Outdoor Living7 min

See What You Can Build with LP® on FYI's He Shed She Shed

When you build a shed with LP® products, you can unleash your creativity and make it so much more than a shed. That’s the idea behind an exciting new TV series, He Shed She Shed, which premiered Saturday, April 2, 2016, on the FYI™ Television Network. The first season of this DIY design series consists of six one-hour episodes. He Shed She Shed celebrates the trend of turning backyard sheds into functional and creative outdoor living spaces. From pub-sheds used as man caves and “shed-quarters” serving as alternative work spaces, to the latest trend of she-sheds designed as female-based sanctuaries, sheds are the latest small space craze. What used to be just a humble garden outbuilding is now fast becoming a way for owners to express creativity and to fill a practical space missing from their traditional home.

America, Get Your Shed Together!

Each episode of He Shed She Shed follows two homeowners, friends or neighbors in the ultimate male vs. female backyard shed showdown – as they build and design a unique he-shed and she-shed. The series also shows off existing sheds across the country and meets with the owners to learn about their inspiration in creating the unique outdoor space. In the April 2nd series premiere, two party-loving homeowners turned their outdoor sheds into backyard bars. In California, a pirate-obsessed guy turned his shed into a pirate pub, complete with a mast, sails and secret bar. Meanwhile in Austin, Texas, a mega-party hostess created a tiki bar she-shed that’s built for entertaining her huge group of friends.
Tune in this Saturday, April 9, and keep an eye out for LP products in the second He Shed She Shed episode, “Hobby Hideaways.”   Stay Tuned for Your Chance to WIN!   LP Shed is sponsoring a special shed sweepstakes where you could win $2,000 and a prize pack to help you get started with your own personalized shed building! Visit www.lpshed.com/FYI beginning on April 6 to enter the sweepstakes!   Missed an Episode?
If you miss an episode of He Shed, She Shed, never fear! Visit www.lpshed.com/FYI to see photos and a recap of each show in the series.
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Renovation5 min

Tips on Re-Siding in Historic Districts

If you own a home in a historic district, you can forget about replacing the existing siding with vinyl. Most historic districts require replacement siding to closely match the original, hence wood (or engineered wood) and brick. Understanding home building regulations based on historic overlays can help eliminate the headache during renovations, so it’s important to stay in the know before embarking on the project.

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Renovation5 min
Top Four Home Exterior Tips for Fall

With fall just around the corner, it’s time to plan how you will ensure your home’s exterior is ready for the cooler temperatures while also keeping up with the latest seasonal trends. Not sure where to start? We break down the top four home exterior tips for fall for a little inspiration.

Trends6 min
Using the Right Siding for a Ranch Home

Ranch-style home designs are known for low and wide single-story profiles, large picture windows, sliding glass doors and attached front garages. These close-to-the-ground homes were first built in the U.S. in the 1920s, but they didn’t gain widespread popularity until the post-World War II era into the 1970s. As suburbia spread, the ranch-style house became one of America’s favorites. The popularity of ranch-style homes waned in the ‘80s and ‘90s, but it’s making a comeback as younger homebuyers rediscover the ranch’s charm—much like they did with bungalows.

Maintenance4 min
What First-Time Buyers Should Know About Home Maintenance and Storage

Most first-time homebuyers arm themselves with a lot of information about mortgage interest rates and closing costs. What they sometimes overlook are the repair costs prior to moving into previously owned homes and the long-term maintenance costs associated with homeownership.