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Chimney Caps: Why They Matter

Some home elements are mainly decorative, but others, like chimney caps, are functional too. If you’re wondering if you need a chimney cap (or find yourself asking what a chimney cap is), you’ve come to the right place. We tapped Madelyn Oliver, executive administrative officer at Master Caps, to break down everything you need to ...

Our Review of Sherwin Williams’ Peppercorn

Dark exterior paint colors are growing in popularity, and Sherwin Williams’ Peppercorn is one of our favorites. This dark gray neutral tone can add a dramatic touch to any home design. In this review, we highlight paint color pairings and recommended applications for Peppercorn, dive into the technical specs of the shade, and more. Wondering ...

16 Ways to Use Stone Siding in Exterior Design

Stone siding is a great way to update your house’s exterior or add texture to a structure, and we use it in many of our exterior home designs. From covering the entire façade with stone to adding small accents throughout, there are countless ways to incorporate stone siding into your home design. We’ve rounded up 16 ...

How to Make Your Garage Door Ideas a Reality

Garage doors are an often overlooked — but essential — aspect of a home’s exterior design. Not only do they offer car protection and storage space, they also have a major impact on your home’s curb appeal. If you’re considering a new garage door but aren’t sure where to begin, you’ve come to the right ...

8 Apartment Aesthetic Updates We Recommend for Exteriors

Similar to how homeowners often update their house’s exterior before selling it to attract buyers, it’s important to consider your apartment aesthetic. Simple updates can help catch the eye of potential renters and keep current tenants happy. From changing the exterior paint color to modernizing the entryway, there are countless ways you can improve your ...

Our Review of Sherwin Williams’ Porpoise

Sherwin Williams’ Porpoise is a mid-range, complex neutral that we expect to see a lot more of this year. The greige shade made our list of the 17 best exterior house colors of 2022 and the 13 best Sherwin Williams exterior paint colors for 2022. In this review of Sherwin Williams’ Porpoise, we cover the ...

Our Favorite Green Exterior House Colors

When it comes to exterior paint colors, green is growing in popularity. In fact, several of the shades on our list of the best exterior house colors of 2022 were green. From earth tones and nature-inspired hues to dark, saturated shades, green exterior paint color options are seemingly endless. Keep reading to learn more about ...

Our Review of Sherwin Williams’ Black Fox

Sherwin Williams’ Black Fox is a deep, complex neutral paint color. This saturated shade is versatile and striking and made our list of the top exterior house colors of 2022. In this review of Sherwin Williams’ Black Fox, we highlight the technical specs of this shade, paint color pairing ideas, best applications, and other helpful ...

14 Stucco Houses with Stunning Exterior Designs

It’s no coincidence that stucco houses have been around for centuries. The material — a mixture of sand, Portland cement, lime, and water — is incredibly durable and can withstand most weather conditions. On top of that, this aesthetically pleasing siding option can beautifully transform the exterior of your home and increase your curb appeal. ...