12 Exterior Home Trends You Can Forget About
Make sure your house isn’t committing one of these exterior home trends on the way out
Slim House Columns
First impressions are important, so you want to make the exterior of your home as attractive as possible. Slim house columns make a house look dated. And beefing up your skinny posts is a great way to improve the curb appeal of your house instantly! It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to sell or just want to give your home’s exterior a fresh look, this update is worth it. Check out these 16 ways to add curb appeal for less than $50.
Roof Shingles That Have “Dimension”
If you have a solid color siding on the exterior of your home, then a patchy, asphalt roof is perfectly fine and might be more interesting than a solid-colored roof. However, if you have a multi-colored brick or stone design on the exterior of your home, a patchy looking asphalt roof will not be ideal. This exterior home trend will clash with your fastened elements rather than relate to them nicely.
Choose One Color For Your House Over Many
Just because you have more than one siding material on your house, doesn’t mean that each one needs to be painted a different color. Rather, stick to colors that are in the same color family and are only a couple shade steps away from your main siding color. This will give your exterior home design longevity.
These small, inexpensive improvements to your yard and home’s exterior add up to a dramatic upgrade for your home. So check out these 10 quick DIY projects that add instant curb appeal to your home.
In the past, glass blocks were used to let light shine into a shower or bathroom area without having to sacrificing privacy. Now, these glass blocks come off as dated. This is because newer homes and recently renovated homes use creative glass designs or a skylight to offer privacy instead. Plus, learn how to wash your windows the fastest way with crystal clear, streak-free results.
Cheap Patio Furniture
Cheap patio furniture was and is not the best option for decorating your outdoor space. Additionally, cheap patio furniture does not have longevity, and you will more than likely have to replace it often. This is ultimately bad for the pocketbook, so it is best, when possible, to buy patio furniture that is of a higher quality. So upgrade your patio with DIY furniture. It may seem daunting to try to build your own furniture but we’ll show you the way with plans for each piece. Check out these 15 awesome plans for DIY patio furniture.
This print fad was on everything from clothing to textiles, and was the top selling design for the past few years. But, the ship has sailed for this pattern. So when choosing a new print or color for your throw pillows and area rugs, avoid the familiar grey and white zigzag in favor of a traditional print, subtle pattern, or notable hue, as a simpler pattern will more than likely stand the test of time.
This metal can certainly bring a shiny appeal to your home, but resist the overkill as it is a fad from the ’90s. Instead, shoot for oil-rubbed bronze fixtures on your front door and porch. An inviting front door will improve your home’s curb appeal, whether you’re ready to sell or planning to stay. If you’re thinking about changing the look of your home’s front entrance—maybe with paint or a whole new door—here are 15 stunning front doors to inspire you.
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Too Much Gray
There is no arguing about the fact that gray is a great neutral color for a base design. However, decorating with too much gray is drab. So add a couple pops of color in your exterior home design. This can be as simple as adding some color to your homes exterior through fun throw pillows, a bright front door or beautifully landscaped flowers. And, if you want to make the exterior of your home as beautiful and welcoming as possible, follow these simple guidelines for adding curb appeal to your home.
Plus, interior home trends come and go and before you know it, what you thought was stylish now just looks tacky and dated. Here are 12 interior home trends that make your home look dated and how to fix them.
Steeply Pitched Hipped Roofs
A lot of the steeply pitched hipped roofs are common on McMansions, which we’ll get to later, and countless other golf course club houses. The size of the roofs take away from the rest of the exterior of the house. Make sure you’re keeping an eye on your roof so you can spot the 7 common roof problems and know what to do about them.
Brick is still popular for exteriors but some homes are beginning to incorporate a blend of siding sizes to create texture into the facade. Check out what’s trending for home colors so that exterior really adds to your curb appeal.
The McMansion is pretty low-hanging fruit but it remains one of the worst home exterior designs because of the mishmash of styles in an attempt to convey wealth. But beware from the ashes of the McMansion rises the McModern, an equally troubling trend. You might be able to spot a few McMansions about the most expensive homes in each state.