BE ON TREND, NOT TRENDY
When you’re designing a new facade, or considering an update to an existing house, Bill Hawie from Eden Brae Homes says you should consider what will date over time.
“It depends on the style of the home, but I think blended materials do offer longevity,” Bill says.
“If you’re going exclusively for a render, or a face-brick look, or a heavy use of stacked stone or something similar, then that’s when finishes can look a bit dated after a while.
“Earthy colours are probably a prudent choice because in five to 10 years’ time it can still look very elegant. Colours that are very bold can be quite trendy right now, but you’ve really got to think how they will age in years to come.”
Bill says you should be looking for a finish you can update later on, perhaps with new paint.