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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 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.
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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…

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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…

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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…

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Using the Right Siding for Your Modern Home

The modern house design is marked by its simple, yet sophisticated style—a bold rebellion against the ornate Victorian and Edwardian-style …

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How to Maximize Storage in a Small Home

Smaller houses are becoming more popular these days—especially among millennials. In previous generations, baby boomers out of college or r…

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Start Planning Now for Your Dream Exterior Remodel

If you’re considering an exterior home remodel this spring or summer, now is the perfect time to start planning. Whether you want to take o…

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Your Biggest Exterior Design Trend Questions for 2020, Answered

It’s hard to imagine we’re living in the year 2020. While we’re not surrounded by robotic butlers and flying cars, home design trends in 20…

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2020 Color Predictions to Guide Your Home’s Paint Color Selection

It’s that exciting time of the year when paint industry pros unveil their new paint colors. 2020 is already a landmark event, marking the s…

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Shed Builder Spotlight: Lapp Structures

Since its start in 1987, Lapp Structures has transitioned from producing standard sheds to making aspirational builds a core element of its…

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Design Focus: Dutch Colonials

If you live in the Northeast, your home is likely to represent or be surrounded by great examples of Dutch Colonial architecture. While the…

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Expert Predictions: Top 2020 Design Trends

Home design trends are everchanging, and it’s oftentimes hard to stay on top of what’s in and what’s out. With 2020 just around the corner,…

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5 Winter Siding Problems to Look for This Winter

Winter is not often a time homeowners associate with exterior house repairs. Between the craze of the holiday season and desire to be indoo…

Outdoor Living5 min
How to Transform a Backyard Shed to Tackle New Year’s Resolutions

The end of the year is just around the corner, which means so are New Year’s resolutions. According to recent research, approximately 60% o…