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The facade - what's your style?

Date Tuesday, 12 April 2016 9:45 AM

Does your home facade match your style?

We've talked a lot recently about the amount of value that a great facade can add to your home - but what about having it match your own personal style?

Here at G.J. Gardner Homes, we have your best interests at heart, and designing your own home gives you the freedom to choose exactly what the front of your property will look like. Colour and shapes are two of the most important aspects of a home facade, and research backs that up.

If you want to feel the most comfortable in your own home, surely you'll incorporate your style into the home decor, right? But why does it have to stop inside?

Express yourself on the outside too

Houzz Australia suggests one style trend that is holding strong in 2016 is having a strong colour scheme around the property.

It can start at the front gate or fence, but the real eye-catcher is on the home itself. "Deep and moody" colours are suggested by Domain Group, and the colour planning and communications manager from Dulux, Andrea Lucena-Orr, has just the product for you - Infinite Worlds.

"This is inspired by a growing focus on space travel and research," said Ms Lucena-Orr.

A colour scheme can start at the front gate, but the real eye-catcher is the home itself.

A cool jet black colour is also a fantastic option for showing off great architecture. As the focus isn't on colour at all with a black scheme, there is a greater call to attention on shapes and lines. Want to make it more obvious in your facade? Black is probably your best option.

Feature walls are still a great choice

All around Australia are people who still love to hark back to home designs that include red brick feature walls - and that's very much a style that has proven to be timeless.

A fantastic way to offset the intensity of red bricks is to actually brighten up your front door and window frames. Choosing a soft colour such as a light mint brings some of the focus away from the bricks, while also giving you a fresh colour palette.

No matter what your personal style happens to be, you can be sure that we have a great selection for you to peruse at G.J. Gardner Homes. Get in touch and we can walk you through styles and designs to match even the most specific requirements for personal style.

After all, it is your home.

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Images and photographs may depict fixtures, finishes and features either not supplied by G.J. Gardner Homes or not included in any price stated. These items include furniture, swimming pools, pool decks, fences, landscaping. Price does not include all facades shown. For detailed home pricing, please talk to a new homes consultant.