is what keeps a building safe when weather happens. It is the exterior wall covering that protects all the interior components of a house. The cladding is a critical choice in how a building holds up for the long term and how much upkeep will be needed to maintain it. Today’s cladding choices are more varied than ever, offering better technical protection but also more aesthetic options.
The Sum of Its Parts
Cladding materials may seem like the only choice for finishing a house, but without the proper layers beneath, the outer layer won’t get the job done. Weather membranes, insulation, flashing and vapor barriers are all critical to the success of wall cladding. There are some common choices for house cladding, but others are gaining popularity today
Windows complete any home’s design. From an interior standpoint, they help let in light and allow those inside a chance to take in the view. From the exterior, windows help complete the home’s style and curb appeal.
And while a lot of emphasis gets placed on how to finish interior windows (with window treatments and styles being the subject of many homeowners’ concerns), window exteriors often need just as much help. But while window coverings are often the solution for the interior, it’s window trim that helps complete the look on the outside.
Trim helps frame a window, giving it definition and dimension as well as style and design. If you’re looking for ways to finish your exterior windows, take a look at these 7 design ideas for inspiration.
Selecting the Right Window Trim
Window trim is necessary to every exterior. Trim helps cover the edge between siding and the
# Modern Bird Nest House
This home exterior looks pretty much like a tree house except that it is not made on a tree. This stylish, modern and simplistically designed house exterior blends very well with the surrounding greenery. It is an environment friendly design that is sustainable and is a timeless piece of art. The box shape design goes well with the tree as it is of the same height as the tree. If you have ever dreamed of how it would be to live in a birds nest, then this one seems pretty close. So, live your dream and explore various such designs to create a nice abode for your loved ones.
# Transparent Tree House In The Forest
If you are a lover of nature or likes living in a house surrounded by lots of forest like greenery, then this exterior home design will be just suitable
Mediterranean architecture was especially popular between 1915 and 1940, and still remains one of the most popular ones there is. The Mediterranean architecture was deeply influenced by the fact that these parts include three very different continents: Europe(Spain, Greece, France,… Continue Reading
When most of us think of front door wreaths we think circle, evergreen and Christmas. Wreaths come in all types of materials and shapes. They can be made from simple pine cones that you find in your front yard, fresh… Continue Reading
Shutters are a wonderful addition to any home. They give the home an air of warmth and comfort, a feeling of home. They can be traditional or modern, farmhouse shabby or city chic. Shutters can be made from a variety… Continue Reading
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Clean lines, smooth surfaces and lots of light encompass the look of a modern home. Ornamentation is kept at a minimum to focus on a large perceived space and welcome indoor-outdoor living. These one-of-a-kind homes are usually asymmetrical with flat or uniquely slanted roofs.
Recommended Window and Patio Door Styles for Modern
While modern homes are varied in how they are designed, sliding horizontal windows can almost always be a great choice. Another popular operating style is awning, often times placed below large picture windows as it brings in subtle fresh air. Many modern homes push beyond the norm when it comes to the shape and positioning of the windows. This could look like uniquely cut gables, windows wrapping around the corner of a home, or having glass from floor to ceiling. The possibilities are endless!
Aluminum is a popular window material to use because modern homes almost always have
Buildings that have a uniform texture and color can be monotonous; exterior architectural cornice is an effective and very simple way to enhance the design and visual appeal of most types of buildings. Architectural cornice serves a number of aesthetic functions. First, it can provide variety and excitement to most buildings. A building with architectural cornice will invariably be more pleasing to the eye than an identical building that does not contain this element of design. Second, cornice provides a sense of balance to structures. The lower portions of most buildings have a thicker and heavier area, and architectural cornice ensures that the top of the building will as well. Exterior architectural cornice also provides a definitive finishing touch to the building by crowning it.
Aside from the numerous aesthetic benefits of adding architectural cornice to buildings, it is also a very functional design enhancement. Reinforced cornice acts as a
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Paint the exterior of your home to boost its curb appeal, change a color you don’t like or refresh a dilapidated paint job. It’s a large job that requires proper planning, preparation and tools. In most cases, it’s best left to a pro. But before you call one, consider a few factors that will affect your project’s budget.