Building A New House
Jan 17, 2020 4:32 pm
First time posting!
Hi all, I'm building a Letto 10 design house with Easystart Homes/Summit and was wondering if anyone else had built a similar design of house or could possibly help me with exterior colour ideas.
This is definitely not my strong suit and I have trouble visualising the final picture.
I do like the neutral colours and I'm cautious about selecting too dark of a colour that will make the house appear even smaller on completion.
I've snapped two photographs online and actually dont mind the lighter coloured one, which I think is Colourbond Dune?, but maybe someone will know better.
Appreciate any feedback anyone has.
Thanks in advance
Re: New Generation/Easystart Homes Letto 10 Facade Design2
Jan 17, 2020 7:21 pm
One simple change you can make to make the house look bigger is to bring the porch forward by about 450mm so it's in line with the front of the house. This will result in a single, larger roof plane on the front elevation rather than the 2 smaller roof planes as it is currently.
I personally prefer the darker render, but it's a personal choice. I don't think the colour will really have much impact on the impression of size.
That house has a great little plan by the way, it's very functional given its small size.
Re: New Generation/Easystart Homes Letto 10 Facade Design3
Jan 18, 2020 7:15 am
Hi Dave, the facade design with the feature wall forward are well balanced to reduce dominating garage door and roof, its good 🙂. The suggestion above will make minor improvement but you are right with the colours statement, lighter colours will make the house appears larger and vice versa but your site setting also needs to be considered.
The 2 schemes (dune or ironstone roof) addresses the scale well sticking close to like colours creating 1 cohesive look (larger) so its entirely up to you. If you go to the colorbond website, there is a desktop visualizer and you can test the darker & lighter (roof/walls etc) theory with a setting that suits you. Good Luck! JL
p/s I had a quick look at your builders instagram, gr8t facade designers & colours schemes being a designer myself, trust their recommendations 🙂
Re: New Generation/Easystart Homes Letto 10 Facade Design4
Jan 21, 2020 11:43 pm
I also built with easy start homes/ summit in Perth and my house colours are very similar to the ones in the lighter picture I’m also a painter by trade my main render colour for my home is colour bond surf mist with a surf mist garage door which I think is what’s in the picture my feature render colour is solver Lundy grey and I have monument roof and gutters. if your not to sure on colours you can go to the paint store or Bunnings and grab some sample pots there around $7 each
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