Jul 19th, 2012 @ 10:00AM by Rockford Homes (Subscribe to Rockford Homes's posts)
Tags: Buying a New Home
When you think about the value of your home, there is more to consider than just the sale price. The architectural value of a home is becoming increasingly more important to homebuyers because they want something unique. Architectural value is best described as exterior details of your home that are subtle, yet distinguishable. It is what makes a home stand out in the neighborhood.
Here are a few ways to increase the architectural value of your home by customizing your building options.
Bump outs- These are small extensions of the home (usually 2 to 8 feet) that do not usually qualify as a room, but they can add a lot of useful space in the home. Bump-outs are a great way to add a breakfast nook, create shelf space or make a reading window.
Bay windows – These windows are an attractive way to add unique style to your home and fill your home with light. Often, bay windows overlook a spectacular view of the outdoors like woods or a pond. Bay window styles are typically either a box that sets out from the home that can be used for decorative plants, or the more popular trapezoidal shape.
High arching gable roofs – There are several types of gable roofs which form a triangle on the outside of your home. High arching gable roof creates an eye-catching architectural feature when viewed from the street.
Keystones – Keystone accents are the center stone at the peak of an arch. Typically wedge-shaped, some homeowners choose to make the keystone a unique symbol of stone that creates an impression above a doorway or arched feature of the home.
Quoins- This architectural feature can simply be a decorative touch to your home, or a functional part of the construction. Quoins are detailed cornerstones in stone or brick walls. The decorative feature adds an impression of strength and solid quality to the home.
Rockford Homes believes that every home should be as unique as the family living in it. Customizing your home with detailed or decorative accents add architectural value and set your home apart from others in the neighborhood.