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Outdoor Living4 min

Stay on Trend with These Top Five Backyard Trends of 2019

With fall comes perfect outdoor entertaining weather. So, avoid the stress of a packed house and the extensive indoor clean-up, and join the 47% of residents who are making their backyard an entertainment hub by taking the party outside. 

To get your backyard space looking Pinterest-polished, we’ve put together a list of the top five backyard trends of 2019. These simple upgrades can help turn your yard into a show-stopping spot fit for any occasion: 

Show Your Landscape Some Love 

Landscaping can be easy to put off, but some simple upkeep efforts can make a big difference in the exterior appearance of your home. 83% of homeowners are doing landscape projects this year, so don’t be the slacker that falls into the small percentage that aren’t.   

Try Dark, Earthy Tones

This year, we’re loving dark greys, browns and sea blues. While mixing cool color tones can be tricky, our simple rule of three makes it easy to create the perfect combination. Pick one color for siding, one for trim and one for shutters, and you’ve chosen a stand-out, cohesive look with just the right amount of pop!

Light Up Your Yard 

A lighting addition offers both value and safety. Exterior lighting is a key aspect to enhance your space and consider when looking at homes. It even made it in the top 10 of 175 features to consider when buying a house. Plus, the variety of security lighting and walkway lights available provide versatile design options that can easily spice up the whole home.

Make Sleek Siding Choices 

Let’s face it, people judge a house by its curb appeal. In fact, 94% of realtors recommend refining a home’s curb appeal before putting it on the market. To keep up with the exterior trends of today, we have a simple solution. Smooth siding creates a contemporary, modern aesthetic that will make people want to go inside to see more.

Step Up Your Gardening Game

Despite common assumptions about the average gardener, new generation home owners are stepping up their gardening game with 38% of those under 35 are expected to spend more time gardening this year. So, pick up your shovel and pick the right potting soil, and join in on the trend of growing an eye-catching garden. 

With these trendy tips you’ll be spending less time indoors and more time enjoying the great outdoor...space you’ve created!

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Renovation5 min

HOW TO USE THE LP® SMARTSIDE® HOME VISUALIZER

Planning to refresh your home’s trim and fascia? Hoping to change the exterior entirely with a full re-side project? No matter your plans, choosing siding and trim colors can be difficult. Mentally visualizing how your home will look with a new product is a challenge—and it’s even tougher to imagine the amount of change even just updating trim will bring. That’s where the LP® SmartSide® Home Visualizer, a siding visualizer tool, comes in. This free tool can help you explore home siding ideas to find the best siding color combinations for your home. Read more to find out how to use the tool—and why LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding can make all the difference for your home.

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Renovation6 min
Selecting LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding with Liz Marie Galvan

Re-siding your home is a significant investment and a long-term decision on your home’s look. One of the first steps to siding a house is choosing a siding material that fits your needs. Being involved as you review types of siding and cost can give you confidence in your plans and peace of mind that the materials you choose are built to last. Liz Marie Galvan of the Liz Marie Blog shares her journey toward choosing LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding for her upcoming home re-siding project.

Renovation4 min
Checklist for How to Hire a Contractor

In this hiring a contractor checklist you’ll find expert guidance in connecting with the right contractor for your re-side project, including questions to ask and quick tips.

Maintenance5 min
A Deep Dive into the LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding Limited Warranty

Let’s break down the limited warranty for LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding so you can be one step closer to choosing one of the most durable siding solutions on the market.