You don’t just want any old siding, right? You want your home to stand out from the crowd and for the siding you invest in to add value and curb appeal to your home. While new siding will elevate the look of your home’s exterior by itself, adding the right accents can take your home to the next level, making it unique rather than flat-looking.
But choosing the right accents will come down to the architecture of your home and the design style you are looking to achieve.
Beautiful and Impactful Siding Accents
Our Lakeside Renovation and Design team is ready to help you achieve the home of your dreams, and this begins with your exterior. In our 25 years as a siding replacement contractor, we’ve discovered some tips to help create the perfect home exterior, one that is functional, low maintenance, but most importantly beautiful.
Here are some expert tips for making your siding pop!
Mix and Match Siding Types
Texture is an incredible way to add visual impact to your exterior. It makes a siding look more curated and expensive. One of the best ways to achieve this is by combining different siding styles. Utilize the traditional horizontal plank siding, but add shingles or shakes to your gable areas. Or install brick or stone siding with a vertical paneling on areas you want to highlight.
The possibilities are endless, and the right combination will take your home to the next level.
Add Accent Skirting
Another great way to add texture while grounding your exterior is with an accent skirt. Stacked stone or brick skirtings add a heavy element to the base of your home to ground it while providing another level of interest. If your home is slightly raised, adding a skirting is also great protection to keep critters out of your crawl space. But even without a raised home, you can add skirting as a knee-high wall to make a beautiful impact.
Install Gable Pediments or Brackets
Your roof’s gables (the triangular area of your siding under the roof) can become a beautiful focal point with the proper selection of pediments or brackets. These design features enhance an area that is typically bare. Choose a design that highlights and enhances the architectural style of your exterior and a color that contrasts with your siding to make this element pop.
Highlight Coordinating Gable Vents
A gable vent allows for the movement of air in and out of an attic space in a home, providing proper ventilation. It is a necessary item that can also be used to add visual appeal to an exterior. Coordinate the color of your gable vents to match that of the trim accents on your home. This makes the vent feel more like an intentional style choice rather than a functional home element you simply need to have.
Add Contrasting Shutters
Shutters are a great way to frame out your windows and add another layer of texture and interest. Choose a contrasting accent color to really draw the eye to this added architectural detail and let your windows shine.
Choose Accented Corner Trim
Corner trim pieces provide protection for your siding and make your exterior look tidy and finished. Utilizing an accent color to highlight these trim pieces makes them stand out and gives added visual appeal. Keep the color consistent will all other trim on your home for the best cohesion.
Add Door and Window Mantels
Beautiful siding can be even further enhanced by adding mantels around the exterior doors and windows. This provides the home with a custom look (as mantles can be tailored to fit your home’s specific architectural style) and gives a more finished and elegant appearance to your home’s openings.
Consider a consistent style across the entirety of your home, and don’t forget to build a mantle around your garage door.
Enhance Dormers and Bump-Out Additions
Bump-out additions are areas of the home that extend slightly from the siding surface while dormers are extensions that tend to protrude from the roof. They open the space to allow for more room in the interior. Highlight these areas of your exterior with either a varying siding or a contrasting paint color to make them pop. This adds an additional level of visual appeal.
Take Your Home’s Exterior to the Next Level
Don’t stop with beautiful siding. There is so much more you can do to your exterior to personalize your home and make it fit the exact look of your dreams. The Lakeside Renovation & Design team of in-house designers can help you visualize and curate the perfect exterior with the right finishing touches.
You’ll be amazed at how exterior accents add timeless beauty to the home of your dreams. Our team is ready to help you curate the perfect exterior look with our siding replacement services.