Have you been shaking your head at skyrocketing real estate prices and wondering if you’ll ever be able to have the dream home you’ve always wanted? Maybe you’re already standing in it—your home just needs an exterior makeover to rival the new-construction homes you’ve been admiring a few blocks away.
In fact, just about any home can become a neighborhood showpiece simply by incorporating the exterior home design trends that are emerging for 2022. Here are three of the trends that are gaining traction in the Kansas City metro area:
1. Color Blocking for Enhanced Visual Interest
Color blocking in exterior home design is similar in concept to using color to create an accent wall in interior home design. It’s a technique used by professional designers to add definition to a home’s architectural features and draw attention to those that are most attractive. For example, if you select beige as the primary color for your house siding, you may wish to highlight the gable over the garage or perhaps an entire section of your home’s façade with tan. This creates a subtle contrast that catches the eye.
Want something more dramatic? One of the latest trends that appears to have staying power is pairing white with a dark trim color—such as black, charcoal gray, or midnight blue—to create a striking contrast. This concept can also work in reverse, with a dark color as the dominant siding choice and a much lighter shade for the trim.
2. Taking It Up a Notch With Different Textures
Another way to add a dash of pizzazz to your home’s exterior design is to create a mosaic of textures as well as colors. The experts at James Hardie®, the nation’s foremost manufacturer of fiber cement siding, have made it easy to do this by offering a variety of siding styles, from traditional lap siding to heartwarming cedar-style shakes. You could easily dress up your Kansas City home to resemble the examples featured in top home design magazines using James Hardie products alone. However, another option is to use acrylic stucco or simulated-stone siding to highlight specific architectural features of your home.
3. Focusing on Details to Make the Design
Is 2022 the year you say goodbye to ho-hum white replacement windows? It’s easier than ever to make your home’s exterior design pop with elegant black window frames and sashes. Advancements in window construction and finishing techniques have led to more color options for windows, and homeowners can feel confident in selecting darker colors from a well-respected manufacturer that offers replacement windows with fade-resistant technology.
At Johnson County Siding & Window Co., we’re well versed in the latest exterior home design trends, and we offer professional design services that can help you get exactly the look you want for your house, no matter its size or architectural style. We have a professional designer on our team as well as exterior home design software that can help you visualize how various colors and textures will look on your home. In fact, we’ve received many accolades for our exterior design prowess, and we’ll be happy to show you a portfolio of home makeovers we’ve completed in your area.
What’s more, whether you’re planning to replace your siding, windows, exterior doors, or all of the above, you can rest assured that any upgrades you receive from us will stand up to the Kansas City climate and deliver lasting value for your investment.
If you’re in the Kansas City metro area and you’d like to learn more about the exterior remodeling services we provide to homeowners, contact Johnson County Siding & Window Co. today.