Design Advice for Your Home!

Thinking about updating your home? Or are you buying a home and wondering what exterior siding material you prefer?

I've shared some popular home exterior siding materials in North Carolina from Stanton Homes as well as tips and trends for updating your space!


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  1. Vinyl Exteriors
  2. HardiBoard/Fiber Cement Exteriors
  3. Stone Exteriors
  4. Brick Exteriors
  5. Stucco Exteriors
  6. Board and Batt Exteriors
  7. Shake Exteriors
Five trends new-home builders are seeing in the Triangle!
  1. SMARTER - It's all about automation and finding smart devices to activate sprinklers or set security systems!
  2. GREENER - Water conservation is a high priority and buyers are more conscious about product choices when it comes to paint and flooring.
  3. SMALLER - The smaller home trend is strong this 2017! The open space concept and having rooms serve as more than one purpose is also important to home buyers.
  4. CLEANER - Clean and sleek lines are trending in kitchens and bathrooms.
  5. BRIGHTER - We're seeing larger windows and white shades of paint!
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  1. EXTERIOR PAINTING - If you're painting the exterior of your home, the best times to do so are spring, early summer, and fall. It's also important the precipitation is low and the temperatures are warm.
  2. INTERIOR PAINTING - The least expensive way to update the look of any room is by giving your walls a fresh coat of paint
  3. LIGHTING - Lighten things up with neutral paint or add mirrors and light fixtures to brighten up a space!
  4. HARDWARE - Change out hardware in spaces like your kitchen or bathroom or even on desks and dressers! Warm brass is in!

Selling your home this spring or this year? We wrote an article earlier and mentioned these six tips about selling your home:
  1. Remove YOU from your home
  2. Clear away the clutter
  3. Organize to impress
  4. Put out the welcome mat
  5. Price to sell, not to gouge
  6. Be social about your sale
If you're buying a home, check out our seven tips to assist you in the process!


What trends are you noticing this year? Or what tips do you have to give other homeowners or people in the process of buying or selling?

Real Estate Decoded contributor

Sources: 1. Stanton Homes 2. WRAL 3. The Raleigh Paint Contractor 4. The News & Observer


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