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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

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 on a simple exterior remodel or totally change the exterior of your house, being prepared and building a detailed home project plan can help reduce your stress and help keep you on budget.

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Trends5 min
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 2020 will feel revolutionary in style, texture and color. Whether you’re looking at new home building trends for 2020 or want to update your current home’s exterior design, we’re tackling your biggest design questions and providing ideas for inspiration.

Trends4 min
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 start of a brand-new decade. Will it be known by bold, upbeat shades or demure neutrals?

Trends3 min
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 traditional Colonial home is a quintessential American design, the Dutch Colonial style is different, and made popular by Dutch Colonists who settled in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut areas in the mid-1600s.