How to Choose a Facade that Makes a Lasting Impression
by Carlisle Homes
Your facade creates the ultimate first impression, take the time to choose one you'll love coming home to.
When you’re planning your new home, it can be easy to get lost in the smaller details. Getting excited about your interior layout, what furniture will go where, fittings and fixtures, colour schemes and décor is all part of the fun, but don’t forget to also take time to select a facade that you’ll love being greeted with every time you come home.
As the saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a great first impression”, which is why choosing the right facade is an equally important step. The facade creates the ultimate first impression of your new home for friends, family and neighbours and your facade is what truly makes the home your own.
Our expert EasyLiving design team has developed a range of beautiful facades, using a variety of styles and materials, to make choosing the right facade for you an easy and enjoyable experience.
To get you started, here are 5 key things to consider when choosing your facade:
The materials of your facade are a great way to reflect your personal style. Brick is a classic choice that’s low maintenance and great value, and if you want to add a modern element, combine it with a touch of render in a complimentary colour. You can even go a step further and add accents of natural materials like timber or stone to turn up the wow-factor.
2. Exterior Colour Scheme
Choosing the exterior colour of your walls, roof, door and trim doesn’t have to be an overwhelming decision. Our design team have simplified the colour selection process for EasyLiving facades by creating 6 expertly appointed colour schemes for you to choose from. These schemes are available on our online comparison tool so that you can view the range of facades and colour schemes, side by side. This really helps you to visualise exactly how your new home will look and find the right facade for your own personal style, taste and budget.
3. Interior Style
The style of your facade should flow consistently with your interior. Selecting your floorplan and selecting your facade are decisions that go hand-in-hand. Each EasyLiving facade has been developed with the range’s floorplans in mind, to create a smooth transition from the outside to the inside of your home, using a neutral colour palette and adaptable materials. Once you know which floorplan suits your requirements you can then select your facade to complete the look of your home inside and out.
4. Kerb Appeal
Not only does having an attractive home exterior make coming home each day a pleasure, it’s also important for resale value. If you plan to sell your home in the future, then kerb appeal is vital in making your home attractive to a potential buyer. If you love your facade, chances are it will appeal to potential buyers too.
Consider choosing a facade that will stand the test of time, in all weather conditions, without needing too much maintenance, this will ensure your home is looking its best in years to come.
When you’re looking for street presence - your home can also take its cue from the rest of the street. Choose a facade that complements the houses around it or the area in which you live.
It’s important to remember that choosing a facade for your new home is a very personal decision. Do you prefer modern clean lines and natural materials? Or are you looking to create a vision of luxury by adding a rendered finish? The choice is yours.
5. Lighting and Landscaping
Well-considered lighting and landscaping completes your facade perfectly. Choose low maintenance, hardy plants (natives are a great option that don’t require constant watering!) and consider soft lighting up or down the walls or columns to add another layer of depth and welcoming warmth to your home.