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Articles by: Kara

10 Spanish-Style Homes with Exterior Ideas

Spanish-style homes have distinct design and character. With any specific architectural style, it can be challenging to update the exterior while staying true to the original intent. This is why we put together a list of exterior design ideas for your Spanish-style house that will freshen things up without sacrificing the style’s true nature. If ...

15 Modern Ranch Style Homes with Massive Curb Appeal

Not your grandma’s ranch! With massive curb appeal, modern updates, and trending color palettes, you will love the modern ranch style homes on this list. We will walk you through what is a ranch style house, and also break down design options, features, and suggestions when upgrading your ranch style house. If you need help ...

15 Stunning Black Houses with Exteriors You’ll Adore

There’s a reason you’re seeing more and more homes with dark blue, gray, and black exteriors. With improvements in technology for exterior paint and finishing materials, homeowners can now choose bold, moody, and dark colors without fear of fading. Not sure if black is your style? Let’s dive into 15 stunning black houses with exteriors ...

9 Stunning Off-White Paint Colors Our Designers Love and Why

White can be an intimidating home exterior paint color to pick because it’s the most reflective of all colors. This means it picks up colors in the environment well and changes its look depending on the time of day, accent features, or environment. To take the guesswork out, we are sharing our top nine off-white ...

6 Best Warm White Paint Colors for Your Home in 2021

Perhaps surprisingly, white can be a tricky paint color to pick for your home’s exterior. The undertones vary significantly and can be hard to see on a swatch. Plus, different elements in your exterior like a brick driveway, lots of shade, or stone can alter how the white is perceived. Instead of spending a lot ...

8 Stunning Outdoor Fireplace Ideas with Photos

No matter where you live, having a cozy outdoor space is a must. Whether your focus is on comfy seating for conversation or a place to eat and play, the backyard is an extension of your living space. Adding a fireplace can extend the life of your outdoor season in cooler climates and turn up ...

Our Review of Iron Mountain by Benjamin Moore

Black may be bold, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be the perfect balance you were looking for in your home exterior update. Whether you have a traditional or modern home, Iron Mountain by Benjamin Moore can add just the right amount of statement. We’ve been seeing more and more people choose black or dark ...