When the weather gets warm, spending time outside is a high priority on everyone’s list. But often the outdoor areas of our homes need a little sprucing up before they can be the fun spaces we love to gather and enjoy the weather, especially after a hard winter season.
We caught up with Liz Marie Galvan of the Liz Marie Blog to get her best tips for creating a welcoming exterior alongside modern design examples. Galvan’s modern farmhouse siding completes the look of her outdoor spaces, but these tips and tricks work no matter the home style.
First, let’s take a look at some trends to expect. When it comes to outdoor spaces, Galvan suggests looking out for:
Galvan recently took on a re-siding project to update the exterior look of her home. She chose LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding, one of the most durable siding options available, and it completes her home’s style with updated modern farmhouse siding. Engineered wood siding styles were perfect for her historic home. But there are many more ways Galvan adds to the exterior of her home. Check out her tips below!
Check out Galvan on the Today Show offering a few tips to homeowners!
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If you’ve decided that your home’s exterior spaces need more than a simple spruce, you’re in the right place. As you weigh house siding options and cost, consider LP SmartSide Trim & Siding, along with the ExpertFinish color collection, which includes 16 prefinished colors that complement any home’s style.
Be sure to use our checklist for hiring a contractor to help you find a great fit. You can request a quote from an LP® BuildSmart™ Preferred Contractor to partner with an expert. As one of the most durable house siding options out there, LP SmartSide siding can help you re-side with a material that lasts—and looks great along the way.
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