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5 Exterior Design Myths, Busted!

Top myths about making decisions for your home's exterior, busted!

By Jan Soults Walker


Take a look at some common outdoor design "facts" that these experts reveal as fiction.

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Myth 1: Hiring an architect to boost my home's curb appeal is a luxury I can't afford.

Busted: "Design professionals offer insight and ideas that come only through training and experience," says architect Petra Schwartze of TEA2 Architects in Minneapolis. "And, while using an architect requires an investment up front, it can save you money overall by helping you avoid costly mistakes and bring better value to your project. You'll benefit financially from the thoughtful planning and the documentation provided by a design professional that encourages competitive bidding and significant cost savings."

See our advice for Choosing an Architect.
by Suzanne Tucker

Next Slide >> Myth 2: It's too expensive to use sustainable or green materials for my home's exterior.

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