Your façade is really the ‘face’ of your home. It gives your design character, style and street appeal. That’s why it’s one of the most important features to get right!
Most new home designs come with a façade options as standard, however there is plenty of flexibility and scope to change. You can choose another façade of your choice, mix and match your favourite elements from different designs or custom design your own from scratch.
When settling on a façade you’ll need to find a design that fits the surrounding landscape and has the right elements to suit your new home. And most importantly, it should always match your own personal style and tastes too.
So, in this article we’ll share three top tips and considerations to help you find the right façade for your new modular home.
Your choice of façade has a big impact on the look and feel of your home. The European-inspired cubehaus is distinctly modern, with bold, sleek lines that make a real statement. The single skillion and split skillion façades are always popular, bringing a sophisticated but laid-back feel to your new home. On the other hand, those looking for a traditional home love the look of the gable or Dutch gable which has a warm, welcoming and distinctly Australian feel.
The style of your façade should first and foremost be something you love – but it also needs to match your house design and neighbourhood. Our design team and project consultants can offer advice and guidance to ensure your façade is the ideal fit.
While the look of your façade is a big factor, the design elements of each option should play a part in your decision too. For example, the cubehaus design allows for 9ft ceilings throughout, which makes a huge difference to the sense of space and feeling of luxury inside your home. Our Buxton project shows this to great effect.
The single skillion is often used in single module homes, as the raked ceiling and high windows add extra light and space. The inclusion of a front verandah creates a welcoming entrance, whether you opt to enclose it undercover (as shown in our Suburban display home in Stratford) or let the light in (as seen in our Marysville project).
The gable and Dutch gable façade are a great choice on homes that are square or rectangular in shape, to add interest and break up the roofline. They also allow for a verandah with portico and double posts to give the design a classic and distinct Australian look and feel, as shown in our recent Patonga Beach project.
Once you’ve chosen your façade design, the colours and materials add the finishing touch. Our colour consultant will work through the selection process with you, to make sure your choices go well with your design and surroundings. They’ll also offer advice on low-maintenance materials and upgrade options if there is something specific you had in mind.
The Right Façade Sets the Scene for Beautiful Design
When designing your ideal home, the façade really sets the scene. It influences not only the character and exterior style but also the light and space inside. Take your time comparing your options until you have found the one you love. Because when you get it right not only will your house have serious wow factor, you’ll also love coming home to it every day.
Over to You
Do you have a question about our façade options? We’d love to hear it! Simply comment below or get in touch with our team on 03 5145 7110.