Gray doesn’t go hand-in-hand with a cloudy disposition. In fact, home design experts now call on grays for the new, go-to neutral. And when paired with a natural stone, you’re in for a dose of contemporary elegance. James Hardie’s HardiePlank® lap siding in Aged Pewter is a weathered-meets-classic hue, making ...
July 11, 2017schmidt
When you think of the Midwest Lakeshore, sailboat silhouettes lining the coast come to mind. You can almost hear the flap of their well-worn sails in the breeze. The classic sail shade is tough to replicate but James Hardie found a way with the ColorPlus® Technology shade, Sail ...
June 6, 2017schmidt
No matter where you call home, the east, west, south or Midwest, farmhouses are a home style that thrives. Nowadays, farmhouses may not be on actual farmland, but they still evoke the same feeling of cozy, comfort. Each exterior differs slightly, but many modern farmhouses have some similarities, such as ...
March 1, 2017schmidt
There’s nothing like natural wood—the authentic feel and the timeless look. It’s one that’s tough to replicate, especially as a home exterior, but James Hardie mastered the look of wood and threw in the strength and durability of fiber cement, too. Schmidt Exteriors can install this and any kind of ...
February 2, 2017schmidt
There are highs and lows with everything. Thankfully, with high quality James Hardie exterior you're getting a combination of good looks, durability and lower maintenance not found in other types of siding and trim. When it comes time to clad your home, go with hardworking, lasting products that will stand the test ...
November 30, 2016schmidt
Creating a space that feels both homey and welcoming seems to be a part of the Midwest makeup. A space that breathes comfort and relaxation. A space where you’d love to curl up with a blanket and watch the snow fall. James Hardie® siding and trim can help you ...
November 2, 2016schmidt
There’s nothing like aged, rickety home siding getting a makeover. A simple siding update on drab-colored siding can make a home feel cleaner, brighter and even larger. Check out this James Hardie re-sided home exterior with ColorPlus® Technology, giving this home a refreshed face lift. These Chicago homeowners swapped their ...
September 28, 2016schmidt
If you find yourself drawn to a softer, neutral color siding, there’s a simple way to add easy pop to your palette—douse your front door in a bold color. A daring front door hue can easily refresh your entire exterior and add instant curb appeal.James Hardie® siding and trim ...
September 2, 2016schmidt
Choosing a color isn’t the only way to boost your home’s curb appeal. You can add style to your home in a three-dimensional way with texture. Turns out the roughness or smoothness of your home siding can draw focus tactilely.When you clad your home with James Hardie® siding and trim, ...
July 28, 2016schmidt