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This year’s exteriors are showcasing a wide array of architectural styles, says Houzz contributor Becky Harris. After analyzing the website’s most recently uploaded exterior photos, Harris reports inviting porches, mixed-material palettes, and attractive garage doors are popular items emerging so far this year. Check out the trends below.

1. Front Porches
Clearly, nostalgia for sitting on a rocking chair or cuddling up on a porch swing while watching the world go by captivated users — every single one of the most popular front-exterior photos includes an inviting front porch.

2. Modern Farmhouse
Modern farmhouse style continues its influence in 2019, as evident in this house by Ironwood Construction Group. The style blends traditional farmhouse architectural features like gabled rooflines, board-and-batten siding and standing seam metal porch roofs with more modern crisp and contrasting color palettes, open floor plans and streamlined modern touches.

3. Indoor-Outdoor Living
In addition to the front porch, the concept of indoor-outdoor living also extended to the rear exterior. This home in Napa Valley, California, by Holder Design Associates has a large back porch and large doors that create a seamless flow between indoors and out.

See additional home exterior trends at Houzz.

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