Here's What's Trending In Exterior Design Right Now

by Jacqui Zuzgo 09/25/2022

Whether you’re remodeling or building a brand new home, staying up to date on the latest trends can be an enormous source of inspiration. While not every trend will be perfect for you, knowing what’s popular can help you find the best possible options for your own home. Here are the biggest trends in exterior design to know right now:

Windows, Windows, Windows

One trend that is certainly not going anywhere is adding extra windows. Windows can change the entire facade of your home so they are just as important to exterior design as they are to the interior. The key to using this trend is to choose windows that match your home’s original style and architecture. This will keep the improvements from looking dated in the future and add timeless charm to your home.

Creamy White Paint

Some things just never go out of style and white paint is no exception. The best thing about white painted exteriors is that they don’t have to be boring or bland. White comes in dozens of different shades, which also means it will go with any other color, so take your time to choose the best white for your exterior. Think about your existing trim and architectural elements and you’ll have a striking new look with a classic color scheme.

Statement Garage Doors

Contrasting garage doors are a major trend in exterior design. The simplest examples are homeowners who opt for a dramatic color to include in architectural details and the garage door to make it cohesive but bold. Try a bright color or sleek black for a modern vibe. Other garage door enhancements like wooden facades, adding windows and other decorative elements are becoming more popular as well.

Interesting Front Doors

While colored front doors used to be all the rage, architectural interest and shape is the trend designers are loving now. Instead of a bold, bright color for your front door, try replacing the door entirely with a completely fresh look. Neutral and dark colors with natural wood tones and iron are popular, as are double doors and archways. Adding architectural interest with your front door while keeping it cohesive with the rest of the home’s design is a trendy yet timeless way to enhance the entire exterior.

These are just a few major trends in exterior design right now. However, they are an excellent place to begin if you need inspiration for your own home build or remodel.

About the Author
Author

Jacqui Zuzgo

I have been a REALTOR® in Massachusetts since 1984 and hold both a salesman and broker license. I am currently affiliated with Five College REALTORS® located at 190 University Drive, Amherst, MA. Over my career, I have consistently been a Top Producer in the Pioneer Valley and have gained a reputation for being a strong-minded, no-nonsense negotiator in the industry. I also frequently rank highly on Boston’s Top 20 for sales in Western Massachusetts. Some of my best qualities include my listening and communication skills. I have time and again proven to work well under pressure with exceptional attention to detail. My commitment to my clients and professionalism is obvious in every transaction.

Representing both buyers and sellers in Hampshire and Franklin Counties, as well as assisting in relocations throughout the United States and globally has helped me embrace the need for quality performance and develop an acute and sincere sensitivity to people's needs. Honing in on what matters most is almost a sixth sense. Communication and awareness of the situation at hand produce a final result that has undoubtedly led to the large referral business I maintain.

Education has been a theme throughout my 30 years of experience. Well versed in technology and holding key designations have proven to be assets to my performance and dedication to the Real Estate field. My never-ending enthusiasm, availability, knowledge and drive make for a seamless transaction every client, every time.

I am a native of the Pioneer Valley. I am committed to sharing all the area has to offer in making your transition, whether long distance or short, a satisfying experience.

Education:

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Bachelor of Science 1983
  • Top Individual Seller for Residential Sales in the Pioneer Valley since 2006.
  • #1#1 Realtor in the entire Franklin/Hampshire Counties for Millions Sold since 1999.
  • Highest producer in sales since 2004 in Franklin/Hampshire Counties.
  • ABR®– Accredited Buyer's Representative
  • CRS – Certified Residential Specialist (only 3% of REALTORS® hold a CRS)
  • e-PRO – Digital Marketing, Certified e-PRO Realtor®
  • GRI – Graduate, Realtors® Institute
  • SRES– Seniors Real Estate Specialist®

Biographical Highlights:

Life long, active member of the community, born & raised in the Pioneer Valley. Graduate of University of Massachusetts, Amherst, BS 1983.

Current Committee Involvement:

Member of the local Chamber of Commerce - Post Board of Director's member Volunteer for the Road to Recovery.

Greenfield Community College Foundation Board Member 

Greenfield Savings Bank Corporator

MLS Professional Standards Committee Member

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