New Year, New Look
New Year, New Look
Call 2020 with a look at some of the incoming interior design elements.
Black Back In
Black color on the outside? You must be joking! No, folks, we're not. Do not fear, stubborn diyers. Spooky is not the goal. Think of it as more than an accent on shutters and doors, but also as a statement about larger siding or trim. Using it wisely and creatively can turn your home into a showstopper in your neighborhood.
Add wood elements
Natural wood accents create a feeling of being closer to nature. They provide depth and definition to the exterior. And if you take our advice and replace your garage door, (ahem, previous photo …), a custom wooden door is transformed into a work of art. Winning!
Take indoors outside
You've heard of moving the outside in, but the movement now is to bring the inside out. Create a space that is more than a place to barbecue (although it is a very important feature, and we recommend that you integrate it into your plan). Design it around how you use it to work from home, relax with a drink and some music, watch the game and cozy around the fire with friends.
Expanded Walkways and Driveways
This trend may have something to do with reducing the lawn to save water and money. It doesn't matter, because we love it! Installing a wider driveway and walkway to your home makes it more welcoming to guests and just screams, come in! Consider the appeal of natural curves in your design rather than straight lines for a relaxed feel. Or if you prefer, use straight lines for an elegant modern look.
Cool Tin Roofs
But it is metal and can be made of aluminum or steel, much of it contains recycled material. A metal roof is extremely durable and can be much longer than traditional shingles, some claim up to 60 years! There are myths around metal roofs, like they are high when it rains, they attract lightnings and they get really hot.
Designed with the comfort of homeowners in mind, a metal roof is no higher than an asphalt when it rains and because the lighting strikes to the highest point, a metal roof is no more likely to be struck than an asphalt. Although they may get a little warm (keep the kittens away from them), they reflect to keep your house cooler during the summer.
The green movement continues when states like California mandate new construction from 2020 onwards to have solar energy. With other states that are ready to follow, solar panels will be a more common feature in many home landscapes.
A wall of glass
Unobstructed views of your garden help to get the outside in and create a floor-to-ceiling view is a home feature we love. Open your space with tall windows that let in the light, or create a wall of glass panel doors that open completely and remove the barrier between you and the outside.
Join the Dark Side
We talk darkly on dark exteriors and accents rather than the traditional color schemes that contrast the trim from the outer edge. Dark brown color palettes inspire a rustic feel, while dark grays lean towards a modern look. Take a hint of the architect's style in your home to lead you to a suitable color scheme.
Materials that lasted
The shift towards using more durable materials during construction or renovation may be inspired by our responsibility for the environment, but also by our desire to upgrade our surroundings with these high quality components. Homeowners will love the lower maintenance and increased efficiency that these materials provide, such as fiber cement cladding that resists insects and fire and that does not require painting or touch for several years.