DESIGNING GIVES EACH PROJECT A UNIQUE SENSE OF IDENTITY
Home Exterior Design and the Concept of Interior-Exterior: The exterior of a home is usually just as important as the interior of a home because it is the face that is presented to the public.
A shabby exterior often discourages people from coming too close and most real estate agents want a home to look nice on the outside as well as on the inside for the purposes of successfully selling a home.
The exterior can also make home owners feel good about the state of their house. Such a thing can be achieved with simple paint jobs on siding or with more elaborate work such as more elaborate roofing, painting, chimney work, and windows or even adding additions such as bay windows, porches or extra rooms.
Home exterior design has broken through into the computer age with many programs allowing people to virtually design their exterior to see how it looks before committing to the real thing. But it is a professional business for designers and architects as there is a real demand for work done on homes in order to spruce it up or keep up with the latest trends in color and style. Home exterior design also includes gardens and flowers, though this will be explored in another courses.
The exterior design aspect, as far as the architect is concerned, is just as important as the interior design aspect. It is important because the people one is building a home for will have expectations and want certain things from the outside appearance of their home, whether it is as simple as wanting a yard for children or animals, or as elaborate as gardens, unique home fixtures, and fancy stonework.