When making your final siding color and style selections, it's key to consider how you want to use the materials, meaning you should design your exterior with intention. Some standard ways come to mind, like using vertical siding instead of lap siding or putting a different color in the gable to create an accent. However, there are other ways to make exterior design fun and unique. We put together five unique exterior design ideas to use Diamond Kote that will make you feel like an exterior design pro.
EXTERIOR DESIGN IDEA 1
MIX UP THE MATERIALS
An easy and eye-catching way to boost curb appeal on an exterior is to incorporate other materials in the overall design. This idea can be done with various products, including stone, steel siding, roofing, or natural wood accents. The variation in textures and finishes adds a balanced feeling to the exterior while breaking up monotonous areas. However, it's vital to ensure the color palettes for the new exterior complement each other. Select the primary material for your design, like Diamond Kote siding, and order samples of other materials to find the winning combination.
EXTERIOR DESIGN IDEA 2
This modern approach to using lap siding makes an impact and is becoming a homeowner favorite. Multiple exposures refers to using different reveal sizes of lap siding to create a unique design pattern that adds texture and depth. The dynamic lines created with the varying sizes gives traditional homes a modern look. Diamond Kote offers three lap siding sizes 6", 8", and 12" each with a different reveal, allowing you to customize your exterior fully.
EXTERIOR DESIGN IDEA 3
USE UP EXTRA TRIM
Whether it's a new construction or reside project, there may be leftover pieces of trim lying around. Builders and homeowners have been getting creative with using their leftover siding, from making birdhouses to custom shutters as matching accents on the exterior. Making custom shutters lets you pick the exact design and size that perfectly matches your exterior. In this example, the homeowner used DuoBlend Canyon to match their Staggered Edge Shake gable accents for that perfect dark and moody exterior. The design ideas are limitless on what you can do with extra Diamond Kote siding.
Note: Using Diamond Kote in ways not outlined in our install instructions may not be covered by warranty.
EXTERIOR DESIGN IDEA 4
SHAKE IT UP
While we offer four shake siding styles, Straight and Staggered Edge Shakes are the most popular as they're versatile and match any home style. Diamond Kote's shakes are one piece that feature engraved rain lines to mimic traditional individual cedar shakes, creating a more durable shake and opening the opportunity to easily mix and match the different shake styles for stunning exterior accents.
EXTERIOR DESIGN IDEA 5
PORCH CEILINGS NEED LOVE, TOO
Porch ceilings are often over-looked, but they provide a great spot to add additional details. And adding ceiling accents draws the eyes upwards, exciting guests about entering your home or creating an oasis to relax outside after a long day. With paneling and batten strips, this design idea is easy to make patterns or keep it simple with just paneling. While using a solid color is common, using a DuoBlend to add a touch of natural wood without worrying about the upkeep is a great way to bring in the look of a mixed material.
BONUS EXTERIOR DESIGN IDEA
When designing an exterior, it's often thought that the trim and corners must be a different color than the siding. Go against the traditions of the exterior design by using the same color for window and door trim, along with your outside and inside corner trim. The one color exterior is creates a unique, vintage feeling.