Tag: Options

Exterior Wall Cladding Ideas: 10 Best House Cladding Options

When you want your home to stand out on your street, begin with a range of fabulous exterior cladding options. Kerb appeal is all about great first impressions that become a talking point and last for a long time.

Be it a new construction or a renovation on a tired old building, with the right external wall cladding material and design advice, you can have a visually stunning home that has character, personality and individual style.

However, a home’s exterior is not just about first impressions and street appeal. Exterior wall cladding is a high performance material that also serves as a protective skin for the building and its interiors. A good quality cladding shields the built structure against the sun, rain, wind, temperature extremes, fire, moisture, noise, pests and even pollutants. Wall cladding is an excellent insulator, safeguards against structural deterioration and makes the interiors more energy efficient.

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11 Free Home Exterior Visualizer Software Options

GAF virtual home designer

Visualize the exterior of your home with different colors, siding, materials, windows, shingles, shutters, trim and more. These are some amazing free home exterior visualization software platforms where you can see what your home looks like with many different exterior design elements. It’s fun too.


This is a super cool article because the software is so cool for any homeowner considering painting their home exterior or changing exterior material.

It’s hard to visualize a different color or material.  That’s where these software options come in.

Most that we selected to include in this list was easy and fast to use.

Check them out.

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1. Provia Visualizer

Provia Visualizer home exterior software

Provia is an easy-to-use home exterior visualizer.  You can upload your own photo or use one of many photos provided by

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8 Top Exterior Siding Options: Pros and Cons

Choosing your home exterior material is a BIG deal! Not only is it one of the most expensive line items when building a home, but your exterior is also everyone’s first impression of your home … and I know you want to make a traffic-stopping great first impression! If you are confused about your exterior siding options and pricing … or unsure where to even start in choosing materials for your home exterior, this post is for YOU!

Below is an overview of eight of the most popular types of siding (as well as pros and cons of each) so you can confidently make a decision for your own home build! 

Top Exterior Siding Options Pros and Cons

WHY EXTERIOR SIDING SELECTION IS IMPORTANT

Exterior siding material is one of the most expensive line items when building a home, so it’s important to understand your options and what fits best with your desired aesthetic (design and curb

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Basement Flooring Ideas – 30 Best Options & Designs

boston basementRemodeling basements into rooms that offer more than simply being a storage space is becoming a much more popular and cost-effective way to expand the habitable space in your home and in this Home Flooring Pros guide we take you through 30 of the best basement flooring ideas we could find.

With the right vision, and good contractors to tackle some of the trickier aspects, you can re-imagine your under-used subterranean space into the ultimate games and entertainment space, a magical kids playroom, a super functional laundry room, a multi-purpose home gym, or a luxurious spa complete with sauna and plunge pool! And just as the options for how to use your basement are endless, so are the basement flooring ideas to go with them!

In fact just about any flooring idea that you might have for the main part of your home can be fitted into your basement remodel,

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101 Best Home Design Software Options (Free and Paid)

3D blueprint of new home designed by home design software

Check out the best home design software options. Free and paid. Full home, kitchens, all rooms, landscape, garden, fences, closets and more.


One of the worst things that can happen when you renovate or build new is having to rip down finished work because of a design flaw or mistake.  It’s really frustrating, expensive and a huge waste of time.  This is where the best home design software for your project can help.

We’ve tested many (and I mean many) design software products over the years and as a result we’ve published an extensive list of articles that lists/discusses the leading options for a variety of rooms, structures and projects.

Below you can access our individual articles that set out several leading options.

A. Our Free Design Software Options

We offer 2 free design software options.  One is 3D online home and room plan software.  The other is a room

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