Even though it’s January and we’ve got temps in the high twenties, Ben and I are already thinking, planning, and talking about the exterior of our house. Before we know it, warmer Spring weather will be here, giving us the prefect weather to tackle outdoor projects. Like installing the rest of the house windows and new siding. To help us decide on products, finishes, and styles, I made a coloring book version of our house.
Just a to scale outline of the prominent features. While in Photoshop, I made a few siding styles.
Currently, the front-runner is a combo of horizontal siding with board and batten for the bump outs and peaks, kind of like this.
The garage end is mostly a tall blank canvas, desperately needing some detail.
Maybe all horizontal siding on the bottom with natural cedar board and batten on the peak?
Or painted board and batten with a pergola detail over the garage doors.
Perhaps similar to this one?
At any rate, we need to break up the exterior with at least two, preferably three finishes. Now I’m curious, how many different materials are on the exterior of your home? Do you have a tall house you’ve added interest to?