8 Ways to Make a House Looks Modern Exterior8 Ways to Make a House Looks Modern Exterior

Home improvements are excellent ways to improve property value, curb appeal, comfort, and functionality. When making improvements and renovations, your home's exterior is as important as the interior. More so if you're planning to sell your property in the future. When choosing a style, many go for a modern design.

Modern design is a broad term that refers to different styles. While there are many variations of Modern design, there are a few common characteristics among the different variations. Modern-looking homes often focus on simplicity, having defined lines, smooth edges, and simple colour palettes. But the question is how can you make your home's exterior modern-looking? Here are eight ways that you can try.

  1. Use Grey, Whites, and Beiges - When painting the exterior of your home, you can attain a modern-looking aesthetic by using neutral colours such as greys, whites, and beiges. These shades work well with almost any colour scheme. Many potential buyers also prefer these colours, since they're flexible and it'll be easier for them to add matching furniture and decorations. Of course, you can attempt using other colours as well. However, you may need to plan your colour palette carefully.

  1. Change Your Windows - Another way to transform your home to a modern style is to change your windows. Traditional homes often have bulky windows. Modern homes have simple, sleek, and clean-looking window designs. Since changing windows can be a big project, it's best to plan thoroughly. You may want to look at different publications, whether online or printed, for inspiration. Alternatively, you can ask for the advice of a professional.

  1. Create a Storage - Since you'll be aiming for simplicity, you won't want any unnecessary clutter in your home's exterior, especially in your backyard. As a solution, consider building a shed or a cabinet to store all your tools and equipment. However, when getting one, you'll also need to take off the same modern style; straight lines, simple colour, and minimal accents.

  1. Build a Modern Deck - Most homes today have a backyard patio. Not only does it expand the living space, but a deck also adds high value to a property. If you're planning to build one, consider the size, the materials, and the function of the deck. As with other tips, maintain simplicity. For decking, wood is an excellent option if you're looking for an affordable and aesthetically-pleasing choice. Composite decking, while expensive, can be a better alternative. They are more durable, can last longer, and available in different modern-style designs and colours.

  1. Place Mirrors - Small outdoor spaces seem challenging to redesign. However, there are some ways you can make tight spaces bigger, thus improving its curb appeal. One popular method is by using mirrors. Mirrors on their own are perfect decorations for modern style homes. But mirrors also reflect lights, which creates an illusion of making areas appear more spacious. However, take note of where you'll be placing your mirrors. Avoid spots where you can see unattractive reflections.

  1. Install Some Lighting - Lighting can have many positive effects on your home's exterior. Not only does it provide added safety, but it also enhances the mood depending on the type of lighting you're using. Aside from these, you can also use lights to highlight areas of your home's exterior. Uplights and spotlights are perfect for enhancing focal points. Hanging string lights and lanterns are also common in rustic modern homes.

  1. Add a Low-Maintenance Garden - A garden can significantly enhance your home's exterior. However, an unkempt and poorly-designed garden will not contribute to a more modern look. If you want to start a garden, choose low-maintenance trees and plants. You can also use native or local plants, which are not only low-maintenance but long-lasting as well.

  1. Redesign Your Roof - While it can be on the more expensive side, changing your roof's design can have one of the most significant effects in making your home modern-looking. If redesigning a new roof is too expensive for you, you can consider simplifying your existing one.

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