Exterior Design Trends for Custom Homes

If you’re designing and building a custom home, one of the most important elements to consider is the exterior. Sure, you spend most of your time on the inside, and you can incorporate more gadgets and custom rooms, but the outside is your bread-and-butter. This is the area that guests and commuters will see first, and really give your house that “wow” factor that makes you proud of your home. 

It’s important to carefully pick your home’s exterior elements, especially since this can be the most expensive section of the home to remodel. When you’re designing your custom home, make sure you pick an exterior that’s going to please you and match your personality; you might be stuck with it forever. 

Maybe you’re having trouble selecting an exterior for your custom home. That’s okay because we’ve got your back. Keep reading for the latest trends in exterior designs for custom homes.

Add a Pergola

Nothing says class like a pergola. If you haven’t already designed a custom deck for your home, you should definitely consider adding a pergola into the plans. These are fantastic because they add cover and shade for homeowners that like to lounge outside, but they also add a ton of visual appeal to the front of your home. Add a stunning garden or stone walkway leading up to the pergola to take the visual element up a notch. 

What We Really Like About Them

If you have a pergola, you can use the columns to match other trim elements on the interior and exterior of your home. For example, if you have exposed wooden beams inside of your home, you can use the columns to match the beams on your home’s interior. 

Go Window Crazy

Windows are definitely in for 2021 and seem to be gaining steam going into 2022. Bright and spacious interiors go perfectly with large window setups on the front and back of the house. Nothing adds to the ambiance of your home’s main corridor or dining room/living room area than a see-through window configuration. Having a lot of windows can make your home look exceptionally modern. 

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If your home is built in a beautifully landscaped area or has a lot of trees, see-through houses can create a stunning view of nature on either side of your home. 

Contrasting Garage Doors

This one was new when we heard of it, but apparently, it’s been gaining steam. If you have garage doors that you plan on investing a substantial amount of money into (the designer type), you should consider contrasting doors, so each design stands out. Make them two different colors to showcase your personality as a homeowner. Alternatively, you can choose garage doors with different patterns as well. The comparing and contrasting is beautiful, especially if you have a beautifully painted two-tone house

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Like we mentioned above, having a two-tone house is a must if you choose this exterior design. One garage door can match the main color, and the other can match the trim. This really makes the exterior of your home stand out. 

Go Big on The Exterior

Don’t be afraid to go the extra mile on your home’s exterior. It isn’t all about pleasing guests and people who pass by, either. There’s nothing like the feeling you get when you pull up to your custom-built home, and the outside tells a story that reminds you of all the hard work you put in to make it a reality. A beautiful exterior can really make your custom home something to be proud of.