Cladding doesn’t just protect the outside of your home against the vagaries of the weather, it’s also the most important method that you have at your disposal for creating interesting, unique and beautiful facades. While there is a plethora of cladding materials at your disposal, here are some of the materials and combinations that are making the trends at the moment. To have a look at these or get more advice about current cladding systems, have a chat with your local cladding
Combine Cladding Materials
One cutting edge trend in external wall cladding is to actually combine cladding materials. Basically, this just means using two or more different cladding materials to create a unique contemporary look. Using more than one cladding material on the outside of your home can really help to break up large expanses and to define the different areas of the home. The result is a home that is just brimming with visual interest.
Using Different Colours within the Same Cladding
Another trend that is gaining popularity is to use a singular cladding material on the outside of the home but to use it in two or more different colours. For example, you could use a lighter grey and a dark grey (different shades of the same tonal colour) to create interest or you could go for something more extreme and use contrasting colours such as a light cream and a burgundy, or a light grey and a dark purple. The trend of using different colours works with most cladding materials.
Natural Stone Cladding for Beauty and Interest
Nothing beats natural stone cladding for beauty, sophistication and visual interest and it is for this reason that it’s gaining popularity once again. You’d be surprised in how you can use natural stone to really jazz up your home’s exterior. Use dark coloured natural stone cladding and offset it with bright and beautiful flowers planted around the perimeter of your home. If you don’t want to get colour through flowers, paint your doors and window trims in a bright colour that stands out against the dark stone. If you don’t want to use natural stone cladding on the whole of your home’s exterior, just clad the wall that makes up part of your entertaining area. It’ll definitely transform your entertaining from drab to fab and the classic style will impress everyone that visits.
One cladding idea that you may not have thought of using on the outside of your home is glass! While it’s not suitable for whole home cladding (it’d look just a bit over the top!), it’s absolutely perfect for use in entertaining areas such as patios and pergolas. Glass mosaic tiles in different colours and designs create truly unique looks that are sure to impress and delight everyone that sees them.