James Hardie Blog

Inspired Moments

by Bridget Kulla
3/18/2016

Inspired Moments

by Bridget Kulla
3/18/2016

Keep Calm and Clean Your Gutters

With winter coming to an end, it’s the perfect time to tackle a heavy-duty and oh-so-cleansing cleaning. It’s as if your body knows it’s time to dust off the funk of winter, put away the snow boots and pile of coats, clear out what you don’t need in the garage and organize what you do, and detail your dirty windows and siding.  

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Inspired Moments

by Rachel Gast
2/16/2016

Inspired Moments

by Rachel Gast
2/16/2016

Live Colorfully: Countrylane Red

Every street needs a bold house to draw the eye and Countrylane Red is just the color for the job.

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Inspired Moments

by Rachel Gast
1/19/2016

Inspired Moments

by Rachel Gast
1/19/2016

Live Colorfully: Arctic White

We see the color white everywhere. Is sneaks in as subtle as frost on the edge of a window or bursts from a garden as smooth daisy petals.

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Characters of Note

by Jamie Schultz
12/23/2015

Characters of Note

by Jamie Schultz
12/23/2015

Students Build a Home One Class Period at a Time

Drive past 904 E. Glencoe St. in Palatine, IL, and you’ll see the impressive high school class project that took two years to complete—a 4-bedroom, 2,500-square-foot home built from scratch by 75 high school students with the instruction of Chris Gunsteen.

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Inspired Moments

by Rachel Gast
12/17/2015

Inspired Moments

by Rachel Gast
12/17/2015

Live Colorfully: Evening Blue

As the year draws to a close, the days get colder and the nights get longer. Evening Blue captures the cool darkness of the December night sky above.

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Gatherings

by Bridget Kulla
12/15/2015

Gatherings

by Bridget Kulla
12/15/2015

Mad About Plaid

Plaid isn’t just for lumberjacks. In fact, you can find it sprinkled in some of the most stylish homes. There’s a reason the classic checkered or tartan pattern has stuck around—it’s timeless and sophisticated. Whether black and tan rain boots or a wool throw blanket is clad in plaid, it just gives off the feeling of downright coziness.

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Make This

by Rachel Gast
12/4/2015

Make This

by Rachel Gast
12/4/2015

Get Your Home Winter-Ready in<br/>5 Steps

The cold winter is blowing in; is your home ready to combat the elements?  Here are 5 tips on preparing your biggest investment—your home—for winter.

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Gatherings

by Jamie Schultz
11/25/2015

Gatherings

by Jamie Schultz
11/25/2015

How To Hang Christmas Lights On Siding

Once the last bite of Thanksgiving pie is gobbled up, it’s time to untangle the outdoor light strands and start designing. Decking the exterior of your home with sparkling lights seems to ring in cheer all season long.

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Inspired Moments

by Rachel Gast
11/22/2015

Inspired Moments

by Rachel Gast
11/22/2015

Live Colorfully: Monterey Taupe

The seasons change and bring bursts of new colors with them, from golden pumpkins to dark red leaves.

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Goings-On

by Jamie Schultz
11/13/2015

Goings-On

by Jamie Schultz
11/13/2015

It Takes a Village: An Advocacy Center Expands with the Help of Community

The Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (CCAC) just got a well-deserved renovation—an 18,000 square-foot expansion. The not-for-profit organization mans Chicago’s frontlines when it comes to reports of child sexual abuse, as well as reports of physical abuse of children under age 3. And the center is the only one of its kind for miles that employs so many child protection staff, including law enforcement professionals, family advocates, medical experts and mental health clinicians—all under one roof.

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