Exterior Home Design
Does the exterior of your home need an upgrade? Or maybe you’re just settling into a new home and want to make it look like your own. LIV is here to help, this is our area of expertise. Sometimes the best place to start is by getting advice from an expert.
By purchasing our “Plan” package that is exactly what you are doing. Our in-house architect will create a professional sketch of your house with suggested upgrades to help you realize what changes are possible to achieve your ideal look and optimal curb appeal.
Our Plan exterior home design package includes suggestions for paint, windows, doors, and lighting, all of which can turn your home into the home of your dreams. If you’re wanting a little extra pop for the style of your home, consider the Plan and Plant package.
This option offers all the benefits of the Plan, with additional recommendations of what plants would accent the style of your home, including considerations of what would grow best in your area, size, and color. With the plant and plan option, you get a complete roadmap for professional exterior home design.
The LIV Exterior Home Design Process
Questionnaire + Photos
Once you choose your desired plan, you’ll check out from our website and be sent a questionnaire. We will ask you a few questions to get a feel for your aesthetic and preferences. We’ll also ask you to send us a few photos of your property (don’t worry, no special equipment necessary). We'll even give you some pointers to take an excellent picture that will help us, and then our team will review this and start putting together a plan.
Meeting & Discussion
After we receive your questionnaire and photos we’ll schedule a meeting with you. This is a perfect time for you to ask us any questions you have as well as our opportunity to get to know you better. This will help us get a more accurate picture of what you’re looking for and what might appeal to your style preferences.
When we have all the information we need, we will create a hand sketch, a professional rendering to lay out the specifics of your project. Depending on the package you choose, this can include everything from paint colors, to suggested products, to what plants to purchase and install.
Digital Rendering Add On
Some people prefer a digital rendering, to get a clearer picture of what the final product will look like. If this appeals to you simply, add the digital rendering option to your cart at the time of checkout.
LIV’s Favorite Exterior Home Design Ideas
If you’re a fan of HGTV you know the options for home renovation and exterior home design are virtually endless. If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few of our favorites to consider.
New Front Entry
There are many reasons to upgrade your front entry. Most people are surprised to discover how much improving the front entry, or painting a front door, can do for your curb appeal. Replacing a front door gives you the opportunity to try out color options and can even improve the energy efficiency of your home.
Porch Update or Addition
Giving your porch an update or addition can increase the living space for your family by adding more room to spread out or entertain. This will make your property more functional and it can also boost your resale value.
Lighting is one of the smallest changes that can make the greatest impact. This can be full electrical installations or soft lights to draw attention to various features of your home. This can be used for both design and safety.
Traditional brick can make houses appear dated. A fresh coat of paint in a modern color can breathe new life into old structures. When painted with the correct products and in the appropriate color palette you can improve the style of your home and make it look refreshed and timeless for years to come.
Most people tend to think of fences as functional but not as a design element. Our designers can show you a world of possibility where beauty and function work together to give your property maximum curb appeal.
The entrance to your property is the first impression your guests and potential future buyers will have. Check our gallery to find out what’s possible to update the entrance to your property.
New Front Door
The front door of your home can be a statement piece. Not only can you enhance the security and energy efficiency of your home with a new front door. But it’s a quick and easy way to add a splash of color or a brand-new design element into the front of your home.
Updated Gable Structure
A gable structure can add a visual and architectural feature to your home. This can update the lines and overall curb appeal of your home, creating a more modern visual aesthetic.
Exterior Home Design Before And After Photos
Purchase the Plan Package or the Plan & Plant Upgrade
We know upgrading your home can seem overwhelming. With factors like budget, timelines, and seemingly endless options it can be hard to know where to start. Relax. Although these kinds of changes aren’t common for any homeowner to face on a daily basis this IS common for us. We spend our days helping homeowners just like you make the most out of their property and their budget.
Order one of the packages below to let us put together a customized plan with your preferences and your home in mind.
Plan & Plant
This package offers both architectural expertise and landscape design. We’ll help you achieve the ultimate curb appeal with a plan that’s easy for you and your contractor to understand and execute.
Our architectural expertise can bring stylish changes to your home from cosmetic, like paint and fixtures, to structure, like new windows, doors and entrances.
Professional landscape design, with plants selected for your lawn and location, can help you achieve a garden the neighbors will envy.
Whether you need to freshen up a room or get an interior design makeover, our plan includes design advice, a floor plan and shopping list of items presented in the design board. Our consultation process assures you’ll love your new room.