How To Guarantee Curb Appeal In Your Custom Home
One of the most fulfilling experiences after building your own custom home is the sense of pride you feel pulling into your driveway. During the custom home building process, you will ensure that every aspect of your home meets your needs and lifestyle. And a big part of that decision-making process is creating that first impression that radiates from the exterior of your home. Strong curb appeal not only gives you a sense of pride in ownership, but reflects your home’s personality and greatly affects your home’s re-sale value, should you ever decide to leave.
These facets of curb appeal are the foundation that will help guide your custom home design:
Materials, Colors, and Textures
The exterior of your home should use quality materials in order to withstand generations of use, but it also needs to reflect your own personal style. Superior building materials will give you home a sophisticated look and contribute to the overall value of your home. The material, color, and texture of the materials used should reflect your style and give your home distinction and charm. At Ilcor Builders we know how important it is for your home to emulate your desired aesthetic so you feel as much pride in home ownership and we do in building.
Window and Doors
Windows and doors are the gateways to your home so it’s important to take the time choose them carefully. At Ilcor Builders we encourage you to view your potential windows and doors in person before selecting them. Although you can get a general idea from a catalog or online store, you won’t know the full weight and color spectrum unless you are in person. For example, wood grain doors can look a variety of different colors depending on the natural or artificial light that is on them. And stained-glass windows in a catalog can look elegant, but in person look cheaply put together.
The tiny details of your home custom home can distinguish between elegance and falling short of grandeur. Small details such as fascia, gutters, downspouts, and exterior trim and molding play a large roll in the overall appearance of your home. And although you can save a little money buy opting for plastic or vinyl materials, we encourage you to opt for higher quality materials such as aluminum, pressure-treated wood, or composite. Selecting quality materials will ensure that your custom home maintains its beauty for years to come. Paying particular attention to the little things can make a big difference.
Creating an outdoor space for wining, dining, and entertaining improves your curb appeal and enhances your living space. You will get more out of your home by incorporating patios, decks, a firepit, swimming pool, and landscaping, as well as increase the value and aesthetic value of your home. Be creative in creating an outdoor oasis knowing that Ilcor Builders can build anything you can dream up.
At Ilcor Builders we love turning our client’s dreams into their dream home. We are here to help you create a custom home that is as functional, and as beautiful inside as outside. If you have any questions about the custom home building process or would like to discuss your custom home ideas, please contact us.
Ilcor Builders has been building custom homes in Austin, Texas and the surrounding areas since 1963. We are a family owned business with over 50 years’ experience building custom homes. We would love the opportunity to discuss your custom home goals in our design studio in North Austin or in the comfort of your home. Please contact us at 512-476-7568 or request a free consultation.