Modern or Hamptons? Federation or Coastal Boho?… Choosing a theme for your exterior renovation is essential, but only some will suit your home. Here’s how to find the perfect exterior style for your place:

Consider the architecture of your home: The style of your home’s exterior should be consistent with the overall architecture of your home. For example, if your home is a traditional colonial, a modern, minimalist exterior may not be the best fit. Look for styles that complement the existing architecture and features of your home. Have a look on Pinterest for ideas.

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Think about the location of your home: The location of your home can also influence the style of your exterior renovation. If you live in a neighborhood with mostly older, traditional homes, a more modern exterior may stand out in a negative way. On the other hand, if you live in a newer development with mostly contemporary homes, a traditional exterior may not fit in as well. You could always buck the trend – or find a happy blend between modern and traditional!

Consider your personal style: It’s important to choose a style that you love and will love coming home to for years to come. Take some time to think about your personal style and what you’re drawn to. A great way to do this is to create several physical or online folders (or ‘boards’ in Pinterest), name them ‘Modern’, ‘Hamptons’, ‘Coastal’ etc, and every time you see something you like, add it to the folder of that style. Over time, one style will reveal itself as being most favourable to you. In particular, pay attention to the colours, materials, and details that appeal to you most.

Work with a professional: If you’re feeling overwhelmed or unsure about the right style for your home, consider working with a professional exterior designer, like Hotspace. We’ll help you narrow down your options and create a cohesive design plan that fits your home and your personal style.

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Jane Eyles-Bennett