Creating a bold visual identity for your home can be daunting. You want everything in your home to contribute to a cohesive style, so you’ll need to select every fixture carefully. Luckily, we’re here to help. Here are a few of the basic components that will give your home that modern, eye-catching aesthetic.
Updating the Look of Your Front Door
A key component in establishing the visual identity of your home is your entryway. This is the first place many people look and ties together the overall look of your exterior. You want something simple but eye-catching. Wood and fiberglass are great materials for a contemporary design, and you’ll really have a lot of room to express yourself here. Consider darker colors with simple handles and fixtures. Use the door you select as the starting point for how you want your home to look.
Bold Roof Shingles
Your roof should be the next place you consider when defining your home’s aesthetic, particularly your shingles. Highland slate shingles are a great option for creating a bold look. At first glance, they may seem a bit understated, but that’s part of their appeal. These shingles are commonly used to emphasize other design choices like siding, windows, and doors. They’re also perfect for creating a sense of depth on your roof, emphasizing its unique dimensions and style.
Contemporary Window Design
Window design is your next step in tying together your home’s overall look. You can consider major window projects like an International Modern or a Miesian Modern design, but if you want to stick with something a little bit simpler, double-hung windows in an industrial design is a great way to go. The design looks sleek and modern, and every time you open them they will provide a nice visual flourish.
Another option is Tier-on-Tier Shutters or double-hung shutters. These are made up of two panels hung one on top of the other. This provides four separate elements that can be opened and closed independently. They are a bold visual statement and provide a huge range of flexibility. These shutters are perfect for not only controlling the amount of light you get but where it hits.
Deck and Patio Design
As the name suggests, a contemporary deck style is great for this aesthetic. The primary benefit of a contemporary deck is flexibility. By using a design with clean lines, basic shapes, and modern features, you can give your deck a sleek, stylish feel without any major requirements. And since these decks have minimal requirements, you can maintain this aesthetic across a wide range of layouts, allowing you to easily tweak it to your home or vision.
You can also consider island or peninsula decks, which are partially or completely disconnected from your house. These are eye-catching and help your home feel more sweeping and open.
Contemporary Patio Door Design
Next, it’s time to think about the entry from your patio. French doors are commonly associated with traditional styles, so you should go for a sliding door. If integrated carefully, the sliding door can blend seamlessly into the interior and exterior of your home, making them feel more connected. The sliding door is also great for managing natural light, a key aspect of any modern design.
If you’re looking to revitalize the look of your home or touch up an existing style, we’re here to help. We have the expertise and the vision to help bring your vision to life. Contact us today to get started.