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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 ...

10 Homes with Beautiful Wooden Shutters

Shutters were originally made to keep out bad weather, animals, and noise. But today, house shutters can simply be decorative and are often used to add interest, texture, or color to a home’s exterior. Shutters come in a variety of styles and colors and can be made from a wide range of materials. In this ...

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 ...

Designer Tips for a Beautiful House Exterior in 2024

A beautiful house exterior is something most homeowners desire but not all know how to achieve. Some have ideas of various things they could do to make their exterior more attractive but aren’t sure if all the updates will look cohesive. Others are simply unhappy with the look of their home and are unsure of ...

8 Exterior Home Remodeling Ideas to Make Your House Stand Out

From choosing impactful elements to serve as a focal point to infusing your design with unique features, there are plenty of exterior home remodeling ideas to consider if you want to make sure your home leaves a lasting impression. Our designers know how to evaluate homeowners’ design style and goals to make your entire exterior ...

Modern Mansion Design Ideas for Luxury Living

When you hear the phrase “modern mansion,” what comes to mind? A gigantic house with luxurious amenities? An enormous estate with a wrought-iron fence and perfectly landscaped yard?  Merriam-Webster’s definition of a mansion — a large imposing residence — is pretty vague, and even real estate agents and other industry experts struggle to reach a ...

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 ...