5 Home Exterior Trends You’ll See in 2021
In the past year, many people put thought into improving their primary space for work and relaxation — their home. Many trends have been emerging, and these are five of my favorites exterior trends. While I refer to them as trends because of their popularity, the reason they made my top 5 list is that they will not fall out of style during the next decade, if ever.
With an eye for the environment, value, resale, and an aging population, in 2021, homeowners demand low maintenance, long-life materials. Products like DaVinci Slate and Shake roofing systems are products that stand the test of time, providing beauty and durability for decades.
2020 found many people staying home rather than going to the office, school, or elsewhere. Homeowners took social activities outdoors. In 2021, many will update their exterior to make their outdoor spaces usable year-round. The desire for comfortable outdoor spaces is changing how architects and builders design inside and outside the home.
Lots of Light
A connection to the outdoors from inside through expanses of glass is desirable in new homes. Even older homes are retrofit for large windows, skylights, and glass doors, allowing the natural light to flow inside.
Anything but Ordinary Garage Doors
Rather than downplaying your garage, the trend for 2021 is to replace standard builders’ grade with beautifully detailed high-quality doors. Wood stain and deep colors highlight these architectural details of the home.
Dark Exterior Colors
Deep colors have gained popularity over the past decade. Charcoal gray, deep greige, and dark brown will all be fashionable choices for 2021 and beyond for many when updating their exterior. Even a black is an option for the daring few with home styles that fit the darkest of hues.
Suppose you are not a fan of a dark primary color for your home. Consider dark trim. You can keep the horizontal surface bright to reflect light while using black or another dark color on vertical trim surfaces.
Discover more about the 5 top home exterior trends for 2021:
- Long-Lasting Materials — Products that last a lifetime
- Inside Out — Top 10 Predictions for 2021 Outdoor Living Trends, According to Design Experts
- Lots of Light — Home plans that let in the light
- Anything but Ordinary Garage Doors — Garage doors have a high return on investment
- Dark Exterior Colors — 2021 Color Trends for Exterior Paint Colors