Upgrading your house’s exterior does not only make your home more appealing, it will also definitely increase its home value. Moreover, regularly remodeling it will also ensure your safety and comfort too.
From windows to doors and even roofing, here are the trends you need to know as you update and upgrade your home this year.
Doors: Less Is More
Bid goodbye to those elaborate and intricately-carved doors. This 2018, the trend for doors is going plain and simple. . In 2018, designers are trending towards a minimalist approach to exterior doors, with less intricate elements in favor of something more simple. At the same time, designers say that many opt for larger and wider doors, following a more universal design for houses.
When it comes to locks, more and more homeowners prefer to trade in their keys for codes as keyless entry instead of the traditional lock design rise to popularity.
Windows: Clean Lines, Expansive and Energy Efficient Glass
Homeowners are presently after creating clean lines when it comes to their home’s exterior. According to many designers and home contractors, more and more consumers are seeking squared-off edges and crisp lines. In many cases, they’re desiring the look of aluminum/steel-framed storefront windows, but at a more palatable price point.
More and more are also converting or choosing to have expansive windows. The growth in outdoor living has driven demand for opening glass walls and lift-and-slide doors, as well as larger windows mulled together. The main purpose expansive or bigger window glass serve in general is to allow more daylight to enter into the home, or to access a more dramatic view.
Lastly, homeowners are now very concerned over having energy efficiency because of the rising utility bills almost everyone suffers. In fact, it s now a trend in new houses. Of the options available, the foam-insulated vinyl windows with double or triple pane glass filled with argon gas are a very popular option. They create an airtight seal for your window openings.
Siding: More Texture
Veering away from the panel-siding, experts say that the exterior trend this year is to add more texture on the siding. According to them, this trend has been increasing in the interiors sphere and is now extending to the exterior. This means that there is a shift from vinyl siding to more texturized materials such as real wood, stone, and brick. However, vinyl siding will still be a popular choice because of its durability and affordability.
Roofs: Energy Efficiency
For 2018, the trends for roofs focus less on aesthetics and more on energy efficiency. Homeowners who are remodeling, replacing their roofs, or constructing new houses this year are reportedly investing in features like solar reflective asphalt shingles that make the roof more efficient and reduce heat gain and loss inside the home.
More than that, solar panels as roofing is also becoming more popular as more homeowners are starting to adapt measures that will drastically decrease their monthly utility bills, not to mention its impact in saving the environment.
Whether you are updating your home’s exterior to be more modern and classy, are looking to create an outdoor living space or simply want to embrace energy efficient trends, this year is a great time to do it. Consider these trends and reap the benefits brought about by them not only in the present, but also in the many years to come.