You want your home to make a good impression on visitors, neighbors, and potential buyers. Sometimes, that means giving into the current trends. Even if you’re not thinking about making your house market-ready, there are a few great reasons (most of them financially-motivated) for investing in new home siding, especially if you haven’t done so in a while. Whether you’re going with a siding bon air company or want to embark on a DIY exterior siding project, there are plenty of ways to find inspiration from current home trends. Whether you want to really up the ante by installing floor-to-ceiling glass in certain rooms or just want to switch up the look without spending a fortune, here are some market trends to be aware of.
While some homeowners have to deal with strict neighborhood codes that determine how their home’s exterior looks, others have total freedom in this area. If you’re lucky enough to be able to do what you want with your property, there are a few reasons why you might want to embrace dark colors for your siding, especially if you’re working with wood, vinyl, or anything that can be easily painted over. Dark exteriors aren’t just trending in 2019, they’re a great choice for homeowners who live in rough, muddy climates. If you’re sick of constantly having to pressure-clean your home siding just to make it look halfway presentable, you might want to make your life easy by opting for a dark brown or natural wood finish. You won’t have to worry about staining and you’ll be able to relax on the maintenance for a while. That said, it’s never a good idea to let your siding go too long without a proper cleaning. Re-painting your siding or installing a new, darker color exterior will help with curb appeal and will go a long way toward helping your home stand out.
Shades of Gray
There’s no doubt about it: this is the year of gray. Though it’s gotten a bad rap in the past, gray is actually one of the most versatile shades on offer for home siding. It can come in cool or warm tones depending on your mood (and your climate) and you can easily dress it up or down with some white trim or even black accents around the windows. Choosing a neutral earth tone like gray, deep green, or brown will also help visitors (not to mention prospective buyers) notice the details that make your home unique. Bright colors can lend a cheerful appearance to a home’s exterior, but if you have a really special property with stunning details and features that can’t be missed out on, you want to make sure those details stand out without distraction. It will help boost your property’s value and clue prospective buyers into what makes your home stand out from the rest architecturally.
Many homeowners aren’t keen on the idea of embracing black exteriors, but they can give your home some serious pop. More and more homes feature a striking black border around windows and on trims, giving homes an instantly distinguished look. Even if your home is already painted a darker color, adding some black accents can help give your home an instant pop. If you have a dark wood exterior, adding some black trim can help bring out the beauty of the natural material. Even if you’re going for a dark gray or charcoal siding, adding in a rim of black can help break up the monotony and give your home a fresh new look.
Eco-Friendly, Low Maintenance Options
No matter how your home looks or feels currently, the biggest trend you need to be following doesn’t have to do with how your exterior looks visually. Many new homeowners are opting for eco-friendly alternatives to classic home siding. If you’re planning on being in your place for a long time, it can’t hurt to install solar panels or use more sustainable, low-maintenance materials like fiberglass and fiber cement for your siding. When choosing new materials, it also helps to go for siding that’s going to help keep your home insulated, thus saving you money for years on end on heating and cooling bills. Remember that whatever money you spend in the process of improving your home can be knocked right off the selling price in addition to helping you pay less on utilities per month. If you haven’t updated your siding in over five years, now is the time to revamp your home’s exterior to create a market-ready, sustainable home.