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Exterior Design Ideas

Strutton House
Strutton House
JMc Architects
The house is sited on a steeply sloping site with 7meters cross fall across 20 meters. Footings, columns, and slabs are reinforced concrete with walls and partitions made up of hollow blocks and acoustic linings. The internal finishes of the house has been thoroughly planned to suit the contemporary architecture. Colouring is minimised to shades of grey, white, brown and green, which are blended equally to provide a relaxing ambiance inside and outside.
Mooloolaba #2
Mooloolaba #2
Menzie Designer Homes Pty Ltd
Lucas Muro
Contemporary exterior in Sunshine Coast.
Fish Creek
Fish Creek
ArchiBlox
Design ideas for a contemporary one-storey black house exterior in Melbourne with metal siding and a shed roof.
Kingsgrove Custom Home Build
Kingsgrove Custom Home Build
UrbanBuild Projects
Inspiration for a contemporary two-storey stucco multi-coloured house exterior in Sydney with a flat roof.
Ferry Road
Ferry Road
anderson architecture
Tad Ferguson
Photo of a mid-sized contemporary two-storey black house exterior in Sydney with metal siding.
Carolyn
Carolyn
KG Architecture
Large contemporary two-storey concrete grey house exterior in Melbourne with a flat roof.
CARRARA WATERS
CARRARA WATERS
Stuart Osman
Andy Macpherson Studio
This is an example of a contemporary two-storey grey house exterior in Gold Coast - Tweed with mixed siding and a flat roof.
Bondi Residence 2
Bondi Residence 2
The Quinlan Group
Inspiration for a contemporary two-storey house exterior in Sydney.
Collis, Brighton East
Collis, Brighton East
The Kitchen Design Centre
Inspiration for a contemporary exterior in Melbourne.
Contemporary Exterior
Contemporary Exterior
Contemporary two-storey exterior in Perth with a metal roof.
Lincoln Street
Lincoln Street
Create Homes
Contemporary two-storey house exterior in Perth with mixed siding and a shed roof.
North Curl Curl House
North Curl Curl House
Rolf Ockert. Architect.
This is an example of a contemporary two-storey glass grey house exterior in Sydney with a flat roof.
Glenrich Builders - Brunswick
Glenrich Builders - Brunswick
Glenrich Builders
Inviting façade, makes a great first impression and adds to the curb appeal of this home
Design ideas for a contemporary two-storey stucco multi-coloured house exterior in Melbourne with a gable roof.
Bushland House
Bushland House
Arcke Pty Ltd
Inspiration for a contemporary white house exterior in Brisbane with a shed roof.
Kyoto display home
Kyoto display home
Interior Rejuvenations
Design ideas for a contemporary two-storey grey townhouse exterior in Perth with a flat roof.
12 Watson Street, Camp Hill
12 Watson Street, Camp Hill
Paradigm New Pty Ltd
Design ideas for a transitional exterior in Brisbane.
Willoughby Extension 3
Willoughby Extension 3
Dieppe Design
Inspiration for a large contemporary two-storey brick black house exterior in Sydney with a gable roof and a metal roof.
Byron Bay Studio
Byron Bay Studio
Teal Timber Windows and Doors
A delightful studio in the Byron Bay Hinterland showcases timber windows and doors manufactured by Teal Windows from PNG rosewood. Joinery features a large triangular fixed light windows, a five leaf timber bifold and large sliding doors with sliding screens. Louvre windows with glass and wooden blades feature throughout. The studio is a Rosalie Stollery Architect project and was constructed by Priestly Building Byron Bay who won the Master Building Association (MBA) Housing Industry Award – Best use of Timber for the project.
Sea Deck
Sea Deck
Tim Ditchfield Architects
Scott Burrows Photography
Contemporary exterior in Sunshine Coast.
City Beach Residence 2
City Beach Residence 2
Final Design Landscapes
Ron Tan Photography
Design ideas for a contemporary exterior in Perth.
The front exterior of your home – the driveway, front yard, verandah and entrance – is a fantastic place to start making that all-important first impression on house guests. Even mailboxes and house numbers can have a wonderful way of grabbing people’s attention. The architectural design should reflect the overall style of your house and the family that live there; while your choice of materials will help your house blend in with its surrounds.

Browse the photos on Houzz for ideas and inspiration for the exterior of your house, and strike up a conversation with the architects and designers of your favourite picks. You’ll find house designs for contemporary, eclectic, modern, traditional styles and more.

How do I decide on the exterior style of my home?


Your location, overall sense of style, budget and current home layout will dictate the style of your exterior. If you’re renovating a period home, the materials and features you use should reflect the date in which it was built, while a unique colour scheme could add contemporary flair.

New homes may prefer to look to modern or contemporary designs with structural simplicity, whereas, if you live by the ocean, a beach-style design may better suit your locale. That’s not to say you can’t build a new home that has period influences. If you’re a traditionalist, you can borrow architectural details from the Art Deco period, for instance, or use finishes that reflect more of a Scandinavian style, too.

What exterior house colours and materials should I use?


Traditional homes typically use brick and timber building materials, while stone, board-formed concrete and metal cladding are popular contemporary options. Again, the materials you use will depend on your location and the statement you want to make. Your budget will also affect your choice. Vinyl siding is affordable and easy to install, while stone is more expensive but durable and low maintenance.

If you’re not ready to renovate but want to update the exterior of your home, you can still paint it. Look to your neighbours when choosing exterior house colours. Consider the streetscape and what type of colours are already in use, firstly, so you don’t replicate next door’s shade; and secondly, so you don’t stand out like a sore thumb. If you’re renovating a period home, you could paint features or intricate details in a bold, standout hue. Front doors, garage doors and window trims also look great in eye-catching colours, even if the rest of the house’s facade is neutral.

How can I maximise my home’s street appeal?


To spice up your home’s architectural design, landscape the surrounding area with plants and pathways that accent the style of your home. If you just need a quick revamp, look at your cement and pavers – these can split and crack over time; and repairing or replacing them can do wonders for your street appeal, especially if it’s a large area like your driveway. Plants, garden paths or low walls can can also add structure to your front yard.

Light up your home with sufficient outdoor lighting to make walking up to the front door easy at night. You could use bollard lights along your entry path, or replace tiny wall sconces with statement pendant lighting at the entrance or on your verandah. Decorative elements such as house numbers, mailboxes and doormats will also add character. And if you're looking to sell your house, it may be worth hiring a stylist to help make the most of your property.

Whether you want inspiration for planning an exterior renovation or are building a designer exterior from scratch, Houzz has 1,290,236 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including UrbanBuild Projects and The Kitchen Design Centre. Look through exterior photos in different colours and styles and when you find an exterior design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful exterior ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.