No matter where you live or what type of home you own, the fact that you opened this article indicates that it is important to you, at least on some level, to differentiate the look of your home from all the rest. Even if you reside in a “cookie-cutter” subdivision house, there are certainly steps you can take to make sure your house doesn’t blend in with the pack, so to speak.
As you look over the next several paragraphs, you will discover some excellent ideas that will help you make small changes to the exterior of your Carolina home to make sure it stands out in all the best ways! Whether you make one change or you try all of these suggestions, you are sure to find your creative juices flowing by the time you’re done reading.
- Use two different widths of siding – Lap siding has a traditional look that appeals to many homeowners throughout the Carolinas. If, however, you want to set your house apart without going too far off the beaten path, you might want to consider using two different widths of siding boards for an eye-catching look. There are numerous combinations you can choose from, but many homeowners who go with this unique look opt for a wide course of siding alternating with a narrow course.
- Choose trim that isn’t white – Unless you live in a Carolina neighborhood in which the Homeowner’s Association requires all residences to have white trim, choosing a hue other than white for your exterior door and window trim – and any other embellishments your home has – is a great way to stand out. You might, for example, want to go with a monochromatic look, like grey trim against grey siding. This is both bold and timeless simultaneously.
- Consider choosing copper – Copper, due to its cost is an under-used material in the home renovation industry. If you have the budget to afford copper accents for the outside of your house, however, you should seriously consider making the investment. Not only does copper have a long life – copper gutter systems can last over 100 years! – but it has a stunning aesthetic, even once it ages to a perfect patina.
- Don’t be scared to make a statement – If you have a bold personality, don’t be afraid to let it shine through in the colors you choose for the outside of your house. Some people who live in Victorian homes, for example, take inspiration from the Painted Ladies in San Francisco and Rainbow Row in Charleston, opting for bright paint jobs that catch the eye from far away!
One major benefit of choosing James Hardie brand fiber cement siding for your exterior renovation is the fact that it is perfect for creating a one-of-a-kind look on the outside of your house. HardieTrim battens, for example, can be spaced in a non-traditional way if you choose board-and-batten siding installation.
If you have questions about fiber cement and whether or not it might be right for you, contact the team at Hatch Homes at your earliest convenience. Our crew is skilled at installing fiber cement, vinyl siding, wood siding, and a variety of other popular cladding materials.