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9 Balcony Ideas for Your Home Exterior

Not only do balconies add to the allure of an exterior, but they’re also perfect for relaxation, entertainment, or simply enjoying a breath of fresh air. Whether you have a compact city balcony or a spacious spot overlooking the countryside, a balcony can enhance your curb appeal. Read on for some of our designers’ favorite ...

Waterfront Property Design Ideas

If you own waterfront property — whether it’s a vacation home or your full-time residence — and you’re considering making some updates to the exterior but aren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. From beach houses overlooking the ocean to cozy cabins on a lake, we’ve designed all sorts of waterfront ...

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 ...

Victorian Style House Design Tips for Maximum Curb Appeal

Steeped in history and characterized by intricate details, Victorian style homes boast a timeless charm that captivates the eye. These architectural gems, popularized during the reign of Queen Victoria during the 19th century, spark effortless enchantment with their ornate façades and whimsical flair. If you own a Victorian style house, you understand the balance of ...

10 Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Your backyard might be in the back of your home, but that doesn’t mean it should be at the back of your mind. The yard behind your house should add to the overall appeal of your exterior, but it should also function as your own personal paradise. Whether you’re after a peaceful outdoor sanctuary meant ...

10 Traditional House Exterior Design Transformations

Traditional exterior design is a style that has stood the test of time, evoking a sense of charm and simplicity. Defined by classic architectural elements such as symmetrical façades and gabled roofs, traditional homes exude a sense of timeless beauty. Still, while these homes might have been built to last, they are not immune to ...

Fire Pit Ideas to Transform Your Outdoor Living Space in 2024

Looking to add (literal) warmth and ambiance to your outdoor space? A fire pit can transform your backyard into a cozy retreat, perfect for gatherings with friends and family or peaceful evenings under the stars. Whether you prefer a sleek modern design or a rustic look with natural stones, there are endless fire pit ideas ...