10 Exterior Design Lessons That Everyone Should Know

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

There are some basic exterior design lessons that everyone should know about. Designing the exterior of a home can be a complicated process of color choices, materials, balancing shape and lines— it is not a job for novice designers. Do you ever wonder what makes a home exterior visually appealing? It is more than likely that those jaw-dropping homes have followed some key design principles. A home exterior should be properly balanced.

Dream Pools

Tile of Spain USA

Spanish tile manufacturers offer extensive catalogs of stunning tiles that allow for infinite design possibilities when planning the installation and design of a swimming pool. Design Exterior Design Pool Tile Spanish Tile Swimming pool

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

From Indoors to Outdoors: Examining the use of Ceramic Tile Outside of the Home

Tile of Spain USA

Exterior living spaces like terraces, balconies, patios, pool areas and more, are just as important in the world of design as interior spaces. Ceramic tiles allow us to bring the beauty of interior design and personal style to outdoor spaces. Here are some ideas to take ceramics to all corners of the home, including the outdoors: Designing with Nature. Blog Exterior Design Exterior tile facades Outdoor Spaces OutdoorTile Tile of Spain Tile Trends

Warmer Weather Brings New Ceramic Tile Trends

Tile of Spain USA

The arrival of summer and warm weather calls for a change in design trends both in and out of the home. Interior designers and homeowners look to incorporate materials that are heat, sun and water-resistant while adding decorative elements such as light colors and vibrant patterns that exude the brightness and vitality of the season. Ceramics for these months come with models designed for terraces, patios and pools.

Trends 125

Exterior Design Tile Work | Confessions Of A Tile Setter

How to Floor Tile

''

Kuala Lumpur Kintsugi

Diary of a Tile Addict

After previously covering their Crystal Houses and the magnificent M Cube , an experimental exterior in Kuala Lumpur is next to catch Tile Addict’s eye. In a collaboration with Technical University Delft and Tensoforma, the design utilised Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) which was cut to shape and filled with resign. The architects at MVRDV have a way with façades that brings so much excitement, variety and innovation to the world.

Tile 56

Kuala Lumpar Kintsugi

Diary of a Tile Addict

After previously covering their Crystal Houses and the magnificent M Cube , an experimental exterior in Kuala Lumpar is next to catch Tile Addict’s eye. In a collaboration with Technical University Delft and Tensoforma, the design utilised Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) which was cut to shape and filled with resign. The architects at MVRDV have a way with façades that brings so much excitement, variety and innovation to the world.

Tile 43

Norwegian Climbing Gym Looks Like An Actual Mountain

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Instead of using rocks and snow, however, the design covers the building with a pixelated copy of the mountains made in tiles. Architecture Climbing Gym exterior design geometric architecture Triangular WindowThe Norwegian Mountaineering Center by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter juts up into the sky from the Romsdal Fjord in Åndalsnes, Norway. Its massive, angular tower mimics snow-capped mountains in the distance.

How We Updated our Home’s Exterior Design with Mid-America Vinyl Shutters

Stagetecture

The exterior design of our 1987 brick home has always looked very dated. How We Updated our Home’s Exterior Design with Mid-America Vinyl Shutters. They look gorgeous and come in many shutter colors and styles to match the architectural style of your exterior design. Our Exterior Design Instantly Enhanced with Vinyl Shutters. Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Mid-America Shutters. All opinions are strictly my own.

August Is National Curb Appeal Month! Here Are 4 Small Changes That Will Leave Your Yard Feeling Fresh

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

It’s the perfect time to give your home’s exterior a refresh. Follow that with a coat or two of exterior paint in the color of your choice. Try out some new exterior hardware. Treat yourself to some new exterior lighting. August is National Curb Appeal Month!

3D Look Book

Garden State Tile Blog

From raised chevrons to beautiful botanicals, 3D tiles lend a creative edge to both interior and exterior designs. Add stand-out style that you can see and feel with dimensional tile collections from Garden State Tile. The post 3D Look Book appeared first on Garden State Tile. Look Books

16 Outdoor Deck Ideas for Better Backyard Entertaining

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

When it’s time to start planning your home’s exterior design, outdoor deck ideas are some of the first things to consider. Since the outdoor deck plays such a key role for your exterior, it’s very important to give your design ample thought before diving in. Building a deck of that caliber will undoubtedly add lots of architectural interest to your space while also giving you more control over the final design.

Why Tile: The Safe, Stylish, and Sustainable Choice

Garden State Tile Blog

Whether it’s being installed in the shower or on the pool deck, your Design Sales Consultant can recommend safe options for peace of mind. It brings style, texture, color and dimension to both interior and exterior designs resulting in virtually limitless opportunities for self-expression.

Toyota Unveils Architectural Renderings of Future North American Headquarters

The A to Z of Building

Toyota Motor North America today unveiled architectural renderings of its future North American headquarters, providing new details of the site layout and exterior design of its environmentally

Clever Ways to Hide an Ugly HVAC Unit

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Find ways to blend your air conditioner into your home’s exterior design. While we like to think design first, your HVAC system needs to be clear of leaves and debris and placed far enough away from any obstructions that could compromise airflow and efficiency.

