Home Glam Reset: Say Farewell to Exterior’s Outdated Trends!

As we evolve and our tastes change, so too should our living spaces. If you want to keep your home looking fresh and stylish, it’s essential to bid farewell to outdated trends that no longer reflect your personality or the latest exterior design trends.

In this blog, we’re going to explore once-popular home trends that have overstayed their welcome. It’s time to say goodbye to these relics and embrace a more contemporary, timeless, and stylish living environment.

Single Hue Exterior Color

One Colored Home Exterior
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A uniform exterior color, from siding to trim, can lack visual appeal. Experiment with a two-tone color palette, using contrasting shades for siding, trim, and accents to add depth and modern flair to your home’s exterior.

Faux Shutters

Faux Shutters
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Faux shutters were once used for decorative purposes, but they often lack functionality and can make your home look old-fashioned. If you have faux shutters, consider replacing them with functional ones or embracing a more minimalistic look by removing them all together.

Busy, Overgrown Landscaping

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Excessive shrubs, plants, and overgrown trees can obscure your home’s architecture and make it look cluttered. Opt for a well-maintained, balanced landscape design with clean lines and a variety of greenery.

Boring Vinyl Siding

Vinyl Siding
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While vinyl siding was once a very popular choice, it can now appear bland and uninspiring, if it is the only material on your home. Update your home’s façade with fresh siding colors or materials like natural stone, wood, or fiber cement for a more modern look.  Consider highlighting different types of siding, to add a little variety. 

Uninspired Garage Doors

Boring Garage Doors
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Standard, plain garage doors that blend into your home’s exterior can be an eyesore. Upgrade to stylish garage doors with decorative features, modern materials, or even a pop of color to enhance your home’s curb appeal.

Tacky Mailboxes

Tacky Mailbox
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Quirky or outdated mailboxes can detract from your home’s overall appearance. Choose a sleek, contemporary mailbox that complements your home’s style and color scheme.

Excessive Ornamentation

Excessive Ornamentation
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Excessive use of ornate trim, decorative elements, and busy architectural details can make your home look cluttered and outdated. Opt for clean lines and a more minimalist approach to enhance your home’s modern appeal.

The only caveat on this is if you live in a true period Victorian home and then by all means save and protect the trim details and don’t be afraid to paint it all the colors.

Matchy-Matchy Colors

Matchy Mathcy Exterior No Contrast Or Interest
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Just like matching bedrooms sets, this is a no. Matching every element of your home, from the roof to the shutters, in the same color can appear monotonous. Experiment with complementary colors and accents to add depth and character to your exterior.

Overbearing Outdoor Lighting

Ovebearing Outdoor Lighting
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Large, outdated outdoor lighting fixtures can dominate your home’s facade. Replace them with modern, energy-efficient LED fixtures that provide ample illumination without overpowering your exterior.

Excessive Paving

Excessive Paving
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Too much pavement or concrete can give your home a stark and uninviting look. Introduce green spaces, gardens, or pathways to break up the monotony and soften the exterior.

Uninspiring Front Entry

uninspired Front Porch
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A lackluster front entryway can detract from your home’s overall appeal. Upgrade your front door, porch, and entryway with contemporary materials, sleek hardware, and stylish lighting to create an inviting focal point.

Your home’s exterior should be a reflection of your style and taste, but it’s essential to be aware of trends that may be dating your property. By identifying and updating these outdated trends, you can give your home’s exterior a fresh and timeless look. 

Home Hazards: Avoid These Mistakes Contractors Warn About!

Man Warning
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Allow us to highlight some common mistakes that contractors often warn homeowners about. By avoiding these errors and taking proactive steps, you can ensure your home remains a haven of safety and security.

Kitchen Nightmares: 10 Decor Mistakes Shrinking Your Space!

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In this blog, we’ll delve into 10 common kitchen decor mistakes that might be making your space feel smaller than it actually is.

Kill These Mood-Killers: Your Home’s Silent Enemies

No Way Pose
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we will explore these hidden culprits that can negatively impact your home’s atmosphere and suggest ways to eliminate them, helping you create a truly harmonious living environment.

Home Trends Going Out of Style

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Jump on board the time machine, and let’s check out some old home design trends that are so yesterday. We’re talking about things that used to be cool but now make us go, “Huh?” Here are 15 outdated home trends that need a major makeover!

What is a Terrible Home Design Trend?

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Sometimes we dream of building a new home, and what great ideas we have for it.  But we don’t want to make big mistakes, what are the horrible new home trends that we want to avoid?

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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