If you want your home to be the fanciest on the block, you're going to need to commit.
It's not enough to give it a quick lick of paint and hope for the best. A home that truly stands out needs a range of elements and techniques to shine. Hidden lighting, interesting shapes, bold colours and striking decoration are all key qualities that a truly gorgeous house requires.
Here in Malaysia, homes that look a little different are widely admired and praised. Don't you want your home to be one of these? If so, read on, because you're about to have your mind blown… just get the number of a professional now and you'll be ready to start on your own home redesign in no time at all!
This stunning home is a tropical dream. We love the soft, pastel-coloured terracotta tones that have been used on the first floor—they sit perfectly next to the light brickwork of the floor below.
The roof tiles are light and unobtrusive, meaning that all of the focus is drawn to the beautiful cladding and paintwork. It's the welcoming family home we've always dreamed of!
Fans of modernism will want a facade that stands out from the rest of the houses on the street. This abstract beauty relies on structure and shape to create the illusion of a home made from floating, interlocking rectangles.
Concrete and slate have been used to create a contrast in texture. Balconies appear in the most unexpected places—tucked away in the corner and over the garage!
These innovative and towering homes are exact replicas of one another. This is a new take on the traditional terraced house for a more upmarket clientele.
We love the tiled avenue that runs between the houses, and the antique style lamps that keep this neighbourhood safe at night.
Privacy and security are what most of us desire in a home, and this small property offers just that. It is enclosed by large walls that are pretty much impossible to scale, and tucked into it's own haven of safety.
However, this doesn't mean that it looks like a fortress. Within those walls lies paradise—verdant plants, a cooling swimming pool and huge, wall-size windows that allow the living room to open up to the garden.
Can you imagine a cuter home? This tiny beauty is the perfect place for newly-weds, or a small family with a modest budget.
This might just be the perfect holiday home. Imagine this as a beachside retreat, with just the right balance of traditional and modern influences. That bamboo canopy adds a rustic element, and the hammock is essential!
Compact and classic, this home looks small but actually has enough room for at least four family members. It is economical and budget friendly, but still has all the luxuries one deserves—like that stunning swimming pool and terrace!
This is one of the most eco-friendly home facades on our list. Those smooth walls are incredibly well-insulated, and the roof features solar panels which create enough energy to warm the home in winter. If you want to advertise your environmentally aware credentials, this is the way to do it.
Take a cue from 20th century small town America and opt for white wooden cladding on your home's facade. This homely covering is both chic and affordable, and will be the envy of all your neighbours.
Do you want to live the high life? If so, you'll need a home to match. This house looks like it should be housing a celebrity—it's fashion forward, stylish, and tremendously luxurious.
If you want to recreate this look on a budget, you'll need to do two things. First, opt for a monochromatic colour scheme and paint various points of your house white and charcoal grey. Second, install recessed lighting into flower pots, porches and alcoves to illuminate your home when the sun starts to set.
This is the ideal Malaysian home facade. It's luxurious without being ostentatious, and takes as much influence from traditional Malaysian home design as it does from Western architecture.
Best of all, it features reinforced gating and fencing. Those bars might look delicate, but they're tough as hell and will deter any unwanted visitors! Of all the homes on the list, we love this one the most.
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