As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time to start thinking about any last-quarter projects you want to do around the house. With the holiday season once again drawing nigh, exterior projects might be on your mind; after all, who doesn’t want to impress guests and passersby? Fortunately for most of the people in our service area, the majority of North Carolina and South Carolina are temperate enough to do exterior remodeling jobs this time of year.
As you continue reading this guide, you will discover four specific trends that will make your home look modern and updated in 2018, but will also carry you well beyond the end of this year. Hopefully at least one of these options will jump out at you, and you can get your project done before end-of-year festivities arrive!
- Multi-texture houses – There was a time when most homes were covered in a single shade of vinyl siding or the same color of brick all over and not given another thought. In today’s world, though, homeowners are looking for stylish ways to set their houses apart. One great way to do this is to use multiple materials outside. For example, siding paired with stone, brick, or even wood paneling can give your residence a one-of-a-kind appearance. If you like this notion, lots of great inspiration can be found online, or you can talk to your contractor to get ideas.
- The rise of stone and brick features – Even if you aren’t convinced that a multi-textured look is right for your house, you can still add visual interest with special features made of stone or brick. Porch support columns, for example, take on an entirely new look when they are covered with stone veneer, and walking paths look brand new when they are paved with bricks. Your contractor will be able to help you figure out if full stones or bricks or veneers are the best choice for your specific project.
- Practically maintenance free – We live in a world where technology reigns, making our lives easier and more efficient every day. More and more homeowners are using technologically advanced products and materials to make their houses more low-maintenance than ever before. Fiberglass windows, for example, are incredibly durable and almost impossible to crack, while metal roofing will last for decades and is now available in beautiful finishes that resemble slate and tile.
- Outdoor living is a priority – Many of today’s homeowners are making their outdoor spaces as much of a priority as their interiors. This is especially true throughout the Carolinas and the rest of the Southeast, where outdoor living takes place almost all year long. Making sure that landscaping, decks, and patios truly merge with a family’s lifestyle and decor choices is a major trend moving into the coming years.
If you are interested in updating your home in any of these ways, we hope you’ll give the Hatch Homes team a call soon. We are looking forward to hearing the ideas you have and to helping you turn your dreams for your house into a reality. We work with all of our clients to create customized plans that suit their needs and their budgets, so rest assured that we will do the same for you. We can’t wait to get started!