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Investing in New Construction vs. Renovating an Older Home: Which is Better for You?

While buying a home is an exciting life step, or should we say leap, it can come with the stress of a major financial and emotional commitment as you invest in your future. Many questions come into play, such as the more obvious factors of determining the location, size and yard space that's best suited for your lifestyle. Another big decision is whether you'll go the route of new construction or potentially renovate an older home. As with most things, both new and old homes have their pros and cons. We put together a list to help you decide what's best for you:

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…

Homeowner’s Guide to Remodeling a Historic Home

The story behind your home offers a fascinating glimpse into the people who lived in it as well as how your home fits into the larger story…

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…

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When to Replace Old, Decaying Siding

Fungal decaying siding can cause a multitude of problems such as improperly heating and cooling your home and even compromising its structu…

Areas of the Home That Can Show Damage

Siding is your home's first line of defense against harsh weather to safeguard both your foundation and what's inside. Knowing that siding …

3 Factors to Consider When Shopping Siding

When you’re ready to re-side your home, there are many factors to consider when selecting siding—from both a durability and aesthetic stand…

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 …

How to Maximize Storage in a Small Home

Smaller houses are becoming more popular these days-especially among millennials. In previous generations, baby boomers out of college or r…

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 o…

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…

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 s…

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…

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,…

5 Winter Siding Problems to Look for This Winter

Winter is not often a time homeowners associate with exterior house repairs. Between the craze of the holiday season and desire to be indoo…

How to Transform a Backyard Shed to Tackle New Year’s Resolutions

The end of the year is just around the corner, which means so are New Year's resolutions. According to recent research, approximately 60 % o…

A Homeowner’s Guide to Siding Terminology

Working with contractors can be a bit nerve-wracking, especially when you're not familiar with their technical lingo. Like many professions…

Paint Color Combinations to Enhance Your Home’s Exterior

When it comes to a remodeling project, one of the first concerns homeowners have is paint color. With a plethora of color options and everc…

Top 4 Outdoor Holiday Decorating Ideas & Tips

Once the autumn leaves have fallen and the nights begin to grow longer, it’s the annual signal that it’s time to start decorating for the h…

Best Siding Choices For Bungalows

From Maryland to California, the Bungalow-style home is a family favorite. The style originated in India, when it was still a colony of Gre…

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