James Hardie Blog

Make This

by Bridget Kulla
3/1/2018

Make This

by Bridget Kulla
3/1/2018

Layer Your Look

With winter coming to an end, the layers are coming off. But when it comes to your home, spring is the perfect time to layer up. From a design standpoint, stacking elements on top of one another adds texture and interest to your entire exterior look. From your landscape choices, to home siding styles, to the fabric on your porch swing cushion—adding layers can incorporate a multidimensional-yet-unified aesthetic that will make neighbors do a double take.  

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Inspired Moments

by Jamie Schultz
12/23/2017

Inspired Moments

by Jamie Schultz
12/23/2017

Happy Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing! The lights have been hung, the presents have been wrapped, and the cocoa is hot.

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Make This

by Kaitlin Krull
12/3/2017

Make This

by Kaitlin Krull
12/3/2017

9 Easy Ways To Add Coziness To Your Home

If you haven’t yet heard of the Danish concept of hygge, we’re here to tell you all about it. Loosely translated to “coziness”, this word is more than a design style or trend—it’s a way of life. Here are a few of our favorite ideas to help you add a hygge feeling to your home as winter approaches.

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Inspired Moments

by Drew Jones
11/23/2017

Inspired Moments

by Drew Jones
11/23/2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Gathering with friends and family to enjoy a laugh, a football game, and of course, a bountiful feast is something everyone can be thankful for this time of year.

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Gatherings

by Peter Sawyer
11/16/2017

Gatherings

by Peter Sawyer
11/16/2017

Fire Pit Ideas For Your Coziest Winter Yet

As we slip closer towards winter, it’s worth finding ways to bear the cold and enjoy those chilly nights. Cranking up your central heating is one way, but it’s nowhere as fun as cozying up to a fire.

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Goings-On

by Jamie Schultz
10/23/2017

Goings-On

by Jamie Schultz
10/23/2017

Explore the Southern Living 2017 Idea House

This year’s Southern Living Idea House is a beach paradise. Nestled on Bald Head Island, a small and secluded barrier island off the coast of North Carolina, this home is filled with pops of color and island style.

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Inspired Moments

by Jamie Schultz
10/9/2017

Inspired Moments

by Jamie Schultz
10/9/2017

Preserving History with Modern Materials

Since the 1890’s, the James Ord Block has served as a historic town center in Medfield, Mass. The four-story building is architecturally distinctive from neighboring buildings because of its unusual and massive gambrel roofline, known for its upper shallow slope and lower steep roof.

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Make This

by Erin Vaughan
9/19/2017

Make This

by Erin Vaughan
9/19/2017

Deck Maintenance Checklist: How to Restore & Maintain a Deck

A deck is just like anything else in your home: to maintain its lustre throughout the years, you’ll need to give it a little TLC every once in a while. Luckily, deck care is a lot less demanding than most other home maintenance jobs. In fact, a weekend of attention is all most decks require to keep in shape throughout the year. Here’s what to do and how to keep yours looking good as new all year long.

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Home Sweet Hometown

by Jamie Schultz
9/5/2017

Home Sweet Hometown

by Jamie Schultz
9/5/2017

Home Sweet Hometown: Manasquan

The Jersey Shore is known for its beaches and iconic boardwalks, where you can fill up on a sausage-and-peppers sandwich and a cone of orange cream frozen custard, play a few rounds of skee ball and take in the sunshine as you walk the boards. 

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Characters of Note

by Miguel Guzman
8/23/2017

Characters of Note

by Miguel Guzman
8/23/2017

Try this Approach to Modern Farmhouse Exterior Design

There’s a reason the traditional farmhouse style is still trending after hundreds of years. It’s simple, stylish and smart—one that centers on sustainable design. Incorporate modern details and you’ve likely got a home style that will stick around another hundred.

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