In the entrance area, posts often have a decorative and supporting function. They also additionally support the construction of roofs, sheds, gazebos, houses and other structures. To harmonize the architectural environment, it is necessary to choose such a design of columns, so they do not stand out from the general concept and style.
Natural stone and stone imitations
As the finishing of exterior columns are used not only natural stone, but its imitation. Imitation stone is quite often used for finishing, because it is easy to install, as well as a wide range of colors and textures. There are not only rectangular forms of tiles, but also rounded and shaped, which allows you to quickly and easily create high-quality, spectacular cladding supports different forms.
With the facing of artificial stone can cope even a beginner, but the natural stone is recommended to trust a professional. It is necessary with knowledge of the matter to approach the work, because it will have to competently adjust the joints, combine patterns, colors, comply with the accuracy of size and cutting. For an aesthetic composition of the pattern you need to buy the material with a reserve.
One of the easiest options for finishing support columns or pillars is with bricks. It is practical and integrates successfully with almost any facade and landscape design. To meet only a decorative need, it is recommended to give preference to clinker bricks. To cope with the task of strengthening the structure, you should opt for cladding. A wide range of colors and shades allows you to choose the right option for a particular case, interior style and taste.
The most economical way to finish posts or columns is to use decorative plaster. It will not strike too hard on the budget, it is easy to apply, there is a wide range of color palettes, which will give the opportunity to choose the necessary option for a harmonious finish.
The disadvantages are short-lived, because even special facade plaster will not last more than 7 years, it will have to be periodically renewed.
Porcelain tiles and tiles
Porcelain stoneware or mosaic - this is far from the most popular option for finishing the outer facade, but the solution is quite original and unusual. This material has its own advantages:
- The lightness of the material does not create additional weight on the supporting post or column.
- Ease of installation allows you to perform the facing work with your own hands.
- The material is not difficult to cut, so you can clad columns of any shape and configuration.
In modern architectural styles porcelain stoneware is often used for exterior decoration. It is aesthetically attractive, durable, combined with glass and metal surfaces.
Support posts made of metal or wrought iron
Support posts decorated with forged elements are already considered a full-fledged decorative part of the exterior. To preserve the beauty of wrought metal for a long time, you only need to cover the product with primer and metal paint.
Stucco decorative elements on facades have always been associated with the presence of homeowners' money and taste. Stucco moldings are made of gypsum compositions, stone, foam plastic, concrete and polyurethane. Concrete and stone impose additional stress on structures, but these materials are the most durable.
The design of stucco elements should be chosen solely on the basis of the overall style of the house.
A popular type of decoration in the houses made in the Russian style. The veins of natural wood do not need to be hidden, but the surface can be treated with colorless protective compositions.