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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Outdoor Living4 min

How to Customize Your Shed's Exterior

Sheds and other outdoor building structures serve as practical ways to add storage or create additional living and working space. In recent years, sheds have become a trending focus for homeowners looking to maximize their space or level-up their exteriors. If you’re looking to purchase a shed and need some inspiration, LP® SmartSide® engineered wood siding styles can help you achieve a variety of goals for your outdoor structure. To spark some inspiration, we spoke with David Parraguirre, also known as The Mexican Carpenter, about his customized shed build.

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Trends4 min
New Year, New Siding: Choosing Siding That Lasts

It’s a new year—and perhaps also time for new siding! The start of a new year always brings resolutions and goals, and when it comes to your home it’s the perfect time for an exterior refresh. Whether your current exterior material is worn or you’re just looking to try new siding trends, updating your siding can transform your home with a longer-lasting, premium aesthetic.

Trends4 min
How to Hang Items on Siding

As seasons change, you may find yourself wanting to add seasonal decor to your house. When considering mounting decorations or more functional assets such as lights to your home’s exterior, you may be wondering how to hang items on siding. While LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding is engineered for longer-lasting durability, there are some key tips to keep in mind to protect your home’s exterior when hanging items on engineered wood siding.

Curb Appeal5 min
Outdoor Holiday Decorating Ideas for 2021

While many homeowners focus their attention on interior holiday decor, giving your home’s exterior a festive upgrade will ensure it’s a showstopper the moment friends and family pull into the driveaway. We talked with lifestyle blogger Liz Marie Galvan to get her top outdoor holiday decorating tips.