Hi everyone. We've been working on our home for the past few months and just had our windows installed. Now we are onto the next dilemma. As we are going for a modern or contemporary look for the home, we are wondering what sort of finishing we should use for the exterior of the home. Knockdown? Smooth? I'm leaning towards smooth but worried about it looking too flat or plain. Have any ideas on how I can go for a modern look with this one? Should we do banding? borders or trim anywhere? We love some of the ideas we've seen on house with the combinations of the wood siding and concrete but we live in Miami and want to stay away from using large amounts of wood because of our drab humidity. I know if I go for a smooth stucco landscape will give me the life I'm looking for. Also, the entrance is on the side now.