Is your home’s exterior in need of a refresh? If you’ve been contemplating an exterior makeover, these top trends will ensure your renovation stays fresh and on trend longer.
More and more homeowners are investing in their home to enhance its look, feel, and flow instead of solely for maintenance and upkeep. These exterior home trends for 2019 are sure to enhance any architectural style, improve you and your family’s enjoyment of your space, and increase resale value.
1. Dark colors
Move over, neutral. Homeowners are no longer playing it safe with the exterior color of their home. Dark-colored siding contrasted with white trim is a beautiful trend we’re seeing more and more. This trend works for any style home since there are so many dark colors to choose from. Both CertainTeed and James Hardie offer top-quality siding products in darker shades, like deep charcoal or burgundy.
2. Outdoor living
Exterior living areas have been steadily growing in popularity and the trend doesn’t seem to be fading out any time soon. In fact, the AIA named outdoor living rooms as the No. 1 specialty room that’s increasing in popularity. While a deck or a patio are standard with some homes, today’s homeowners are taking their spaces to the next level (literally) with multiple-story deck and patio combinations. A noticeable difference in this trend is that homeowners are no longer thinking of their outdoor space as an extension of their backyard, but rather as an extension of the inside. Outdoor kitchens, dining rooms, hot tubs, bars, and fireplaces are all popular attributes to add to your deck or patio space.
3. Floor to ceiling glass
Lots of natural light has always been popular among homeowners, but now we’re seeing floor-to-ceiling windows and doors become increasingly popular, especially sliding plate glass doors that open up into an outdoor living space. Not only does this allow natural light to pour in, but it makes the flow from the indoors out (and vice versa) much more seamless.
4. Low maintenance
More and more homeowners are turning to low-maintenance products and materials to make maintaining a home a breeze. Things like fiber-cement siding and composite decking are known to be extremely durable and long-lasting without the regular hassle of maintenance.
5. Farmhouse porches
Thanks to cult-favorites, Chip and Joanna Gaines, the modern farmhouse look is here to stay. This year, though, the design has moved from the interior out onto the porch. Large farmhouse porches give a nod to America’s past while attracting today’s homeowners with their spacious, inviting feel. Adding a porch to your home’s exterior is easier than you might think and can instantly make a small home appear larger.