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Exterior Home Design Ideas

You don't have to be an architect to know when an exterior home design feels right. It's an innate sense that we all have. And while trends come and go, there's a current that runs through all timeless designs. Here’s a roundup of articles to consult as you embark on the re-side or home building process and ultimately decide your home’s design personality. 

Looking for more design ideas? Download our Inspiration Guide to see the stunning possibilities for your home.

Exterior House Color Combinations For Your Home

Finding the perfect exterior house color combination allows you the opportunity to experiment with siding, trim, and front door colors, as well as weaving in a subtle shade for your roof. The possibilities for exterior home colors may seem endless, but we’re here to help. These tips and basic design principles can help you build a color scheme that you’ll love for years to come.
Exterior House Color Combinations For Your Home
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Color Harmony: How to Choose Exterior House Colors

Color not only affects the way you think, act and feel, it can add value and substantial personality to your house. So, even though making decisions about which colors to use for your siding and trim feels overwhelming now, it’s all going to pay off in the end. 

So, how do you use color to differentiate your house? The following guide lays out some of the basic principles of color theory, answers our customers’ most frequently asked questions, and shares some tricks from the pros.
Color Harmony: How to Choose Exterior House Colors
How to Add Curb Appeal
You know curb appeal when you see it. How many times have you driven by a house and craned your neck to get another peek because it was so darn charming? It’s like that friend who always looks effortlessly put together. All it takes is a handful of easy touches.

Tip: Elevate the practical. Obviously, you need a mailbox and address numbers on the side of your house. Employ these necessities to show your personality.
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1 *Remodeling Magazine 2023 Cost vs. Value report data.

2 Based on an independent survey of 240 single-family residential builders nationally – including James Hardie users and non-users