Exteriors 180 Stories
One of the downsides of modern architecture is that expression is often relegated to manufacturers’ products. Choices of glass, metal panel, brick, whatever the case may be, determine a modern house’s character to a large degree. Still, architects find ways to create unique expressions through how they use these very...
Roots of Style: Where Did Your House Get Its Look?
Explore the role of architectural fashions in current designs through 5 home styles that bridge past and present
Modern or Contemporary: What's the Difference?
9 Top Siding Materials
Everyone knows brick and stucco, but what about fiber cement and metal? Learn about the options in exterior siding before you choose
Stucco Smooths Modern Home Exteriors
Put your home exterior on an even keel with this versatile, sculptural material that comes in a range of modern hues
Fiber Cement Siding Takes a Front Seat
Not just a wood or vinyl substitute, fiber cement is a stellar siding choice in its own right for modern home exteriors
10 Ways to Bring Charm to Your Home’s Exterior
Guardians of the Gate
Dog statues have long been used to adorn a home’s exterior, and man’s best friend usually has a message, too
Window Wizardry: 7 Clever Approaches to Privacy
Do you want more privacy without losing your view or feeling boxed in? Take a look at these creative building solutions
Purple on the Outside
How to Touch Up Your Home’s Exterior Paint
Protect your siding from weather damage without exposing yourself to mismatched paint by learning the right way to do touch-ups
5 Ways to Hide That Big Air Conditioner in Your Yard
How to Choose a Front Door Color
7 Questions to Help You Pick the Right Front-Yard Fence
Get over the hurdle of choosing a fence design by considering your needs, your home’s architecture and more
How to Install a Green Roof