What does the exterior of your dream home look like? When designing a custom home, there's more to envision beyond the interior layout. It's important to craft an exterior design that aptly reflects your unique taste and lifestyle.
Lucky for you, the J. Wright Home Design team can help you explore the top design trends and the styles that will make your new custom home plan truly feel like your personal haven!
Here are the home exterior design trends we're seeing that may inspire your custom home plan vision, and how some of our home plans have incorporated them!
Emphasis on the Outdoors
As it's become increasingly common to spend more time at home, bringing the outdoors inside has become a trend for homeowners. At J. Wright Home Design, we love oversized windows as a way to bring more natural light indoors and create airy interiors.
Homeowners are also prioritizing outdoor living areas by including spacious covered front and back porches where they can easily lounge, entertain, and enjoy time spent in the fresh air. Take a look at our Blackridge Lake home plan and you'll see why this design is perfect for the outdoors with a gorgeous front porch and abundant, large windows meant to capture breathtaking views.
As the modern farmhouse style continues to thrive, white home exteriors remain a highly desired design trend. White exteriors are classically beautiful and also conveniently versatile, catering to any exterior home design. For example, wood accents and soft colors offer a lovely aesthetic to a white exterior, while black trim and accent details provide a more modern, dramatic look.
Doors are no longer just an entryway, they are an exterior design feature that offers a peek into your style. Many homeowners are starting to see doors as an important focal point of their home's exterior.
Doors with unique architectural details, bordering columns, wide openings, and bold silhouettes are trending in popularity due to adding depth and interest to a home's exterior. The attention-grabbing entrance of our Altadena Park home plan boasts a dramatic white stone-covered porch, a rustic overhead lantern-style light, and stunning dark wood double doors.
As another way of embracing the beauty of the outdoors, many homeowners are incorporating natural materials into their home's exterior design. We've seen wood trim details, as well as stone wall accents that provide a classic touch. Homeowners who built our Winford home plan chose a white-painted brick exterior complemented by rustic wood shutters.
Dark, Earth-Tone Colors
Darker, earth-tone color palettes are rising in popularity for home exteriors. This moody, expressive aesthetic stands in contrast to an all-white modern farmhouse trend. These color schemes offer a timeless feel and dramatically elevate the modern home style with eye-catching appeal. Take our popular Indian Lake home plan, for example - our homeowners chose a gorgeous shade of green, Sherwin-Williams Eclipse, that delivers a grounding, natural look they love!