Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or have a place in the country, the exterior of your house is the first thing people see (curb appeal is no joke!). The exterior of your home can also be an opportunity to showcase your own personal style before you even cross the threshold of your front door.
In Kamloops we have a wide variety of areas, each with their own set of individual characteristics. And while individuality is something to often be embraced; having your home stick out like a sore thumb is not always the best course of action. Finding harmony between one’s own personal style and the feel of your particular neighborhood can often feel like a Herculean task.
We’re here to help!!
When considering an exterior renovation or face lift, the first thing most of us think of is siding…whether that be cement board, stucco, wood, steel, or even a combination of materials, the possibilities are endless!
In Kamloops (particularly for new builds and renovations) cement board is likely the most common product chosen for exteriors. This is likely due to many factors: it’s relatively inexpensive, it’s durable (which is great for our cold winters and hot Kamloops summers), it comes in many different colours, and also many different cladding options (ie lap siding, vertical siding, board and batten, and shakes are all available). You can also choose a combination of cladding options or mix and match your colours.
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Cement Board in a beautiful blue
Great combination of lap siding and board and batten
It can be a risk combining multiple exterior finishes but this one pulls it off nicely.
Beautiful wood beams accent this entryway, giving an air of grandeur
Great example of combining panels and lap siding
Wood beams with a modern flare
Stunning stone exterior creates a classic high end look.
Stone work and shakes are where elegance meets comfort
The shakes provide a comfortable, homey feel.
The modern lines of this house, combined with the wood trim give off a West Coast vibe.
Achieving a modern feel in a country setting
Showing that wood siding doesn’t have to give off a cabin vibe.
Stone proving it can take on a modern feel.
Elegant stucco with stone and shake accents.
Stucco can also be a great option as is pictured below; it also comes is a multitude of colours and generally gives a more modern feel with its clean lines.
Wood can be used for an exterior design in a multitude of ways; you’ll often see wood as an accent in trims and beam work or more completely like you would see in a timber frame home or log home. Wood siding can be more high maintenance than something like cement board but the warmth of natural wood is something that cannot be duplicated.
Steel siding (as you see from the pictures) is not just for a shop or storage shed anymore. In fact, it can offer an extremely durable and modern feel to your home!
Accents of stone or brick are also an important aspect of your home’s exterior to consider. In fact, a lot of new subdivisions require a certain percentage of rock or brick to be part of your exterior design. Below you’ll find some great examples of brick and stone work.
Some of our favorite brands to work with:
James Hardie Products
Steel Siding and Roofs
Rock and Stone
Paint and Stain Ideas