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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Simple Exterior Updates Elevate Brick Home in Virginia

Donna A. knew her classic brick home needed an upgrade. While she liked certain elements of her home’s exterior, she also wanted to infuse a few modern touches. She knew she wanted to make some changes, but she wasn’t sure of the best place to start. I wanted to update my exterior but wasn’t sure ...

10 Minimalist House Exterior Design Ideas

In the exterior design realm, minimalism is on-trend and growing increasingly popular. This design philosophy, rooted in a “less is more” ethos, seeks to create spaces that are both visually striking and highly functional by stripping away excess ornamentation and focusing on essential elements. On a minimalist house, you will notice some key features that ...

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 ...