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101 House Exterior Ideas (Photos and Extensive Guides)

Welcome to our massive house exterior photo gallery where you can get all kinds of exterior ideas by color, material, architectural style, vote for Your Preferred Home Exterior siding type and more. Also, check out our online visual paint software where you can upload a photo of your house exterior and apply hundreds of different …

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12 Different Types of Gravel for Driveways

Driveway gravel has many benefits for both practical and decorative purposes. It is a low-cost and easy-to-install option that can add visual interest and functionality to your property. There are many benefits to using gravel for your driveway. Gravel is an affordable option that can last for many years with proper maintenance. It is also …

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How often should you clean your gutters?

Gutters protect your home and landscaping from damage caused by excess undirected water flow. If your gutters become clogged, they can overflow with water which can cause damage to your home’s foundation, and your roof, and even cause leaks in your windows and basement. To protect the structural integrity of your home and keep your …

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What’s the Point of a Double Front Door? How Did That Become a Thing?

If you have a large mansion or a ranch style abode and you want to make an entrance, then you go with a double front door. If you are trying to take full advantage of a space that demands attention, then you do want to go with the double front door. But if you own …

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The story of the Pueblo Revival in New Mexico

The Pueblo Revival style or Santa Fe style is a regional architectural style of the Southwestern United States, which draws its inspiration from Santa Fe de Nuevo México’s traditional Pueblo architecture, the Spanish missions, and Territorial Style. It’s revival in New Mexico was unique and created a stamp on the city.  While Arizona, New Mexico, …

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What is Japanese Burn Board Technique? Should you Use it?

What is Japanese burn board technique, or Shou Sugi Ban? Originating in 18th century Japan, shou sugi ban is a particularly striking method of preserving wood by charring it with fire. It may seem that charring wood is a way to break it down, but charring is actually an ancient technique that is tried and true …

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What are Bauhaus Buildings? 10 Things You Need to Know

There are many architectural and design movements that have influenced where we are today, and the German Bauhaus movement in one of them. If you’ve ever seen a building or chair with bold clean lines, then you’ve most likely seen something influenced by Bauhaus.  The German term Bauhaus—literally “building house”—was understood as meaning “School of …

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35 Different Types of Houses (2022 List with Photos)

There are two ways to categorize the different types of houses. In other words, when people search for “types of houses”, some are looking for the different home architectural styles, while others are looking for the different types of residential building structures that exist and are available. For home architectural styles, go here. For the …

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40 Examples of Different Suburban Houses (Photos)

Planning to buy or build a house in a suburban area? Take a look at our compiled list of suburban houses that are absolutely magnificent and get unlimited ideas for your dream suburban home! Related: Types of Lots | What if You Just Bought a Plot and Built a Home | Types of Houses | Home …

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5 Hip Roof Types & Styles (Plus 20 Photo Examples of Houses with a Hipped Roof)

Related: Hip and Valley Roof | Types of Roof Shingles | Types of Roof Vents | Types of Roofs | Types of Roof Trusses  What is a hip roof? A hip roof or a hipped roof is a style of roofing that slopes downwards from all sides to the walls and hence has no vertical sides. …

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37 Types of Architectural Styles for the Home (2022 House Styles Guide)

Most people like several architectural styles (aka house styles). I know I do. I’m partial to modern, Cape Cod, Mountain and Shingle home styles. 5 most popular house styles Here’s a snapshot of the 5 most popular house architectural styles based on monthly search volume: Ranch Craftsman Tudor Colonial Cape Cod If buying an existing …

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