The second annual shed issue of The Family Handyman (July/August 2018), produced in partnership with LP, again featured familiar names from LP’s lineup of innovative shed products. Several LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® products were used to build the Game Day Shed, a modern, wide-open design that creates the ultimate space to watch your favorite sports.
All LP siding and trim products come pre-primed. Because the ceiling panels, siding panels, beams and wide band were finish coated before installation, there was very little painting left to do after construction of the Game Day Shed was done.
If you are interested in building your own game day or man cave shed, check out the July/August issue of The Family Handyman for complete instructions. To order LP shed products, find a shed dealer near you. LP shed dealers also offer a selection of fully built sheds and other outdoor structures for purchase.
If you own a home in a historic district, you can forget about replacing the existing siding with vinyl. Most historic districts require replacement siding to closely match the original, hence wood (or engineered wood) and brick. Understanding home building regulations based on historic overlays can help eliminate the headache during renovations, so it’s important to stay in the know before embarking on the project.Continue Reading
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 also keeping up with the latest seasonal trends. Not sure where to start? We break down the top four home exterior tips for fall for a little inspiration.
Ranch-style home designs are known for low and wide single-story profiles, large picture windows, sliding glass doors and attached front garages. These close-to-the-ground homes were first built in the U.S. in the 1920s, but they didn’t gain widespread popularity until the post-World War II era into the 1970s. As suburbia spread, the ranch-style house became one of America’s favorites. The popularity of ranch-style homes waned in the ‘80s and ‘90s, but it’s making a comeback as younger homebuyers rediscover the ranch’s charm—much like they did with bungalows.
Most first-time homebuyers arm themselves with a lot of information about mortgage interest rates and closing costs. What they sometimes overlook are the repair costs prior to moving into previously owned homes and the long-term maintenance costs associated with homeownership.