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A Look at Modern Southern Home Trends in Design

Many consider a Southern style house to be one that looks like it’s been standing for generations, even if it was recently built. Modern Southern home trends can likely be described as “traditional” and “authentic.” We recently spoke with Veronica Smith, head designer and co-founder of Smith House Company based in Texas, to gather her advice around creating charming Southern style homes.
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5 Reasons Pros Recommend LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding

Homeowners have been enjoying the attractive curb appeal and longer-lasting beauty offered by LP® SmartSide®

Maintenance3 min
How to Maintain Engineered Wood Siding

As a homeowner, your job isn’t done after your siding has been installed. Ongoing siding maintenance is necessary to ensure you keep your h…

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The Board and Batten Aesthetic Explained

If you’re looking to create long-term curb appeal through a remodel, few home designs compare to the timeless aesthetic of board and batten…

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Achieving a Beautiful Contemporary Home Style

If you are remodeling your contemporary home or are building a new contemporary house design and are trying to envision the perfect exterio…

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Design Focus: A-frame Homes

Over the years, A-frame house designs have become an icon for getaway vacation homes stowed away in the mountains or nestled next to lakes.…

Curb Appeal3 min
Deep Dive: Best Exterior Choices for Cape Cod Homes

Cape Cod–style homes are among America’s favorite residences because of their simple, yet charming cottage design. The style emerged during…

Maintenance4 min
Home Updates to Help Resale Value Across Generations

As baby boomers head into a new life milestone, they’re looking to downsize from their large, elaborate houses in the suburbs. However, man…

Creating a Timeless Exterior That Never Goes Out of Style

When you think about the classics, your mind may conjure up an old movie or a favorite song—things that have never gone out of style. The s…

Investing in New Construction vs. Renovating an Older Home: Which is Better for You?

While buying a home is an exciting life step, or should we say leap, it can come with the stress of a major financial and emotional commitm…

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Everything You Need to Know About Board & Batten Siding

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 an…

Renovation5 min
Homeowner’s Guide to Remodeling a Historic Home

The story behind your home offers a fascinating glimpse into the people who lived in it as well as how your home fits into the larger story…

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Mixing Siding with Different Exterior Textures

Mixing different types of siding can give your home individuality and visual appeal, but it can also be difficult to execute correctly with…

Maintenance3 min
When to Replace Old, Decaying Siding

Fungal decaying siding can cause a multitude of problems such as improperly heating and cooling your home and even compromising its structu…

Areas of the Home That Can Show Damage

Siding is your home’s first line of defense against harsh weather to safeguard both your foundation and what’s inside. Knowing that siding …

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3 Factors to Consider When Shopping Siding

When you’re ready to re-side your home, there are many factors to consider when selecting siding—from both a durability and aesthetic stand…