In remodeling, it’s important to strike a balance between past trends, what’s trending at the moment and what will look good in the future. When updating your home’s exterior there are many things a homeowner can do to improve curb appeal. A recent trend in exterior remodeling is incorporating natural materials and elements to achieve a goal of contemporary yet timeless design. Natural materials would generally consist of wood, stone, brick and their lookalikes. Using these materials will add a feeling of stability and calmness to your home’s exterior.
For instance, using rough cut wooden beams (above) provides a rustic look which is popular in today’s design. Natural and artificial cedar shake siding can be used as on gables and dormers to add character to a home’s exterior. Shake siding accents are both widely used in contemporary home construction and are a classic material made popular generations ago and still