Only skin deep?

Strong Bones.  Beauty from the inside out.  While we typically think of these adages in connection to people they equally apply to building a home.  At Dalzotto Homes we believe what is in-between the walls to be one of the defining differences in the homes we build; the details you don’t see make all the difference.  However, that doesn’t mean we don’t pay attention to “curb appeal” and home trends for exterior cladding.

Just like choosing the perfect outfit to express yourself, exterior cladding sets the style and tone for a home.  There are lots of options today.  Some of our favourites include brick, stone, wood siding and stucco.

Fired clay brick continues to advance with new colours, textures and shapes that inspire creative and lasting designs.  Brick provides enduring beauty with very low maintenance.

Brick with natural stone entry

Brick with natural stone entry

Like brick stone is enduring, low maintenance, sustainable and provides natural beauty.  A variety of manmade and natural stones are available.  While natural stone is more limited in colours the crafted finish of chiseled stone well-laid is truly a work of art.

Natural stone with brick soldier coursing and timber frame

Natural stone with brick soldier coursing and timber frame

Natural stone with wood siding

Natural stone with wood siding

Manmade stone comes in many colour and texture options and is easier to install.  It can create the perfect finish for a home.

Manmade stone

Manmade stone

Wood siding provides a strong connection to nature and has been popularized recently by the Craftsman style homes.  Today’s wood siding comes pre-painted in any colour desired with a long term warranty reducing maintenance requirements. 

Wood siding with manmade stone

Wood siding with manmade stone

Stucco provides a softer appearance and like wood siding can come in any colour desired and a variety of textures.

Stucco with brick and manmade stone

Stucco with brick and manmade stone

Stucco with manmade stone

Stucco with manmade stone

All of these materials can be used in combination to create interest, elegance and attractiveness to a home.  The diversity of each allows them to be used for a variety of architectural styles creating lasting appeal. Our current developments demonstrate the grace that may be achieved with the right combination of elements.