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Defining Curb Appeal

Posted on Jun 17, 2023 by dreeshomes

There are so many elements that go into creating the exterior aesthetic of your home. Beyond selecting exterior colors, there are big and small customizations you can make to have your home serving up ultimate curb appeal.  


Architectural details like arched entryways and doorways are back in vogue, as are softer lines throughout the home. This is a departure from rectangular shapes that had dominated the market for years. Arches add a softness and draw the eye up and around, which exaggerates the height of spaces and makes entryways feel larger.  

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Adventurous selections aren’t just reserved for the inside of homes. Homebuyers are embracing bold and black accents on the outside of their homes, welcoming black cladding in both masonry and siding materials. It’s a bold move for sure, but black exteriors are gaining popularity, especially in our Austin, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee markets.



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Your exterior design sets the tone for the rest of your home. For a mid-century modern look, go with clean lines and a contrast-rich, contemporary color palette. If rustic is more your vibe, select natural elements like stone and cedar accents.  


Utilize natural cedar or stained wood accents to bring warmth to your exterior. Exterior colors are warming up; the bright whites of years past are mellowing out with a creamier tone. And, green is in! In fact, as Drees Architecture Designer Paige Foss says, green is the new neutral. Incorporating this color into the exterior of the home is becoming more and more popular.



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Ready to start designing your dream home? 

Instagram inspiration and Pinterest pins to your final floor plan, Drees makes it easy to bring it all together. We know your home is more than a dwelling. It’s an expression of who you are and what you value. Designing a custom home is a very personal endeavor, and we want to be here to help you every step of the way.