James Hardie Blog

Gatherings

by Bridget Kulla
4/25/2017

Gatherings

by Bridget Kulla
4/25/2017

Plants That Can Complement Your Exterior

It’s the time of year when annuals, perennials, and bright bulbs begin to peek out from your yard’s rich soil and in no time, blossom. The blooms of flowers and appearance of vibrant green foliage, vines and grasses make your home exterior look alive again

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Inspired Moments

by Jamie Schultz
4/22/2017

Inspired Moments

by Jamie Schultz
4/22/2017

Happy Earth Day from James Hardie

The United States makes up less than 5 percent of the population on earth, yet we easily consume over 30 percent of its resources, according to Sierra Club. Instead of feeling paralyzed by this sobering statistic, on April 22, let it inspire action.

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Make This

by Bridget Kulla
4/11/2017

Make This

by Bridget Kulla
4/11/2017

Create a Living Wall

There’s something healing about decorating your home with plants. In an instant, these living things bring color, texture and fresh filtered air to a space. And as they grow in their pots or thrive on a wall, they’re ever changing. Whether it’s a blooming succulent, a healthy fern, fresh basil, or a wild-armed air plant—plants make a space feel alive. 

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Goings-On

by Bridget Kulla
3/22/2017

Goings-On

by Bridget Kulla
3/22/2017

8 Ways to Prep for Home and Garden Show Season

A cheerful tulip shooting up from the soil, window boxes bursting with bright blooms, and the smell of fresh mulch in the air—spring is in our sights. The snow has melted, the showers washed it away and warmer days are on the way.

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Inspired Moments

by Jamie Schultz
3/17/2017

Inspired Moments

by Jamie Schultz
3/17/2017

A Toast to the Color Green

It’s St. Paddy’s Day and there’s no better time to raise a glass to the color green— green shamrocks, green beer and green garb to ward off persistent pinchers. March 17th is a day filled with the vibrant color, which makes it the ideal time to showcase James Hardie’s emerald-inspired home siding hues. 

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Characters of Note

by Jamie Schultz
3/15/2017

Characters of Note

by Jamie Schultz
3/15/2017

Going Green with Jay Epstein

Jay Epstein—founder of Health-E Community Enterprises of Virginia, Inc.—builds high-performance, green homes that are affordable. “It’s not always the bottom line,” Epstein says. “It’s doing the right thing, building the right product and having it available for the buyer.” 

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Characters of Note

by Bridget Kulla
3/8/2017

Characters of Note

by Bridget Kulla
3/8/2017

Women in Construction Build a Community

In the U.S., women make up about 9 percent of the construction industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And in Minneapolis, Minnesota, this national trend seems to ring true, too. “Sitting in a [construction industry] meeting, you quickly realize there are so many more men in the room,” says Masha Romer. “You catch yourself scanning the room for women—we’re rare.” 

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Home Sweet Hometown

by Bridget Kulla
3/2/2017

Home Sweet Hometown

by Bridget Kulla
3/2/2017

​​Home Sweet Hometown: Norton Commons

Nestled in the farmlands of Kentucky, there’s a neighborhood that harkens back to the old days and is filled with traditional Southern charm. Located just outside of Louisville, Norton Commons is the kind of place where neighbors sit in rocking chairs on the front porch, sip sweet tea and swap stories until it’s time to head in for supper. And though it feels like it’s been here forever, this neighborhood is relatively new.

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Characters of Note

by Jamie Schultz
1/19/2017

Characters of Note

by Jamie Schultz
1/19/2017

Making a Southern Home with Holly Williams

To singer-songwriter Holly Williams, there’s nothing more important than creating a welcoming home full of warmth and history—a space where creativity thrives and children can play. 

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Goings-On

by Jamie Schultz
1/2/2017

Goings-On

by Jamie Schultz
1/2/2017

Gulf Coast Getaway Protected from Hurricane Hermine

Every year, hurricane season tests the homes and nerves of Florida residents. And this year was no different. In September, Hurricane Hermine swept through the Florida Gulf Coast, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Hundreds of homes were damaged, however, the DIY Network Blog Cabin™ 2016 home in Panacea stood up beautifully to Hermine.

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