For most people, understanding the exterior design of their home is almost always defined by a “title” – Colonial, Cape, Four Square, Victorian, Ranch, etc. Although people feel very free to completely reinvent their homes’ interiors, they feel that the exterior has been irredeemably pigeonholed. When it comes to reflecting their own personalities, identities and dreams in the way their home looks to the outside world, their options have been limited.
With this in mind, it’s important to break down the areas that are “up for grabs.” Simple surface changes can totally transform the outside of any home.
There are four generic areas of potential impact that are applicable to any typical American home.
Identifying and controlling these elements is the key to either creating or reinventing your home’s exterior. Take control, break the stereotype and create a unique exterior expression of who you are.
By: Duo Dickinson, AIA