Top Exterior Home Trends! 

Many folks focus so intensely on the interior details of their home, they forget about the exterior! Let’s face it, the exterior of your home is the first impression guests will have on your house. You, no doubt, want your curb appeal to reflect your unique taste and eye for design! In this blog post, we’re sharing a few of our favorite exterior home trends! From wood details to black windows, outdoor living areas, and more, there are so many ways to make the exterior of your home stand out! 

For those of you who are stopping by our blog for the first time, welcome to Hearthside Homes! We are a semi-custom home builder based in Liberty, Missouri. We currency build in the Kansas City, Liberty, Kearney, and Parkville areas. Click here to learn more about our communities! Our home prices range from $300k – $600k. When you work with our team, you’ll choose from one of our stunning floor plans and then pick out all the finishing touches. From flooring to paint, tile, cabinet, hardware, and more, our customers love getting to customize their home to their unique style! If you have any questions, feel free to fill out this form on our website or contact one of our experts at (816) 781-0234. We hope you enjoy learning more about some of the top exterior home trends! 

Bold Doors

One of the most affordable ways to add some pizzazz to your home is by choosing a beautiful front door! If you want to add a pop of color to your home, a front door is a great way to do so. Many homeowners choose fun colors such as crimson, powder blue, or even green. Most people don’t want to choose too bold of colors for the siding of their home. Front doors are a great way to add some personality to the exterior of your home. Plus, if you want to change the color in the future, it’s a relatively simple process. 

Vertical Paneling 

Vertical paneling is perhaps one of the newest and most popular exterior home trends of the decade! Vertical paneling gives a modern look to any home. 

Wood Details 

Wood details are very popular in terms of the curb appeal of a home. Homeowners are often requesting cedar beams to frame front doors and garage doors. Cedar is by no means an affordable upgrade, but it’s definitely a beautiful way to enhance the exterior of your home! 

Black Windows 

Windows these days come in all different shapes and sizes! Whether you gravitate towards modern, traditional, craftsman, or farmhouse style, there is a window that can enhance the vibe of your home. These days, many folks are requesting black windows. Black windows look really sharp and add dimension to the exterior of any home. Black windows especially look great next to white trim. 

Garage Doors 

When it comes to garage doors, you have seemingly endless possibilities! Of course, garage doors come in a wide range of colors. In addition, you can choose garage doors that have beautiful design details and hardware. 

Metal Roof Accent 

Metal roof accents are particularly popular with those who are attracted to the modern farmhouse style. Generally, a metal roof accent is installed above the garage doors or above the front door. A metal roof accent adds a bit of extra flair to the exterior of your home. 

Stone Veneer 

If you want to make the exterior of your home look a bit more upscale, stone veneer is a beautiful way to do so! Stone veneer comes in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes. This means that you’re sure to find something that will suit your design preferences! From rustic to modern, and everything in between, there’s a great stone veneer option for you. 


Lighting can make such a big difference! When it comes to the exterior of your home, consider lights by the front door, framing the garage doors, and even near your walkway. Not only does lighting make your home look beautiful at night, but it can also prevent trips and falls. 

Low Maintenance Landscaping 

Good landscaping can really enhance your curb appeal! The key to having great looking landscaping is to invest in plants you know will thrive in whatever climate you’re living in. In the midwest, low maintenance plants such as boxwoods are a great choice. Ask your landscaper about other low maintenance plants that will look good year-round. Additionally, investing in a sprinkler system is a practical way to make sure your yard stays lush and hydrated. Dry creek beds are also a functional and appealing way to enhance the exterior of your home. 

Covered Outdoor Area 

Having an outdoor space to entertain is a great component to any home! After all, who doesn’t like sitting outside with a cold beer on a warm summer evening? Depending on the elevation of your lot, you have the option of having a covered patio or covered deck area. Both choices are great and allow you to enjoy the fresh air year-round in various temperatures. 

Build Your Home With Hearthside Homes 

We hope you enjoyed learning all about our favorite exterior home trends! Hearthside Homes is proud to serve the Kansas City, Liberty, Kearney, and Parkville areas. Are you interested in building a home? At Hearthside Homes, we understand that choosing a home builder can be a bit overwhelming. Your home is, after all, likely the biggest investment you’ll ever make! When you choose Hearthside Homes as your Kansas City home builder, you’ll rest easy knowing that your greatest investment is in good hands. 

At Hearthside Homes, our mission is to make the home building experience easy, fun, and fast! Once we break ground on your project, your home will be move-in ready in about six months. To get started, or request more information, fill out this form on our website or give us a call at (816) 781-0234.

Why Hearthside Homes?

Hearthside Homes is a semi-custom home builder. This means that our customers choose from one of our pre-designed floor plans. Click here to check out our 2 story, 1.5 story, ranch, reverse, and split style floor plans. From there, our customers get to pick out all the aesthetic components of their new home! This includes flooring, paint colors, cabinets, and more! Did you know that we have a Design Center in Liberty, Missouri? Our Design Center is located at 1915 Industrial Dr #300, Liberty, MO 64068. Click here to take a virtual tour! 

Our clients love having access to our online client portal, BuilderTrend! This software helps us streamline the communication process between our contractors and homeowners. Our customers love getting frequent scheduling updates as well as progress photos from the job site. When you choose Hearthside Homes as your Kansas City home builder, you’ll rest easy knowing your home is in great hands! 

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