Are you looking at a brand-new build or perhaps remodelling your home this year? Few things can immediately increase your home’s curb appeal like new siding. Here we list some siding ideas for better curb appeal in 2021.
Lap Siding vs. Vertical Siding
Craving a traditional, timeless look for your home exterior? Lap siding is the perfect choice. Playing with different profile sizes will add the design depth you are looking for.
Board and Batten or ‘Vertical’ siding adds character to any home, and it is still one of the most popular home siding styles used today. The time-honored siding is a favorite among plenty of builders and architects, as a thoroughly modern material. At KWP, our Provincial Vertical Siding is available in the full palette of designer colors.
Design tip: Horizontal siding will elongate your home’s appearance however if your home is a 1 story it also has a tendency of making it appear shorter. The solution? Adding stone to the bottom rows of your home will add visual height. Keeping both exterior materials in the same color palette will also add a sense of grandeur by eliminating the harsh contrast opposing colors have.
Trim board has the capability of bringing your project from a “6” to a “10” just like that. Bring out your home’s best features by selecting the best trim color and size, highlighting your home style. Just ask Diana Sousa, KWP’s Marketing Director and Trend/Product Consultant.
“I prefer when soffit matches the trim color, I feel it pulls the whole look together. This will add another design element and add depth to the overall exterior without causing color chaos. To keep things simple, I advise on harmonizing colors and having a maximum of 3 different shades on the exterior of a house. Start with your main, then your trims and then an accent shade. We offer plenty of suggestions on our site to help guide you on your design path.”
2021’s Color Trends
Color has a tremendous impact on your home’s curb appeal. This upcoming year, siding color trends are leaning towards cool, fresh undertones that will balance out the natural warmth of wood siding.
Diana suggests, “Pay attention to the homes in your neighborhood. Are there any colors you like? You may want your home to stand out in the neighborhood, but don’t make it an eyesore! Try to keep your siding color in the ballpark of the other homes. Some neighborhoods have rules about home color, so make sure to check before you change the color of your home.”
Get Designing (online)
KWP’s online design tool Home Designer will not only give you the chance to see our products on your project, but also manipulate, change them and all from the comfort of your home or office! You’ll be able to step out of your comfort zone and maybe discover that dark colored siding isn’t too overpowering after all. And for remodelers, what better way to show homeowners what their home will look like with a few easy clicks.
Why Choose KWP Engineered Wood Siding?
Here is a checklist for why KWP Engineered Wood Siding is the best choice for your home:
- Available in a wide selection of profiles and colors.
- Made with 100% natural wood.
- Engineered wood is made using 100% recycled content
- Engineered wood siding and trim can be contribute to LEED certification, accruing points
for recycled content & regional materials.
- Quality engineered wood siding finishes are long wearing and require little maintenance.
- Mother Nature! We never know what kind of weather is coming our way. All we know is we need to be prepared! KWP Engineered Wood Products are made to withstand the elements, leaving you feeling secure for the next 50 years.
- KWP’s unique painting process plays a huge role in providing the authentic look of wood without any of the upkeep.