One of the greatest challenges of exterior renovation is finding inspiration for the design. Roofing, siding and window companies can help you come up with great designs, but ultimately, the design has to reflect your style and tastes. In this blog, Kroll Construction shares ideas that can help you find inspiration for your home renovation.
- Online — The internet is a great resource for just about anything, including ideas for exterior renovation. For starters, just type in any component that home exteriors that are comprised of: roofing, siding and windows. Create a folder on your computer to save these ideas. Just save what you think looks good, and sort them out later. Websites like Pinterest let you create a virtual corkboard that lets you lay out such ideas for later use.
- Manufacturer Websites — Pay attention to manufacturer names when doing your online searches. A lot of these names will be popping up from time to time. Major manufacturers provide style guides, featuring products and options that you may not be familiar with. Knowing such products give you awareness of what is possible, which is great if you want to push for a unique exterior design.
- Your Home Style — If your home is based on a specific architectural style, try to find out the colors and components that are traditionally associated with it. Historical details can give the inspiration that you need, and figure out what does and doesn’t go into the design. Historical context also informs the roofing style and window replacement options that adds a touch of authenticity to it.
- Family Trips — If you have an upcoming family trip, take it as an opportunity to observe houses that you pass by. A small but striking feature—an elaborate entryway or an eye-catching color combination, for instance—can be the piece that you need to get your own exterior design started. Have a sketchbook, a tablet or a camera ready if inspiration strikes. It goes without saying that you should let someone else drive during this trip if you are planning on observing things on the road.
Kroll Construction is your leading provider of replacement windows and other exterior renovation services. Give us a call at (844) 688-9632 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Michigan.