Top 10 Uses for Cement Tiles in Restaurants

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

The designs and colors create a beautiful and durable surface that is more aesthetically appealing than basic cement or drywall, and more durable and eco-friendly than wood or laminate flooring. Transform boring walls into beautiful artwork with a design that’s all your own! Pick a design. Exterior design is just as important as interior design, and cement tiles are perfect for outdoor eating and waiting areas. Inspire your design.

Cement 145

Top Home Building Trends in 2020

Kitchen and Residential Design

Many interior designers are now infusing recyclable materials in their home design plans. Designs are also becoming more stylish in unique ways. Creative fixture designs are making a comeback, and people are thinking of new ways to upgrade doors and windows.

Fire Pits and Outdoor Fireplaces to Keep You Warm and Toasty in the Fall

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Image: SHED Architecture & Design Sunken pits are also popular. “A As a result, they can provide privacy and add architectural detail to the exterior of your home. Image: Marshall Morgan Erb Design Inc Never leave a fire unattended in your outdoor fireplace.

Modern Kitchen Is Focal Point of Wood and Glass Home in Switzerland

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Located in Termen, Switzerland, it was designed by Zeiter + Berchtold and built by Matthias Werlen Architektur. The home’s design started with the modern kitchen. “The concept, exterior design, floor plans and internal layout were placed in the hands of the architect, while Berchtold himself took on the entire interior design of the building.” Known as the Minergie House , this family home evokes delicate minimalism.

Modern Kitchen Is Focal Point of Wood and Glass Home in Switzerland

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Located in Termen, Switzerland, it was designed by Zeiter + Berchtold and built by Matthias Werlen Architektur. The home’s design started with the modern kitchen. “The concept, exterior design, floor plans and internal layout were placed in the hands of the architect, while Berchtold himself took on the entire interior design of the building.” Known as the Minergie House , this family home evokes delicate minimalism.

The Benefits of New Roofing :: GAF Roofing’s Website Makes It Easy Like a Click of the Heels

Building Moxie

The Roofing Shingle Design & Style Guide adds an entirely new dimension to gaf.com. The Design & Style Guide also houses tips from Style Expert HGTV ’s Carter Oosterhouse and Color Expert Genevieve Gorder. ” Gorder picks it up, “I think the roof is often an overlooked element in the exterior design planning of a home.” Their unique diamond shape and stylish color palette are designed to complement virtually any exterior color scheme.

Gorgeous Ideas for Fall Porch Decorating

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

You can expand your fall color scheme to include colors that look best with your home’s exterior. The right accents really complete the look of your new porch design. If you’re still struggling to design a color scheme, the colors of fall chrysanthemums can help.

Chalet-Style Residence in California Withstands Harsh Weather

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Mork Ulnes Architects completed the design of a contemporary 3,300-square-foot chalet-style residence located in Norden, California. An abundance of wood embellishes the interiors and adds personality to the overall exterior design as well.

Minimalist, Natural Beach House

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Rising out of the Westlandse Zoom dunes like a rock on the beach, this minimalist family home embraces natural inspiration in more than just design. Global Architects designed this beach house in the South of Holland. The natural inspiration doesn’t end at the exterior design. This light sand colored house resembles a rock rising from the surrounding beach grass. Each side of the house is asymmetrical, giving it more of an organic appearance.

St. Simons Island, GA

The Tile Shop

It is pretty nasty outside here in Minneapolis, about 40 degrees and raining. I am thinking of our new store that is almost done in Atlanta.wishing I was in the beautiful state of Georgia!! Here are some photos of a stellar home located just 5 hours southeast of Atlanta on the coast in St.

The Benefits of New Roofing :: GAF Roofing’s Website Makes It Easy Like a Click of the Heels

Building Moxie

The Roofing Shingle Design & Style Guide adds an entirely new dimension to gaf.com. The Design & Style Guide also houses tips from Style Expert HGTV ’s Carter Oosterhouse and Color Expert Genevieve Gorder. ” Gorder picks it up, “I think the roof is often an overlooked element in the exterior design planning of a home.” Their unique diamond shape and stylish color palette are designed to complement virtually any exterior color scheme.

Living House in Lima Mimics Human Forms

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The house was designed by Chetecortes Architects for a family of frequent travelers. While the interior is impressive, The Living House derives its name from the exterior design. Located in Lima, Peru, The Living House portrays energy and fluidity. The house’s layout supports this energy of movement, with sweeping open spaces and long pathways, allowing energy to flow freely throughout.

Peru 68

Old Police Station Converted Into Industrial-Style Brewery in Argentina

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Guillermo Cacciavillani.Bar Makers completed the development of Captain Central Brewery (CCC) , an original bar design in the bohemian neighborhood of Güemes in Córdoba, Argentina. Merging cement, iron and glass, the building has a fascinating exterior design, which attracts passers-by like a magnet.

