I’d like to thank James Hardie Building Products Inc. in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand for sponsoring today’s conversation. Opinions are my own.
Spring has sprung and I am out, about and walking. The nicer the day, the further I stride and with each stride my eyes are more and more acutely aware that change is happening at our neighbors’ homes. Look at what my eyes might spy, how can I help but to not catch admiration fever. We built our home, they built their homes and they were here before us. You know how it happens, you build what you can afford at that time and know that if it is in the cards in the future you will change things up. It appears that my neighbors are changing things up and here’s a warning, admiring the neighbor’s house is completely contagious! While listening to my music and looking with my eyes wide open the change in the appearance of their homes are marvelous. Lavishly live a home spring face lift out loud as some basic changes create an aesthetic integrity through textures, styles and color.
How To Catch Admiration Fever
So now do you know what it is that makes people change what they have? Admiration Fever is how I like to refer to this type of change. You might call it monkey see, monkey do, but really admiration if the highest form of a compliment known in mankind, so join in and catch Admiration Fever. Many of the changes on homes, or those you might most frequently see are via siding and trim. However, there are steps long before deciding on siding and trim that need to be taken, let’s take a peek.
First you need to take a walk around your neighborhood, see what you like on the aesthetics of other’s homes. Do you like a color scheme that the home boasts, or maybe you like the functionality of a side room you don’t have but have space for (functionality). You are getting ready to start your project.
Second take you honey for a walk with you and share what you have found, and share your opinion. Maybe you love a flower garden in the back, or perhaps it is a front walkway that is covered? Point to things you like on different houses, and then see what your home has and is lacking from your list of ‘wants’.
Third and maybe most important look carefully at the textures, styles and colors that are used in each home design you decided fit your taste and admire what it is that captivates your attention to those details.
The siding and trim are the things that you can really use to build in texture, style and color, defining your home and getting that enriched, exterior aesthetic look you are seeking. You need a trusted brand that can offer you solid products and James Hardie is rated the #1 siding and trim brand by Angie’s List® members. This rating led to James Hardie recently becoming the exclusive siding partner with Angie’s List. Now, the James Hardie brand will be delivered to 100% of siding searches on all Angie’s List platforms.
Now to make all of the changes you want, you have to find a local, professional contractor who meets the highest quality of customer satisfaction, and if you use The James Hardie Contractor Alliance™ Program you will be matched up with such a professional.
Preferred and Elite Preferred members of the James Hardie Contractor Alliance™ program are proven siding and trim repair and replacement professionals you can trust – with extensive James Hardie experience. Contractor Alliance Program members earn achievement badges to instantly communicate their contractor experience and areas of expertise. James Hardie has the trust of industry experts, look at their outstanding kudos:
• HardiePlank lap siding is backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal
• Chosen by builders as a Brand Leader in Builder Magazine
• Green Builder Magazine 2015 Reader’s Choice “Greenest Siding
• Featured on the DIY Network’s Blog Cabin every year since 2012
In addition to design versatility, the entire James Hardie® product line provides unmatched protection from the elements and unprecedented peace of mind with exceptional warranties through a single, trusted manufacturer. Unlike other brands, we do not prorate our siding coverage. James Hardie stands behind its siding 100% for 30 years and behind its trim 100% for 15 years.
Change in homes is imminent, in fact, some find homes to be a status symbol and in order to achieve this, you have to maintain a home and add something to it. Sometimes change is brought about by those seeking additional living space for a growing families and other times, you just get the ‘bug’ to redo, maybe as an Empty Nester who is just craving the opportunity to make that ‘dream home’ come true. No matter the reason, you know how to catch admiration fever just by taking a few simple steps outside your door and to your neighbor’s yard as you lavishly live change out loud.