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From Shed to Showstopper: Accents for Your Outdoor Shed

Our blog often features ideas to improve storage and make the most of the space inside a shed. However, the exterior appearance of your shed is important too, since a shed that is an eyesore can detract from property value. Here are some ideas that will help you enhance your shed and make it a welcome focal point in the backyard.

  • Keep up on maintenance. Routine maintenance will keep your shed looking attractive and also protect the items you’re storing inside. Inspect the roof, repair leaks, clean out gutters and practice proactive pest control to prevent problems before they start. A fresh coat of paint in a bright, bold color can also add great interest to your shed.
  • Add outdoor wall art. The sides of your shed don’t have to remain bare and void of personality. Dress them up with outdoor wall art or a vertical garden wall! Nature-themed metal wall art is a popular and durable choice, and a garden wall includes containers that can easily be used to grow herbs, flowers and more.
  • Add a pathway. A brick or stone pathway can be a simple way to bring order to an outdoor space. Install a path leading to the shed door so moving stored items in and out will be easy, and you won’t have to deal with mud and puddles when it rains.
  • Install lighting to spotlight the shed. Soft landscape lighting is an attractive way to incorporate your shed into the overall look of your backyard while increasing security. Use fixtures with lower-intensity bulbs placed at various angles and distances. Avoid using a single bright spotlight on the shed because this will create harsh shadows.

Products to Make Sheds Last

LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® products feature natural looks and textures perfect for serving as a backdrop to your backyard oasis. The proprietary SmartGuard® process treats wall and flooring products to the core with four components of protection that add strength and withstand moisture intrusion, impact, termites and fungal decay. Find out where to buy a shed built with LP products.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Choosing a Color Scheme For Your Home Exterior

If you have decided to tackle a re-side project, you will be faced with the choice of your home's exterior color. While durability, workability and efficiency are all critical benefits to you as a homeowner, the most outward facing choice you will make during your building project is the color. Choosing the right color for your home can seem like a big task and with color decisions to make beyond siding, like trim and other exterior accessories, it can be difficult to determine what you want. We've compiled a list of siding color ideas to help you find the color scheme that's right for you.