Portuguese Home Delivering a Soothing Beachside Ambiance: SilverWoodHouse

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Diagonal slats of timber define the exterior design of the residence and contrast the white walls. Architect Ernesto Pereira envisioned SilverWoodHouse , an original contemporary timber-clad residence located in Portugal. Pereira was in the process of building his beach-side architecture office, when the owners of this project contacted him and asked him to redo their own dwelling near Mindelo, a coastal area 14 miles north of Porto.

Cantilevered “Treehouse Residence” Neighbored by Orchards and Vineyards

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Raw concrete, steel and stucco are the materials employed for visually defining the exterior design. Neighbored by fruit orchards and vineyards, The Treehouse Residence by Forestgreen Creations is a modern home in Pelham, Ontario, Canada. The cantilevered volume supported by a V-shaped structure allows most of the living space to be elevated above ground. An optimum connection to the outdoors was achieved through large expanses of glass in every room.

The Benefits of New Roofing :: GAF Roofing’s Website Makes It Easy Like a Click of the Heels

Building Moxie

The Roofing Shingle Design & Style Guide adds an entirely new dimension to gaf.com. The Design & Style Guide also houses tips from Style Expert HGTV ’s Carter Oosterhouse and Color Expert Genevieve Gorder. ” Gorder picks it up, “I think the roof is often an overlooked element in the exterior design planning of a home.” Their unique diamond shape and stylish color palette are designed to complement virtually any exterior color scheme.

The 20 Most Visually Enticing Stone Facades Ever Presented on Freshome

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Charming and mysterious at the same time, stone facades continue to be a widespread exterior design choice at a time when new construction materials are being developed at a fast pace. Aside from providing that lovely texture that can enliven the overall design composition of a facade, natural stone offers a level of durability not found in many other building materials. Click the link under each photo for more information about each design.

Stone 87

Contemporary House Built to Integrate With Natural Landscape in India

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Architecture BRIO completed the design of Riparian House , a contemporary residence located in Maharashtra, India. ” A complex exterior design was chosen in order to adapt the building to weather changes throughout the seasons.

India 58

10 Things You Need To Know Before Hiring An Architect

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

When you hire an architect you are hiring someone with home design expertise. Whether your construction or design aspirations are small or large scale—getting to the middle of a project and realizing you’re lost or out of resources can be an overwhelming feeling. Image Source: Mcclean Design. When you hire an architect you are hiring someone with home design expertise. Image Source: Turan Designs. Architects spend years training and studying their craft.

Study 88

Penny Tile Makes a Comeback

The Perfect Bath

They are a familiar form from ’30s-era baths, when little black daisy designs were installed in a bed of white. After making a design choice, the key to a great installation with Penny Tile is the right grout color. the front spokes design (although they were constructed from turned aluminum stock) were copied from the 1930 AA truck. Lap 54 No problem making up my mind with the exterior,people here making things However.

Container Gardens: Landscaping for Renters

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Plants are expensive, especially if you want large-scale ones to capitalize on the plant-focused design trends taking over in 2019. You can add a container garden virtually anywhere to put your personal design on your outdoor space. Containers are design-friendly. Expanding your design into your outdoor areas expands your opportunity to make your rental feel like home. Your options are endless, which means your design options are, too.

Why Form Should Follow Function In Interior Design

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A functional kitchen is a must-have for every homeowner—a proper kitchen design will always deal with functionality first. Image Source: Beach Chic Design. This same theory weaves seamlessly into interior design. For this reason, it’s best to keep in mind that form should follow function when it comes to interior design. Here are the specifics on how to design a room where form follows function. Image Source: Beach Design Chic.

How to Decide Between Hiring an Architect or a Designer

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

While both these professions (architect and designer) revolve around home and building design, there remain some skills that necessitate the hiring of one over the other. An interior designer? Few people realize that many designers have some knowledge and training in architecture, similarly, many architects have knowledge and training in design. Let’s see how this skill-set compares to that of an interior designer.

How World Population Affects the Architecture of Transit

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The world population is rapidly on the rise, so how does this affect the design of our transit systems? Luckily, we have some very skilled architects who can use their ingenuity to design some amazingly modern transit systems to make our daily commute run smoothly. Well, for one, we can look to those who design our cities and transit systems—Architects. This can be done in interior and exterior designs. Now, let’s investigate our exterior roadways.

Why Men Have Excellent Decorating Taste

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Well, this article will have you realizing that some of the most historic and influential designs were established by men. Exterior and interior, men have added a tantalizing touch to design that should not be forgotten or overlooked. In fact, It seems that the design world of 2014 has laid out the red carpet for male designers, welcoming them with wide-open arms into what used to be a predominantly female world. Are All Male Designers Architects ?

Living Room Ideas – The Ultimate Design Resource Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The way you design your living room can set the design feel for your entire home. Another important aspect to consider when designing your living space is durability. If your interior changes impact your exterior design, also check with your homeowners association to ensure you are staying within regulations. From ultra-formal to ultra-comfortable, your living room can become the blank slate upon which you introduce your home’s design.