Ways to Add Character to Your Home
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with James Hardie. All opinions are mine alone.
As you know I love to work on home improvement projects and tackle renovation projects around the house.
We have lived in our home for almost 10 years now and our house is almost unrecognizable from when we first moved in.
I have painted, updated the flooring and most recently, completed my bathroom renovation.
One of the most important things to me when redecorating is adding character to our house.
Our home is a 1980’s manufactured house so it’s suffice to say it definitely lacked character when we first moved in. Everything was builder grade and honestly not very good quality. Homes like ours were designed to be built as fast and cheap as possible.
Some of the ways I have added character to our interior of our home include, adding a brick accent wall and floor, installing new trim and molding and texturizing the walls.
We plan on living in this home for the rest of our lives and that means spending time and money keeping things running and working smoothly and updating things that are getting old and broken down.
When I start planning a new home improvement project I always try to use the best quality materials that I can afford. Once I complete a project, I don’t want to do it over again in 5 years, I want it to last forever.
I like my home to have a lot of character. It may be a 1980’s manufactured home but who says it has to look like it?
I’ve done so much to the interior of my house that now it’s time to think about adding character to the outside.
During the summertime I like to work on outdoor projects while the weather is nice. Last year I painted our house and updated the front porch area. This year I have plans to paint the fence and working on landscaping our garden.
One of the best ways to add character to the exterior of your home is with the siding.
James Hardie manufactures exterior building products like their fiber cement siding and trim. You may know them for their interior products like cement backerboard. I used their backer board when installing my brick tile floor and was impressed with the quality of their cement board.
James Hardie manufactures its siding boards and applies their ColorPlus® Technology finishes in the same factory. This in-house process shows less fade over time when compared to field-applied paint. Multiple coats of color are baked onto the board for superior color consistency and finish adhesion. James Hardie® ColorPlus® Technology delivers the ultimate in aesthetics and performance. It delivers exceptional color consistency, finish adhesion and fade resistance.
With HardiePlank® lap siding, HardieShingle® siding and HardiePanel® vertical siding, you have the design versatility to achieve a look that’s distinctly your own.
You can mix different color profiles to add visual interest and accent your home’s most interesting features.
Only James Hardie® fiber cement products are Engineered for Climate®. In the northern U.S. and Canada, HZ5® products resist shrinking, swelling and cracking even after years of wet or freezing conditions. HZ10® products resist damage from hot, humid conditions, blistering sun and more.
James Hardie® fiber cement products are tougher than the elements:
- Stands up to storms and harsh weather
- Water resistant to protect against swelling, warping and cracking; also resists damage from mold
- Fire resistant
- Helps reduce time and money spent on maintenance
Unlike other brands, they do not prorate our siding coverage. James Hardie stands behind its siding 100% for 30 years and behind its trim 100% for 15 years. ColorPlus® Technology has a 15-year limited finish warranty.
If you are looking to update the exterior of your home and want to use high quality materials that will add character and interest to your home, consider using James Hardie siding and building materials. You can request free samples here.
How have you added character to the exterior of your home? Let me know in the comments!