The home exterior design can greatly affect the value of the property. If building a house from the ground up, to preserve the resale value of your home, the exterior should complement the design of the homes surrounding it. Knowing the different home exterior design can help you achieve this goal. One example design is traditional home exterior design. Traditional home exterior design is simple and most often have symmetrical elements such as mullioned or small-paned windows. You will also often see traditional home exterior design features such as Corinthian columns, stone steps leading up to the front porch or door, and gargoyles.