Give your home a modern makeover or traditional restoration with exterior paint ideas from the experts.
Australia’s suburbs are filled with a mix of architectural styles dating back to the 19th century.
Renovating a period home can be tricky, particularly where there are heritage constraints.
The quickest and easiest way to restore or update a classic older home is by painting the exterior.
We asked the experts about the best modern and traditional colour schemes for three styles of Aussie period homes.
Built from affordable materials and designed for a warm, dry climate, this style of house became popular in the early 20th century and represented an increased influence of American culture on Australian society.
The cosy design is characterised by gabled roofs with overhanging eaves and a large verandah with prominent columns supporting the roof.
Front rooms sometimes feature bay windows with stained glass panels.
The architectural style overlapped with traditional Edwardian design and reached its peak of popularity during the 1920s.
Thousands of houses were built in inner-city areas as well as on larger blocks in newer suburbs.
As the Great Depression took hold and construction slowed, the style fell out of favour as quickly as it began.