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How to Redesign the Exterior of Your Custom Home

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Nov 06, 2013 @ 15:11 PM

Change Everything! Create an Exciting New Home Exterior that fits your Lifestyle

Love the layout in a favorite floor plan, but the exterior just isn't your style? Bring it to Stanton Homes and find out how easy it is to redesign the exterior facade of nearly any home. Take a look at this example! 

Original Home Plan Exterior:  Traditional/Country

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Here's where one major face change started - The Hopkinsa floor plan concept by Frank Betz that had an interior the homebuyers loved but an exterior they wanted to be different.

They asked the design team at Stanton Homes to customize their floor plan exterior to include a wrap-around porch with craftsman columns and a metal roof.  

We took everything into consideration, including special features on their home site such as their large lot and country setting that brought forth visions of hot apple cider and rocking chairs on the extensive veranda.

Final Exterior: Craftsman with Wrap Around Porch

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The homebuyers were thrilled with the final result - a Craftsman style exterior that showcased the floorplan they fell in love with.

Here's a quick look at some of the transformations to this plan that added dimension and character to the exterior:

- Small front porch transformed to full wrap around front porch with Craftsman columns and classic veranda appeal.

- Traditional roofline transformed to an interesting combination of shed dormers and alternate roof pitches.

- Arched windows and decorative detailing transformed to clean lines with traditional Craftsman style window details


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Want to know more about how to modify the exterior of a home plan that's appealing to you?

It can take as little as one short session with an expert custom home builder like Stanton Homes to create a look you'll love.




New home plans can offer a lot of flexibility, when you're working with an experienced custom builder who can envision the concept you have in mind - and translate it into a fresh new look that's designed just for you. 

Watching your design transform is one of the most exciting parts about building a custom home. 

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