Monday February 7, 2022
When having a new home build you should put just as much thought, care, and planning into the exterior as you would the interior. This doesn’t just mean design aesthetics like color schemes and material – you should also consider which direction you want your home to face and what weather elements it will be facing on a regular basis. It may seem insignificant but taking the time to consider these things will greatly influence the enjoyment you get out of your home and its value.
The first thing to consider when building a new home is the location of the homesite and what direction your home will be facing. The southern sun is more intense and depending on which way your home faces, it may be exposed to a lot of sunlight during the day. Prolonged exposure to the sun either cause exterior colors to fade or make them appear a completely different shade. If the budget allows, you may want to consider upgrading your homes exterior with features that include a brick front or other materials that tend to face less over time. Or you can opt to choose a lighter pallet for your exterior color scheme, yet another great option to make sure the sun effect on your home will be less noticeable over the years. Thankfully, our expert builders will know exactly understand the sun will affect your new home’s exterior and will help advise you so you can make the best decision on which way your home should face.
Next, let’s move to the features that most homeowners often get the most excited about – choosing a color scheme. When creating the color scheme for your new home, you might think that the only limit is your imagination, but there are a few things that can get in the way of your ideal color scheme. In addition to understanding the effect of the sun’s exposure on your home’s exterior there may be HOA regulations that have a “repeat rule” in place. Depending on where your home is located this regulation helps keep the overall streetscape aesthetically interesting and less cookie cutter by prohibiting houses next to each other from being the same color, and sometime the same exterior style. Landmark 24 will help you find an ideal homesite in the neighborhood that isn’t near homes with a similar color scheme you have envisioned for your new home so we can bring it to life just as you imagined.
Now that you have chosen the best homesite and the best exterior color scheme for your new home, you can focus on other exterior features of you home that you can modify and upgrade after you have moved in. This could include, landscaping, adding fencing and enclosing your back porch. No matter what you decide, be sure to check with your communities HOA to be sure you understand the rules and regulation before you begin any additional exterior modifications and changes to your home
At Landmark 24, we are passionate about helping people just like you see their vision of a dream home realized. We collaborate with you to understand your unique vision and we will ask all the important questions to ensure what we create for you exceeds your expectations. Contact us today to learn more about our process!