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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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Curb Appeal4 min

What Are the Top Color Trends for Resale Value?

When you’re re-siding your home, it’s important to consider how your design choices will impact your home’s resale value. While the material you choose can make a difference, the color of your home is a great way to add value and catch a buyer’s eye.

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Curb Appeal4 min
How to Choose Trim to Customize Your Home

The unique way you incorporate trim and siding around windows and doors can take an otherwise typical home to the next level—and protect it from the elements along the way.

Maintenance4 min
Should Homeowners in Northern Regions Worry About Termites?

In recent years, there have been reports of termite infestations in traditionally colder locations. If you are considering buying or building a home in an area where termites traditionally haven’t been a concern, it could be time to get ahead of their spread by considering building materials engineered to resist termite decay.

Maintenance5 min
Protecting Your Siding During Hurricane Season

If you live or are looking to build a home in an area that’s vulnerable to seasonal hurricanes—Florida, the Gulf Coast or the Eastern Seaboard—your home’s ability to stand up to inclement weather should be a top concern, alongside wind damage to your siding.