Finding your home exterior style
There’s more to building and renovating your home than just the structural components; the style you choose to design it in also plays a significant part in how your home feels, and looks.
When creating your home style, there are many aspects to take into consideration.
If you’re not sure about what your home style should be, you can find inspiration from the colour palettes you like, your favourite textures, or types of furniture.
Factors to consider in choosing your style
Climate and location
Where you build can impact the design of your home.
Location can impact due to some materials being better suited to different environments. For example, if you live by the ocean, the materials will need to cope with higher levels of salt and wind strength.
Or, if you live in bushfire-prone areas, materials like brick are better suited than wooden structures.
All these aspects can change your design significantly, which is why you need to consider these when choosing the style of your home.
Different builders and architects have their own styles
Who you get to build your home is going to impact your final design. Some builders or architects only have set styles they’ll build, so do your research to ensure the builder and your style preference align.
Customising a style to suit your own personal tastes
Choosing a design for your home is a personal thing; it should be to your taste and preference so it feels like it’s your own.
Knowing what style (or at least colours) you like is important as it can help define the look and feel of your home before it’s too late to change.
Colour palette is an important consideration in the process of finding the right home style for you.
If you have a preferred colour palette, this is going to reduce the style options you choose from.
Texture is an important, yet often overlooked aspect of design. It has the power to completely change a space without giving it much thought.
Different materials have different textures or finishes. The most common textures are smooth, glossy, matte or rough.