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Let Stone inspire your Home Exterior Color

Posted on February 17th, 2013 by

Stone usually blends several hues and provides an interesting palette of colors that does not seem forced. As a homeowner you can use an existing stone structure for inspiration when updating exterior color. You can also add stone features to the porch or supporting structures of the home that can be easily remodeled. Below are tips on including stone in a home design project:

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    Let stone show off the beauty of your home exterior.

    Many stone blends include neutrals like gray and brown paired with a deep colorful hue. It’s very simple to customize your home’s exterior to bring out each color represented in the natural stone. Neutrals such as gray or brown are perfect for the garage and exterior doors. The deeper color can be used to paint the exterior of the house.

  • Many home exteriors employ various colors for the major exterior portions, but use white trim. Exterior designers can provide a contrast by using stone as an inspiration for the home’s trim. A rich eggplant, warm beige or other neutral will provide a distinctive accent to your home’s exterior.
  • Using natural wood is a great complement to stone. It works well in bringing out the brown and beige hues. Choose a wood that complements the stone, or perhaps a darker wood for a deep contrast. In addition, selecting one or two colors from the stone palette and using this duo to line the entire exterior will thoroughly complement the stone structure.

When you are ready to begin planning the remodel of your Kansas City home, contact Design Build Team at 888-570-1828.

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The 2011 Spring Homes Tour is Underway!

Posted on April 22nd, 2011 by

There is no better way to get ideas about your new home or remodel than by actually witnessing the latest options available in home design. For 49 years the tradition of the Spring Homes Tour has been helping buyers find their dream home, and inspiring current homeowners looking to renovate. The 2011 Spring Homes Tour presented by the Home Builders Association of Great Kansas City kicked off April 16th and will run until May 1st.

This year’s home tour includes 246 homes located throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area, so whether you are looking for ideas for a single family home, or a multifamily dwelling there is something for everyone. The homes will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free admission, with tour guides available at the Home Builders Association located at I-435 and Holmes.

For additional information on the 2011 Spring Homes Tour visit the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City website.

5 Residential Designs You Won’t See in 2011

Posted on March 29th, 2011 by

profile4d-lgSince the New Year rolled around we’re sure you’ve been hearing about the latest trends in home building and products to include in your home if you are in the process of remodeling or building a new home. While you’ve been hearing what will be popular for this year, you probably haven’t heard much about what things are considered passé. Today we are going to share with you – residential home designs you won’t see much of, if at all this year.

  • Trophy Space
    • Gratuitous volume spaces such as two-story entryways are getting redlined since homeowners are looking to build more affordable, energy efficient homes.
  • Old World Facades
    • Turrets, corbels, and colonnades can be expensive, and are seen as extravagances in a new era of fiscal restraint.  The overall theme now is clean and simple.
  • Formal Rooms
    • Formal spaces such as living rooms and dining rooms have vanished from most middle-class homes now that architects are on the hook to make every square foot usable on a daily basis – not just on holidays and special occasions.
  • Just for Show
    • Kitchens and bathrooms are once again becoming a working part of the home, instead of a showcase of opulence.
  • Coming Home to a Dark, Cold House
    • Homeowners will begin to control all if not most of their technological functions remotely with smart phone apps that make their lives easier.

Information from Builder Online

Are you ready to create your distinctive space? If so, call Design Build Team today!