Throughout our service area, especially in mountainous regions like Asheville, North Carolina, rustic style homes are extremely popular. These types of houses look perfect set against the backdrop of mountains and evergreen trees, so we frequently find ourselves helping to transform homes into rustic masterpieces. If you’ve been thinking about adding some rustic curb appeal to your abode, but aren’t sure where to start, you will benefit from reading this guide. Some great suggestions are outlined below!
Color and texture are key.
Truly rustic homes tend to draw from the scenery around them in regard to finishes. They generally feature earth tone hues, such as brown, tan, and sage green, and often incorporate textures, like natural stone and raw lumber, into their facades. If you have questions about what kinds of materials you can use on your house, make sure you talk to your builder or contractor. He or she may have suggestions to help you get the look you want even if your home can’t, for example, support the weight of full stone; stone veneer might be a possibility for homeowners in this situation.
Play-up your porch.
Very few rustic homes lack porches. These spaces are perfect for adding rustic touches to the outside of your house. Chunky wooden rocking chairs, tasteful statues of woodland creatures, and seasonal elements, like buckets of pine cones, are the perfect complements to the rustic style. It’s also a good idea to cover any planters you own with bark to help them blend into your overall design scheme. Talk to a landscaper if you aren’t sure what kinds of plants are best for your region of the Carolinas.
Understand the degrees of rusticness.
There are different types of rustic style. Although they all share certain elements, like a passion for nature and a relatively neutral palette, some degrees of rusticness are more raw than others. Consider precisely what type of house you live in order to select the right details for your exterior remodel.
If, for instance, you happen to live in a very primitive cottage, you can choose weathered details, such as an unfinished door and beat-up vintage hardware. If, on the other hand, you reside in a new construction that merely has some rustic touches, you will probably want to select slightly more contemporary finishes for the outside of your residence.
Let nature guide your landscaping.
Rustic homes don’t have to have perfectly curated landscaping. As a matter of fact, it’s okay for the plants around your house to look a little bit wild. If you aren’t sure what sorts of plants are native to your area of the Carolinas, don’t be afraid to contact a landscape expert to get help. He or she will be able to work with you to select plants that are ideal for both the style of your house and the lifestyle you lead.
No matter how rustic you want your house to look when it is finished, the team at Hatch Homes will make sure it fits your vision. We enjoy working with families like yours to transform houses into dream homes. Call our office to schedule your initial appointment. We can’t wait to get started!