Home Exteriors
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From cobalt and classic blue to admiral and indigo, when it comes to choosing a shade of blue for your front door, you’re certainly spoiled for choice. This understated color is reminiscent of the sea and sky, but it represents so much more. If blue is your favorite color (like it is mine!) and you wish to increase your curb appeal, take a look at my 22 examples of different shades of blue front doors on modern and traditional homes.

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Rhubarb red, mahogany red, raspberry red, red wine…there are hundreds of red shades with dramatic variations. Red is a striking color that complements most other hues. It is also a widely popular shade for a front door that makes even the plainest looking exteriors to stand out. Whether you live in a traditional or modern property, by painting your existing door red or adding a new red front door to your home, you can enhance its curb appeal.

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Are you looking for a new front door to stand out in your street? With a bold yellow front door, you can give your visitors or anyone passing by something special to look at. Yellow is associated with happiness and warmth, but it may be just too much for some people’s taste. However, did you know there are hundreds of soft yellow hues that can give your home an elegant look? From banana, mustard, and pineapple yellow to lemon and golden shades, your options are endless! If used appropriately, a yellow front door can give your home that wow factor you’ve always been seeking. 

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When we think of the color green, we can’t help but get reminded of spring freshness, green apples, grass, soft sage… and so much more. So what better way to introduce this versatile hue to your home than to its entry door. With numerous shades of green to choose from, you can go for a bold, elegant, or zesty look regardless of whether your home is modern or rustic. Choosing the color green for your front door is a great way of making a first impression, but you need to use the right shade of green to make it work with your home’s exterior.

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Roof vents are a crucial part of every home as they provide adequate attic ventilation and prevent moisture buildup. Proper ventilation is an important aspect that many homeowners often overlook. As a rule of thumb, for every 150 square feet of attic space, 1 square foot of ventilation is required. Vents are normally placed on the roof close to the eaves as well as below it near the ridge.

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If you are thinking of building your own custom door, you must first get to know the exact components that a door consists of. But before we start with a definition of door parts including frame, locks, and knobs, learn more about their fascinating history right here.

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Round houses used to be very common throughout the world as the oldest forms of nomadic shelter for indegious tribes. Their conical or dome shaped structure reflected the natural environment. The round shape of these homes meant they were highly strong against the elements and they normally used the least amount of building materials. Today, the modern style of round houses has evolved into grand architectural designs that stand out as unique structures. 

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 Since the beginning of 1920s, ranch style houses have gained roots in the US. Today, they are just as popular and desirable as they have always been thanks to their ease of access and open floor plans. These types of homes take their similarities from bungalow style houses with ground hugging structures and one story living spaces.

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The color purple is a peaceful and relaxing hue that reminds us of the color of flowers and spring. When used in interior design, it provides a chic and stylish look to the interior and exterior of the home.

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When it comes to protecting your home from pests, adverse weather conditions, and water leakage, you’ll need good quality roof shingles. But before choosing the right material for your roofing, you should first weigh up all the advantages and disadvantages of different types of roof shingles.

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The industrial revolution in America brought with it the rise of bungalows that were built for the working class. The Dutch immigrants preferred building bungalows with gambrel roofs, while in California, most bungalows had Spanish influences . In New England, however, these small and modest houses contained British detailing although they were represented as the American dream house for the lower class.

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If you’re constructing a new home or building an addition to your existing house, one of the biggest decisions you will have to make is how the roof will be supported. Unless you’re planning on building a flat roof structure, you will have to decide whether you’ll be using rafters or trusses for the roof framing.