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Watch: LP on Making It with Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman

It’s no secret there is an increasing trend of sheds being transformed into alternative uses such as backyard getaways, hobby hideouts and …

Everything You Need to Know About Board & Batten Siding

Board and batten style siding is enjoying a resurgence as a way to create visual interest in an otherwise blank wall. So, what is “board an…

Mixing Siding with Different Exterior Textures

Mixing different types of siding can give your home individuality and visual appeal, but it can also be difficult to execute correctly with…

Using the Right Siding for Your Modern Home

The modern house design is marked by its simple, yet sophisticated style—a bold rebellion against the ornate Victorian and Edwardian-style …

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 20…

Expert Predictions: Top 2020 Design Trends

Home design trends are everchanging, and it’s oftentimes hard to stay on top of what’s in and what’s out. With 2020 just around the corner,…

Creating Distinction and Variety in Tract Housing

Some new-build communities have limited exterior design options, making entire neighborhoods look the same, with little variety in appearan…

5 Tips to Conquer Cash Flow Challenges

If you’re feeling the pinch in cash flow this month, you’re not alone. In fact, 84% of all construction companies face tough cash flow chal…

Best Siding Choices For Colonial Homes

Colonial-style homes have endured among America’s favorite architecture designs since they first appeared in the late 1700s, about the same…

A Remodeler’s Perspective: Steps to a Successful Re-side

When James and Stella bought their home in coastal Wilmington, NC, in 2011, the original wood siding was still on the 108-year-old home. Un…

A Homeowner’s Perspective: How to Navigate the Renovation Planning Process

When considering an exterior remodel, homeowners can often be intimidated by the layers of planning and countless decisions to be made…from…

Why It’s Important To “Respect the Spec”

While it’s perfectly alright for a jazz musician to improvise, that approach doesn’t always work as well in homebuilding. Architects, speci…

Budget-Friendly Architectural Styles for Modern Multifamily Builds

Masterfully achieving modern architectural styles in multifamily designs takes expertise and patience, especially when a tight budget compe…

Media Spotlight on An LP BuildSmart® Pro

Brent Taylor, owner of the O.C. Taylor remodeling company in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently had a starring role on the Lifetime Channel’…

Home Improvement Show Proves Your Siding Project Can Be A Smooth Journey

The popular Lifetime Channel remodeling show Designing Spaces likes to document the home improvement journey to show that it can indeed be …

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 re…

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 als…

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 ga…

Trend Alert: Sleek & Smooth Style on the Rise

It’s no surprise that 97% of realtors say that curb appeal is most important to a potential buyer, which makes keeping up with the latest e…

Using the Right Siding for a Modern Farmhouse

In recent years, designers have offered new visions of this classic style and have dubbed it the “modern farmhouse.” Chip and Joanna Gaines…

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