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Home Exterior Painting Tips and Design Ideas

Exterior painting can transform the look of your home and have a significant impact on its curb appeal. A fresh coat of paint can take your façade from dull and dated to eye-catching and contemporary. It can also have financial implications: According to real estate technology company Home Light, painting the exterior of your home ...

8 L Shaped House Design Ideas and Examples

From beautifully framing your front yard to adding balance within the home’s interior wings, an L-shaped house has many benefits. Originally a variation of the typical ranch-style house, the L-shaped alternative gained popularity thanks to its flexibility and functionality.  Whether you are considering building or moving into an L-shaped house or are looking to refresh ...

Black Stucco House Exterior Transformation in California

Kristina A. and her husband live in a historic California beach town. And while many of the homes have the same coastal look, they wanted instead to opt for something a bit bolder: A black stucco house. While she was a bit intimidated by going to the dark side, Kristina knew it would set her ...

Our Review of Extra White by Sherwin Williams

Extra White by Sherwin Williams has become one of our favorite whites to turn to when designing homes. It’s a stunning shade of white that’s never too stark or soft but still brightens a home easily. Our designers have used it on numerous home styles as an accent and central color with incredible results. Keep ...

Beach Cottage Exterior Transformation in North Carolina

Katie H. was ready to overhaul her beach cottage exterior. But even after finding a contractor and getting the ball rolling on her renovations, she was overwhelmed by the nearly endless paint color combinations she could choose from.  Knowing the exterior of our house needed some serious love, we contracted to have new siding installed ...

8 Gemstone Colors for Home Exteriors

Neutral color palettes that feature white, beige, or gray are timeless options for home exteriors. While gemstone colors like teal, red, or maroon might be less commonly seen in exterior designs, that doesn’t mean they’re any less appealing. If you’re looking for a unique, statement-making exterior, consider incorporating our favorite gemstone hues into your palette. ...

Our Review of Ballet White by Benjamin Moore

Ballet White by Benjamin Moore is an off-white and creamy hue that’s a wonderful choice for a home exterior. Our designers love it for its versatility, neutral undertones, and sophisticated feel. It’s a beautiful color in an array of environments and on many home styles. You really can’t go wrong with this one! Below, we ...

Olive Green Color Siding for Georgia New Build

When building a new home, the decisions to be made are nearly endless. In this often-overwhelming string of choices, one of the most impactful is the home’s exterior color palette. Because your exterior is the first thing both you and your guests see when you arrive, it’s a choice that many homeowners struggle with. Especially ...