Characters of Note

by Michael Buck
6 Days Ago

Characters of Note

Popular Siding Colors for 6 of America’s Favorite Home Styles

by Michael Buck
6 Days Ago

Popular Siding Colors for 6 of America’s Favorite Home Styles

Trends come and go, but some home styles are popular enough to last for decades, or even longer. Here’s a look at six of America’s favorite home styles and three popular siding colors to match each one.

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Make This

by Kara Wenman
9/24/2018

Make This

8 Outdoor Fall Porch Decor Ideas to Welcome Autumn

by Kara Wenman
9/24/2018

8 Outdoor Fall Porch Decor Ideas to Welcome Autumn

From the charmingly rustic to more sophisticated autumnal spreads, welcoming fall's arrival is easier than you might think. Your porch is a great place to create a custom design where you can showcase your outdoor fall decor for the whole neighborhood to enjoy.

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Home Sweet Hometown

by Kara Wenman
9/17/2018

Home Sweet Hometown

Home Sweet Hometown: Marsh Creek

by Kara Wenman
9/17/2018

Home Sweet Hometown: Marsh Creek

The green rolling hills of Marsh Creek in Chester County, PA, are about an hour’s drive from Philadelphia and beckon outdoor enthusiasts for miles. Visitors and locals of the area enjoy the lake, Marsh Creek State Park, and the long list of tasty food options. When in Marsh Creek, look out to see the sparkling nearby lake and look up to see the sprinkling of bright-colored hot air balloons in the sky—they launch in nearby Pottstown. Here are some other must-sees while you’re in the area:

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Home Sweet Hometown

by Bridget Kulla
8/8/2018

Home Sweet Hometown

Home Sweet Hometown: Malvern

by Bridget Kulla
8/8/2018

Home Sweet Hometown: Malvern

Just 25 miles west of Philadelphia, is a small town in Chester County called Malvern. Here, you’ll stumble upon beautiful homes, tree-lined streets and a small-town feeling that’s tough to replicate. With Malvern just a short (express) train ride from two city centers—Philadelphia and New York City—you have easy access to the bustling metropolis, when you crave it, and the quiet and calm respite when you don’t. Here are a few of our favorite Malvern communities, all with home exteriors clad in James Hardie® siding and trim.

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Characters of Note

by Bridget Kulla
7/2/2018

Characters of Note

Creating a Veterans Retreat with Travis Mills

by Bridget Kulla
7/2/2018

Creating a Veterans Retreat with Travis Mills

Despite losing portions of both arms and legs from an IED while on active duty in Afghanistan, retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne is not slowing down. A year later, in September 2013, Travis founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization, formed to benefit and assist combat-injured veterans. And four years after that, he opened the Travis Mills Foundation Veterans Retreat in Rome, Maine, an 11,000-square foot space on 17 acres, aimed at helping combat-injured veterans and their families. 

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Gatherings

by Bridget Kulla
6/17/2018

Gatherings

Our Favorite Hanging Chairs and Hammocks

by Bridget Kulla
6/17/2018

Our Favorite Hanging Chairs and Hammocks

There’s nothing more inviting than a chair, except maybe a hanging one. Like a moth to a flame, swinging chairs and hammocks attract our sit bones big time.

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Make This

by Bridget Kulla
5/27/2018

Make This

How to Start Your Vegetable Garden

by Bridget Kulla
5/27/2018

How to Start Your Vegetable Garden

There’s nothing like walking out to your backyard garden and picking a bold, green bell pepper and a ripe, round tomato straight from the vine. When you tend to your own vegetable garden, you reap the fresh, tasty, nutrient-packed rewards, and woo your dinner guests in the process. We spoke to garden professional Karen Emmett, of Chicago’s Sprout Home, to gain the expertise necessary to get your backyard garden growing, ready to produce stunners by summer. From the best starter varieties, to the soil to use, and how much water to douse them in—here are the details you need to create and tend to a vegetable garden of your own.

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Home Sweet Hometown

by Jamie Schultz
5/15/2018

Home Sweet Hometown

Home Sweet Hometown: Hallsley

by Jamie Schultz
5/15/2018

Home Sweet Hometown: Hallsley

In the rolling hills 18 miles outside of downtown Richmond, Virginia, is the fast-growing suburb of Midlothian, where the picturesque community of Hallsley calls home. Combining a small-town Southern feel with amenities that feel like a 5-star resort, this new community has strong roots, just like the old growth trees that surround it.

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Gatherings

by Bridget Kulla
4/25/2018

Gatherings

The Mood of Outdoor Lighting

by Bridget Kulla
4/25/2018

The Mood of Outdoor Lighting

It’s important to have a well-lit home, after all you want to show off all the hard work you’ve put into your home’s exterior. Lighting choices can create the atmosphere you’re hoping to achieve—whether you’re designing the perfect space for reclining on the front porch, looking to showcase the prize Japanese maple in your front yard, or boosting your home’s security.

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Gatherings

by Jamie Schultz
4/2/2018

Gatherings

Amp Up Your Address Numbers

by Jamie Schultz
4/2/2018

Amp Up Your Address Numbers

No matter where you reside, you have a house number—your own unique digits assigned just for your abode. Whether it’s a single digit or a longer series of numbers, you want your very own unique address to look as one of a kind as it is. 

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