How to choose a facade that makes a lasting impression
When you’re planning your new home, it can be easy to get lost in the smaller details. Getting excited about your interior layout, what furniture will go where, fittings and fixtures, colour schemes and décor is all part of the fun, but the big decisions don’t stop at your floorplan and interior design.
As the saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a great first impression”, which is why choosing the right facade is an equally important step. The facade creates the ultimate first impression of your new home for friends, family and neighbours and your facade truly makes the home your own.
Our EasyLiving design team has come up with a range of fantastic facades, using a variety of colours and materials, to make choosing the right facade for you an easy and enjoyable experience.
To get you started, here are 5 things to consider when choosing the facade for your home:
The materials of your home facade should reflect your personal style. Brick is a classic choice that’s low maintenance and good value, but you can add a touch of render to give it a more modern look. Go a step further and add accents of natural materials such as wood or stone to turn up the wow-factor.
Exterior Colour Scheme
Choosing the exterior colour of your walls, roof, door and trim doesn’t have to be an overwhelming decision. Our expert designers have simplified this colour selection process and offer a comparing tool online so that you can view the range of facades and colour schemes, side by side. This really helps you to visualise exactly how your new home will look and find the right facade for your own personal style, taste and budget.
The style of your facade should flow consistently with your interior floor plan. The EasyLiving selection of facades has been designed with floor plans in mind to create a smooth transition into the home, using a neutral colour palette and adaptable materials. Once you know which floor plan suits your requirements you can then select your facade to complete the look of your home inside and out.
Having an attractive home exterior makes coming home each day a pleasure, but it’s also important to think about how your home looks from an onlooker’s point of view.
If you plan to sell your home in the future, then kerb appeal is vital in making your home attractive to a potential buyer. If you love your facade chances are it will appeal to potential buyers too.
Consider choosing a facade that will stand the test of time, in all weather conditions, without needing too much maintenance, this will ensure your home is looking its best in years to come.
When you’re looking for street presence - your home can also take its cue from the rest of the street. Choose a facade that complements the houses around it or the area in which you live.
It’s important to remember that choosing a facade for your new home is a very personal decision. Do you prefer modern clean lines and natural materials? Or are you looking to create a vision of luxury by adding a rendered finish? The choice is yours.
Lighting and Landscaping
Well-considered lighting and landscaping your street frontage completes your facade perfectly.
Choose low maintenance, hardy plants (natives are a great option that don’t require constant watering!) and consider soft lighting up or down the walls or columns to add another layer of depth and welcoming warmth to your home.
For more inspiration and to see our EasyLiving range of facade options, visit our facade page.