If you’ve been thinking about making some exterior design upgrades to your existing home now is the perfect time to do that. There are many green and low impact products on the market now that you can use to live a green lifestyle and still have a low impact home that looks great. Eco-friendly living doesn’t mean that your home can’t incorporate elegant design and be on trend. If you have been thinking about giving your home a green makeover there are many products on the market that are both sustainable and stylish. You probably already have design ideas for the interior of your home, but what about the exterior?
The first step to take is to have a home inspection completed by licensed home inspectors to find out what you need done and what problems you could avoid by laying out what needs fixed and what you want to add for curb appeal.
Here are some fantastic eco-friendly design tips you can use to give your home an eco-friendly upgrade:
Upgrade Your Home’s Siding
Vinyl siding is one of the most commonly used materials for home exteriors. But vinyl siding can crack, warp, and fade in the summer sun. If you want to give your exterior a dramatic makeover and do it with sustainable materials you should consider using fiber cement house siding. Fiber cement siding has the look of beautiful natural wood but it’s very low maintenance. This unique material is fire resistant and also won’t warp, crack or fade. And you also don’t have to worry about pest infiltration either. The easy care and beautiful look of this siding makes it perfect for homeowners who care about the environment and want a great looking home that doesn’t require a lot of upkeep.
Add Some Elegance To Your Roof
When you think about exterior design for your roof you may not immediately think about changing the color of your roof tiles. But laminated roofing shingles come in attractive natural shades as well as black so that you can customize the look of your roof and match it with the exterior color of your home to make your home look more attractive. And laminated roof shingles are treated to prevent mold growth and discoloration. These easy maintenance shingles are fantastic for homeowners that live in areas where the weather can be intense because they are sturdy enough to resist even the worst weather. The improved function and great design of these shingles will protect your home and improve the appearance of your home.
Upgrade Indoor Outdoor Spaces
Indoor/outdoor spaces are a design trend that is here to stay. These days homeowners want to maximize their living space by combining indoor and outdoor living. If you have a three season room or a sunroom or even a covered patio that you want to make a gathering place in your home hardwood plywood is the perfect material to use. This treated natural wood is very low maintenance, but it has a timeless classic elegance and makes indoor/outdoor spaces more welcoming. You can use it as flooring, or use it to create built in seating, shelves, and other design elements that will be functional and beautiful.
Transform Your Home Into A Log Cabin
If you’ve always wanted to live in a log cabin but love the home you’re in you can give your existing home the look and feel of a log cabin with steel log siding. This innovative eco-friendly siding gives any home the warmth and charm of a log cabin with low maintenance heavy duty siding that is totally maintenance free and recyclable. It never needs painting or updating and you can clean it just by rinsing it with a garden hose. You don’t even need to pressure wash it to keep it looking great. And it’s resistant to insects, pests, warping, cracking and fading. It comes in several different nature inspired hues so that you can create the rustic home you’ve been wanting without having to do any major renovations on your home.