What is that old adage, your home is your castle? Well this could not be more on point. Your home not only provides you with shelter, it is in fact a reflection of your personality. The exterior of your home establishes the style of your house. By choosing specific elements for your home’s facade, you will be setting the tone of your property.

Mix things up

We have recently seen a surge in house design featuring 3 or more different exterior claddings. In certain subdivisions it is actually a requirement. Why the change? Visual interest for one. Gone are the days of the cookie-cutter homes, homeowners want to showcase their individuality. Mixing traditional siding options together will enhance your home’s curb appeal and instantly add a contemporary look to your house.

Elevate the look

Horizontal siding will elongate your home’s appearance however if your home is a 1 story it also has a tendency of making it appear shorter. Solution? Adding stone to the bottom rows of your home will add visual height. Keeping both exterior materials in the same color palette will also add a sense of grandeur by eliminating the harsh contrast opposing colors have.

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Modern warmth

Aluminum siding has seen a revival of sorts with more architects incorporating it in their modern designs. Although very on trend, these modern designs can, at times, seem stand-offish. Pairing this exterior cladding with the natural warmth of engineered wood siding will add that welcoming touch. It will also create visual interest as both materials feature different finishes.

Create design depth

Mixing installations will also enhance the look of your home. Choose vertical siding below your windows, horizontal siding as your main exterior cladding and engineered wood shingles in the gables. Again keeping all these different materials in the same color scheme will ensure that your home will look cohesive and not distract from its beauty.

Whether you are renovating or building your home, you have plenty of options!  Looking for more?  Get inspired by our Color collection here.