Outdoor Living7 min

He Shed, She Shed, Episode 3: "Into Space!"

LP is pleased to support the FYI Television Network’s exciting new DIY design series, He Shed She Shed! This is the ultimate male vs. female backyard shed showdown, where every episode features fresh and innovative ways to use these versatile outdoor buildings. We think you’ll agree … sheds aren’t just for storage anymore! On the April 16th episode, hosts Luke Barr and Sarah Ferrell help two homeowners find their perfect backyard escape with a unique outdoor shed constructed with materials from LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®.

Kaitlin’s Stargazing Shed

Near Boston, Kaitlin and her husband just replaced the old shed in their backyard with a new shed that she hopes will become a romantic, astronomy-themed she-shed within a budget of $8,000. To give Kaitlin plenty of room to view the sky, Sarah opens up the side of the shed wall and installs two carriage doors. A mobile living room on a rolling platform allows the couple to move their relaxation outside, under the open sky. Inside the shed, a custom fiber-optic light panel on the ceiling and a custom starscape wall create a celestial atmosphere while a zero-gravity suspended bed adds a romantic touch. On the patio, an outdoor fire pit will keep the stargazers warm and cozy.

Ozzie’s Sci-Fi Office

In Texas, sci-fi fanatic Ozzie wants a sleek, futuristic spaceship he-shed that won’t interfere with his wife’s idea of home. Since building sheds is what Ozzie does for a living, he’s already framed out the shed and envisions using the space as an office and an out-of-this-world escape from the everyday. Ozzie also has a budget of $8,000, and Luke uses it to install a custom-designed automated door and seamlessly blends the floor, walls and ceiling to make the shed feel more futuristic. Custom lighting emanates from the floor, and space-age technology allows for the glass in the back window to be changed from clear to opaque with the flip of a switch.

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Trends5 min

Why More Homeowners Are Choosing Prefinished Siding…And You Should Too

As time fades, so do exterior remodeling trends. One trend we aren’t seeing losing its appeal anytime soon, however, is prefinished siding. If you’re a homeowner considering a residing project, prefinished siding materials are certainly worth exploring. The pros that come with using prefinished siding range from project efficiency advantages like time/labor savings and a cleaner jobsite to aesthetic benefits like color consistency and durability.

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Renovation5 min
A Homeowner’s Perspective: How to Navigate the Renovation Planning Process

When considering an exterior remodel, homeowners can often be intimidated by the layers of planning and countless decisions to be made…from choosing the right remodeler to selecting lasting materials to picking out a paint color. With a large investment, it’s vital for homeowners to put in the time to ensure they are making the right choices throughout the planning process to achieve their desired result.

Curb Appeal5 min
Using the Right Siding for a Craftsman Home

Today’s craftsman-style homes are variations of the ones first built in America in the late 1890s in a revolt against the overly ornate Victorian style of the day. The name was coined by the founder of Craftsman magazine, which was devoted to ensuring “serious architecture” was accessible for working-class families.

Renovation7 min
5 Tips for Getting an Accurate Siding Estimate

You’ve noticed your home’s siding could use a face lift. Maybe your siding is cracked, has damaging build-up or perhaps the passage of time has taken a toll on its appearance. With the primary purpose of exterior siding being to add a protective layer to your home, you’ve decided it’s time for a siding repair or replacement. Now what?