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Martis CAmp Lot 584
Martis CAmp Lot 584
Kelly & Stone Architects
Vance Fox
Example of a large mountain style brown two-story wood house exterior design in Sacramento with a shed roof
DS Coastal In The Burbs
DS Coastal In The Burbs
Amy Storm & Company
Large transitional white two-story stucco exterior home photo in Chicago
Ferronato Residence
Ferronato Residence
Cascade Custom Homes & Design
Stunning zero barrier covered entry. Snowberry Lane Photography
Mid-sized arts and crafts green one-story concrete fiberboard exterior home photo in Seattle with a shingle roof
#30 Fifty Lakes
#30 Fifty Lakes
Dotty Brothers Construction, Inc.
Example of an arts and crafts exterior home design in Minneapolis
Custom Home Eldorado Springs
Custom Home Eldorado Springs
Built by Krueger
Large arts and crafts beige two-story mixed siding exterior home photo in Denver with a shingle roof
Grant St, Hinsdale, IL
Grant St, Hinsdale, IL
M House Development
Farmhouse white two-story mixed siding exterior home photo in Chicago with a shingle roof
Craftsman House Plan 041-00145
Craftsman House Plan 041-00145
America's Best House Plans
Designed with fine Craftsman details, this house plan presents a classic Craftsman exterior. The covered front porch offers a welcoming front entry to greet friends and family.
Glenview Haus Modern Entry Door Gallery Project | GD-EMD-823 DD
Glenview Haus Modern Entry Door Gallery Project | GD-EMD-823 DD
Glenview Haus – Custom Doors & Wine Cellars
Our collection of modern doors are made in Europe and deliver superior performance due to the latest European technology and highest level of designs and quality for interior doors. The Modern Collection interior doors are ideal for homes with Contemporary architecture and Modern architecture. For those who envision the perfect, contemporary home, Glenview Haus offers a vast collection of Modern Interior Doors. Our modern interior wood doors feature strong, horizontal lines and geometrical designs that work together to create an unmistakable and artistic effect. This collection flaunts trendsetting looks and styles that are sure to create the perfect modern or contemporary atmosphere in your home. Our interior doors are designed so that the doors inside of your home are as beautiful as the front entry door.
Foxwood Trail
Foxwood Trail
G.Gray Services
Inspiration for a large country white two-story stucco house exterior remodel in Austin with a hip roof and a metal roof
Tudor Lane
Tudor Lane
Fairchild Construction
Large transitional white two-story exterior home idea in Other with a shingle roof
Mariposa
Mariposa
Lori Caldwell Designs
Matthew Niemann Photography
Example of a transitional beige two-story mixed siding exterior home design in Other with a shingle roof
Clopay Residential Garage Doors
Clopay Residential Garage Doors
Cookson Door Sales of Arizona
Example of a mid-sized trendy brown two-story wood exterior home design in Phoenix
Helen St. ADU
Helen St. ADU
Baran Studio Architecture
Industrial gray two-story metal exterior home idea in San Francisco
Preston Luxury - Front Exterior
Preston Luxury - Front Exterior
Christopher Jones Photography
Photo: Christopher Jones Photography / Builder: Reward Builders
Example of a transitional blue three-story mixed siding exterior home design in Raleigh with a shingle roof
Webster
Webster
SDG Architecture, Inc.
Trendy two-story mixed siding exterior home photo in San Francisco
Altadena Craftsman exterior
Altadena Craftsman exterior
colorific
Pierre Galant
Large craftsman green two-story wood exterior home idea in Santa Barbara with a green roof
4337 Mendenhall
4337 Mendenhall
Ron Davis Custom Homes
Stucco Exterior with a Dark Seam Metal Roof
Transitional beige two-story stucco exterior home photo in Dallas
mill valley gem
mill valley gem
Dreamlife Design
Inspiration for a transitional white two-story wood house exterior remodel in San Francisco with a metal roof
Eldridge - Lake House
Eldridge - Lake House
Visbeen Architects
Front Exterior Photographer: Casey Spring
Coastal gray two-story exterior home idea in Grand Rapids with a shingle roof
Farmhouse Architecture
Farmhouse Architecture
Young & Borlik Architects, inc.
Columns and stone frame this traditional adaptation of a craftsman front door in the modern farmhouse aesthetic. The long porch overhang separates vertical and horizontal siding materials.
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 1,285,834 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Amy Storm & Company and Fairchild Construction. 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.