Design Exceptional Exteriors

Detail, Home Design

bal image 1To keep architecture fresh and exciting, designers search for new ways to use color and materials to help  shape and complete the look of their designs.

Although some overlook these details and deem them an afterthought, color and materials can make or break the integrity of the overall design concept.

Home elevations with a more contemporary character must use color and materials that are contemporary as well. Details make all the difference in executing appropriate contemporary exteriors in residential communities. Designing a unified building with a visual identity that sparks interest can be accomplished in this architectural style with a few key points to guide the process:

bal image 2–Choose contemporary colors and materials that reflect architectural character and are appropriate to the specific locale.

–Mix colors and materials in a harmonious and thoughtful way.

–Use natural and faux materials to enhance the look of contemporary exterior finishes.

–Employ streamlined roof profiles and appropriate colors to unify and complete the overall look.

The Best in American Living article How to Design Exceptional Exteriors by Tony Vinh offers these tips and much more great advice! Read on…

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