In this day and age, modernization is everywhere. From the phones in our pockets to the cars we drive every day, the next modern trend is right around the corner. The same notion can be said about architecture, more specifically, residential homes.
Seemingly everyday homeowners are utilizing new hot trends to give their place of living a more modern appeal.
While many of these modifications take place inside the home, there are many ways to add modern style during an exterior remodel.
Modern home designs capitalize on the idea that less is more in just every aspect. Complimenting colors, styles, and designs combined with sleek accents are the epitome of modern architecture when it comes to houses.
Whether you are looking for inspiration for your own existing home or maybe a future home, we have a few options to accomplish that modern look you’ve always dreamed of!
1. Updating Your Roof
One of the first things people notice about a home is the roof. How could you not? The roof does so much more for a home than just protect the residents from Mother Nature. Having a dilapidated or outdated roof can make the appearance of your home go from “wow!” to “meh” from a simple glance.
High-quality shingles, such as our asphalt shingles from CertainTeed, bring your home into the 21st century while simultaneously significantly improving functionality. Not to mention, our experienced team can achieve any look you desire.
2. Neutral Color Siding
Along with the roof, your home’s siding is arguably the most noticeable feature. Opting for neutral-colored vinyl siding that is either lighter or darker than the roof, makes for a beautiful transition and dynamic.
Insulated siding will have the same great attributes as normal vinyl siding with the added benefit of saving money on energy costs. Unlike other siding options, vinyl siding has a classic and warm feel to it that, when used correctly, can bring those same qualities to a slightly more modern design.
3. Trim – Less Is More
Long gone are the days of thick intrusive trim around the roof and windows. While trim is required for structural integrity purposes, using single board trim will provide a sleek design without making your home’s features appear blocky.
Minimizing trim around the exterior of the home will, in turn, draw the eyes to the more notable qualities of the home. Having the trim match the siding in a neutral color will add warmth without being too overbearing.
4. Picture & Shape Windows
Few home remodeling projects can transform a modern home as effectively as unique, one-of-a-kind windows. Here at Clemens Home Solutions, your wish is our command! We custom-build windows to fit your style and size preferences. Picture and shape windows can be utilized in any area of the home; that’s the beauty of it!
As the eyes of the home, new upgraded windows are sure to achieve that modern look you have been desiring. Fusion-welded frames ensure long-lasting durability with enhanced energy efficiency.
When it comes to modern windows, bigger is always better!
5. Coordinating Neutral Colors
It goes without saying that whichever colors you choose to have your home painted, it’s important that they match. These days, neutral colors are in when it comes to achieving a modern look. Exterior remodeling projects that are focused on modernization, typically go for sleek, slim lines and accents.
Coordinating your roof, siding, trim, and accent colors around the idea of neutrality will undoubtedly greatly increase curb appeal.
Neutral colors are not overly flashy and typically include black, grey, beige, cream, and brown shades. While these may seem like simple options, many homeowners add subtle shades of primary color into their neutral colorways to have the best of both worlds.
6. Replace Or Remove Shutters
Shutters were a hot commodity back in the day as a means to add an extra level of security from the outside world. While many homes still have shutters today, many are nonfunctional and are purely for aesthetics. Nonfunctional shutters look great on some homes and not so great on others.
Completely removing or replacing your home’s nonfunctional shutters can quickly and easily give your home the facelift it’s been craving. You will be hard-pressed to find a truly modern home with shutters of any sort.
7. Large Entryways
The entryway to a home says a lot about its inhabitants. Not only that, you want it to seem inviting and exciting instead of dreary and daunting, especially for larger homes. Modern homes all over the world have been expanding their entryways for one reason or another. At the very least, large entryways allow more sunlight to enter the home while giving the opportunity to take a peek into the outside world from the comfort of the indoors.
Ready To Add Modern Style To Your Home?
If you are looking for a one-stop-shop contractor to give your home the modern look you’ve always wanted, look no further! At Clemens Home Solutions, we can accomplish every task we mentioned above and so much more! Our Clemens Guarantee ensures we never walk away from a job site until the homeowner is completely satisfied with the outcome.
Ready to take the first step? Give us a call! Our friendly staff can be reached via phone at (765) 358-7535 Monday-Friday to answer any questions you may have regarding our exterior remodeling process.