Modern homes are contemporary in design. They’re on trend now, and into the future, as external design trends move slowly. Home owners are resisting the dated, inefficient, brick-clad, hip-roof homes many builders have stuck with since the 1980s. Today’s home buyers and renovators prefer the simple, calming, clean lines of a modern home and a light and airy open plan lifestyle it can bring.

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The Modern look feels uplifting. Being surrounded by well considered design feels like a privilege, especially when you’ve personally selected the colours and textures. A successful Modern Look is designed with restraint and a few great decisions. Proportions, colour, windows and cladding should be carefully considered. Mix and match vertical lines, horizontal lines, panels and battens from James Hardie’s durable and diverse cladding range to create a look you love.

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How to create the Modern look

The hallmarks of the Modern Look are a flat, skillion or steeply pitched roof styles with an absence of eaves. A pared back aesthetic with no ornate details. A monochromatic colour palette and a mix of cladding to accentuate façade articulation.

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