You like the idea of redoing the exterior of your home in either stone or stucco, but you still aren’t sure about what material or design to select. You may be surprised to find out how many choices you have at your disposal. Here are just a few ideas.
Stucco alone gives you a number of options. First, there is texture, and you can choose from Cat Face, Dash, Lace, Sand, Worm, Santa Barbara or Combed, just to name a few. For a more traditional look, you could choose English texture or, for a more elegant look, Briar may be what you are looking for. If you were considering a simple, easy to clean look, Smooth or scraped may be what you would like. You can also add a variety of tints and colours to your stucco to create a custom design for your home. You may even want to choose an EIFS (Exterior Insulating and Finish System), which is a great option for Winnipeg weather. Ask your stucco professional to show you some pictures of work they have done to give you a better idea of the kind of look your home can have. They may even be able to help you decide what would look best on your home.
Brick and Stone Options
You have probably already seen many of the different options you have when it comes to brick and stonework. You can go with a classic red brick look, or a variety of other colours. Other options are Cobblestone, Hand Cut Stone, Field Stone, Manor Stone, River Stone, Ledgestone and Stack. With brick and stone, you also have the option of going with either solid stone or stone veneer. All of these options are just a starting point and you can discuss different design ideas with your building contractor to come up with a design that works well with both your home and your dream.
What if it turns out that you like the look of both stucco and brick, or both brick and stone? Then, why choose? The beauty of these materials is that they work well together. You can choose a combination of stucco and brick, stucco and stone, or brick and stone that suits your home design dream. Find yourself a building contractor who has worked on combination designs before and come up with a design that will look good on your home.
Planning your dream design
The key to designing your dream home is planning and the key to planning is finding the right contractor. Find an experienced professional who shares your dream, can offer you a selection of design options and help you to see what the final product will look like on your home. Then you can begin the work of bringing the plan together. The right contractor can make the difference between dreaming of a home design and designing your dream home.