12,97,830 Exterior Design Ideas

EXTERIOR FACADE
EXTERIOR FACADE
Sapana Jain
The image offers a view of the villa in the lush green surroundings.
Modern cabin
Modern cabin
Johnston Architects
A modern box of space in the Methow Valley photos by Will Austin
Eleanor - Low Country Farmhouse
Eleanor - Low Country Farmhouse
Visbeen Architects
The best of past and present architectural styles combine in this welcoming, farmhouse-inspired design. Clad in low-maintenance siding, the distinctive exterior has plenty of street appeal, with its columned porch, multiple gables, shutters and interesting roof lines. Other exterior highlights included trusses over the garage doors, horizontal lap siding and brick and stone accents. The interior is equally impressive, with an open floor plan that accommodates today’s family and modern lifestyles. An eight-foot covered porch leads into a large foyer and a powder room. Beyond, the spacious first floor includes more than 2,000 square feet, with one side dominated by public spaces that include a large open living room, centrally located kitchen with a large island that seats six and a u-shaped counter plan, formal dining area that seats eight for holidays and special occasions and a convenient laundry and mud room. The left side of the floor plan contains the serene master suite, with an oversized master bath, large walk-in closet and 16 by 18-foot master bedroom that includes a large picture window that lets in maximum light and is perfect for capturing nearby views. Relax with a cup of morning coffee or an evening cocktail on the nearby covered patio, which can be accessed from both the living room and the master bedroom. Upstairs, an additional 900 square feet includes two 11 by 14-foot upper bedrooms with bath and closet and a an approximately 700 square foot guest suite over the garage that includes a relaxing sitting area, galley kitchen and bath, perfect for guests or in-laws.
Lawless Rereat
Lawless Rereat
Searl Lamaster Howe Architects
When approached from downslope the arrangement of the house is clearly understood with the master suite atop, screened porch and sundeck below, and the living room in the foreground.
Front of Home at Dusk - The Genesis - Family Super Ranch with Daylight Basement
Front of Home at Dusk - The Genesis - Family Super Ranch with Daylight Basement
Cascade West Development
Paint by Sherwin Williams Body Color - Anonymous - SW 7046 Accent Color - Urban Bronze - SW 7048 Trim Color - Worldly Gray - SW 7043 Front Door Stain - Northwood Cabinets - Custom Truffle Stain Exterior Stone by Eldorado Stone Stone Product Rustic Ledge in Clearwater Outdoor Fireplace by Heat & Glo Doors by Western Pacific Building Materials Windows by Milgard Windows & Doors Window Product Style Line® Series Window Supplier Troyco - Window & Door Lighting by Destination Lighting Garage Doors by NW Door Decorative Timber Accents by Arrow Timber Timber Accent Products Classic Series LAP Siding by James Hardie USA Fiber Cement Shakes by Nichiha USA Construction Supplies via PROBuild Landscaping by GRO Outdoor Living Customized & Built by Cascade West Development Photography by ExposioHDR Portland Original Plans by Alan Mascord Design Associates
Countryside Make over
Countryside Make over
Sicora Design/Build
This project features an award winning front facade make over. The existing mansard roof was framed over to create a new look that provides some solid curb appeal! The interior of the home did not need to be modified to accommodate this renovation, since all of the construction occurred on the outside of the home. John Ray Photography
River's Edge
River's Edge
StudioTrimble
The entire exterior was updated with new trim, some new windows and doors, new handrail and new exterior colors.
Alegria
Alegria
Dana Webber Design Group
A Modern Farmhouse on the coast of Washington State. This old beach cottage was an extensive remodel with an all female design team. At the Dana Webber Design Group, creating spaces for entertaining was our focus. This modern farmhouse living room is a hit. Beautiful decor ideas. Mixed materials of wood, steel and glass create a beautiful natural look. We are a full service architectural firm on Bainbridge Island, just off the coast of Seattle. Take a look at the full home tour at DanaWebber.com
Everyone dreams of a spectacular home that stands out amongst the others on the street. The exterior home design plays a crucial role in making guests and neighbours stop in their tracks and gawk in awe. Hence, planning the exterior design of a home is a daunting process of colour choices, materials and balancing shape. Exteriors reflect the overall style of the home and say a lot about the family that lives there; so if you’re not giving the right vibes, it might be time for an update. Take a look through the exterior designs of houses images of front doors, and gates or read on for a few more pointers.

Which home exterior design style will work for me?


Your location, overall sense of style, budget, and current home layout will dictate the style of your exterior. Whether you're a traditionalist, minimalist or trendsetter, there is an architectural design style that will work for you. If you like an old-fashioned look, consider a Victorian, Colonial Revival home exterior. For sleek, modern exteriors, think about a Prairie style, art deco, modern or design. Alternatively, if you want your home to have regional character, go with Mediterranean, or tropical.

How do I give my home an exterior facelift?


While some exterior designs are unalterable, there is a wide range of options available to improve it. Gates, front doors and the pathway to your home are easy to improve without huge budgets. A driveway or pathway must be kept neat and tidy and you can consider updating it attractive tiles or gravel. Repainting or replacing gate that fronts your home can also offer an overnight transformation without breaking the bank. An area to not cut corners, however, is the front door, where spending a little extra can make a huge difference in quality, similarly updating your windows can be a significant exterior project but it is one that has benefits both inside and out, as well as potentially saving you money on energy later. When it comes to updating the facade of your home,exterior paint is the quickest and most affordable way to achieve a makeover, and if you opt for a colour other than white it can really make a statement.

Another big external makeover project that will add character to the most mundane of homes involve adorning the walls with climbing plants – delicate trailing jasmine or bright coloured bougainvillea plants are favourites.
You can make more significant changes in the design your home exterior using wall cladding like adding timber cladding, stucco, tiles, metal or glass.

What colours and materials should I use for my house exterior?


Traditional homes typically use brick, concrete, and exterior paint, while pebble stone, glass, and metal cladding are popular contemporary options. Again, the materials you use will depend on the weather conditions and the statement you want to make. Your budget will also affect your choice.
Think about your neighbours when choosing exterior house colours. Firstly, so you don’t replicate next door’s shade; and secondly, so you don’t stand out like a sore thumb.Explore exterior colour combinations that balance the overall look of your home. If you don’t want to go too bright and bold, paint house exterior elements like the front doors and window trims in eye-catching colours.

How do I decorate the exterior of my home?


A well-done exterior is like the final product, so don’t add on.Avoid the overkill. If you have a lot of space in front of the home, ensure you have a well-landscaped garden. The landscaped space will add visual appeal to the home. Light up your home with sufficient outdoor lighting to make walking up to the front door easy at night. If like to add smaller elements think of home numbers and names in unique fonts and colours add personality and doormats & mailboxes to ensure your home offers a warm welcome.

Whether you want inspiration for planning an exterior renovation or are building a designer exterior from scratch, Houzz has 12,97,830 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Searl Lamaster Howe Architects and Visbeen Architects. Look through exterior photos in different colours and styles and when you find an exterior 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 ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.