Making exterior selections for your new home or exterior remodel can be a very stressful and difficult process but at Hearth and Home we pride ourselves on making this process easy and painless, producing gorgeous and ideal results. Here are our ten easy sure-fire steps to help you through the design process of your exterior:

Step One: Find some homes you like, and take pictures to bring in with you to our design showroom (even if they all seem totally different). You can also look for ideas on our pinterest, houzz, and here on the blog! Try these links below:

Step Two: Get a photo, print out, or digital copy of your front elevation (the sketch or plans from your architect that shows what the exterior of your home will look like).

Step Three: (And this is the MOST IMPORTANT STEP) Come into one of our HHDU stone division’s & design centers in Orem or Salt Lake City to meet with one of our designers.

Step Four: Select your stone or brick (this is the anchoring texture for your home, it should have the most aesthetic weight, and everything should coordinate with this). Our designers can help you with this. This is their expertise!

Step Five: Select your roof shingle, soffit/fascia/gutters/drip edge, and window colors (these are typically the first materials that are ordered for your home). Our designers can help you with this.

Step Six: Select your body colors and textures. This is the stucco, wood, hardie, vinyl, lp, paint, etc. Our designers can help you with this.

Step Seven: Select you accent colors. This is the shutters (if any), wood timbers (if any), the front door, the garage doors, and any other elements that haven’t been selected. Keep in mind that oftentimes these can be coordinated with soffit/fascia/gutters/drip edge and window colors. Our designers can help you with this.

Step Eight: Write it all down. Our designers can do this for you.

Step Nine: Communicate selections to builder and subs.

Step Ten: Free your mind from the stress the exterior selections had brought you up to this point, because you’re all done, and it’s going to be awesome!

Leave a Reply