Even though it’s less expensive, manufactured stone veneer no longer looks like the cheap cousin of the real thing. Modern versions are durable, beautiful and natural-looking. Adding veneer around the bottom third of your home’s exterior will return nearly your entire investment, and because it’s lightweight and easy to work with, you can even do it yourself.
A flat roof and beige stucco exterior create an exterior design rooted in Southwestern style. Desert landscaping consisting of native Arizona plants, boulders and a gold-colored groundcover create curb appeal consistent with the overall home design.
Modern dwellings maintain a warm, yet minimalist vibe with a neutral palette of brown, gray and gold. The lightest brown covers the majority of this home, allowing darker accent colors to highlight the home's architectural details.
A wide wooden deck is perfect for entertaining while a matching wooden bench surrounded by container plants provides extra seating. Red window casings pop against brown raised panel shutters and match the red front door.
Removing the aged awning and opening up the porch made all the difference in helping restore the home's traditional Craftsman appeal. Other exterior enhancements included subtly offsetting the existing trim in a khaki-cream and painting the front door in blue for added punch.
The home's original door, with unique crescent-moon window, was retained but given a new finish with a pleasing gold stain that permits the wood grain to show. Charcoal gray trim and new custom metal railing offer tastefully subtle touches that make the house stand out.