Millions of Americans are flocking to the trend of raising backyard chickens, particularly in urban settings. Between a constant supply of fresh eggs, a unique family hobby and an endless source of entertainment, it’s easy to understand why.
Spring is traditionally considered the time to get started as temperatures warm and chickens begin laying again after the winter hiatus. If you’re thinking about joining in, you don’t have to look farther than your backyard shed to help make your chicken coop dreams a reality.
So, you have your backyard shed—what’s next? With just a few days and these easy-to-follow steps, you’ll be well on your way to fresh eggs in no time.
Ready to take on backyard chickens this spring? Between roofing and wall and trim products, LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® is here no matter what stage of the process. Its durability, functionality and good looks will make your shed-turned-coop the envy of the neighborhood.
Many U.S. cities are experiencing population booms, and their new residents are demanding to live closer to the city’s core. This home building trend is encouraging “tall and skinny” construction, which is helping builders maximize the constraints of building on tight urban lots.Continue Reading
It’s no secret there is an increasing trend of sheds being transformed into alternative uses such as backyard getaways, hobby hideouts and virtually any unique purpose one can dream up. That means it is more important than ever to have tips to creating these in-demand aspirational sheds in your back pocket.
Board and batten style siding is enjoying a resurgence as a way to create visual interest in an otherwise blank wall. So, what is “board and batten?” It’s a type of siding where thin strips of wood molding—or “battens”—are placed over the seams of panel boards. The result is an aesthetic that is both rustic and chic, with the strong vertical lines providing shadows and textures to the home exterior.