This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of James Hardie. All opinions are 100% mine.

It is often said that a home is an extension of oneself, and James Hardie is a company that is seeking to help people decorate the outside of their homes with beautiful fiber cement siding and trim to showcase their own unique visions and styles. My own home reflects my personal style here in Florida, as I sought to bring more of that famous Florida lifestyle to the outside of my home in order to continue the theme inside of it. To do this I added in some pops of bright, coastal colors (coral and turquoise) to go with the neutral siding, and coming home to it after a long day of work always makes me feel happy and relaxed!

When building or updating a home, it is important to always think about what inspires you and makes you feel welcome when coming up with the initial design and color scheme. You want to create an exterior that reflects your own character, and James Hardie provides plenty of options and design inspiration to help get you started.

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The company specializes in creating high-quality siding and trim and has plenty of products for you to choose from. With HardiePlank® lap siding, HardieShingle® siding and HardiePanel® vertical siding, you have the design versatility to achieve a look that’s distinctly your own. By combining the three options together and mixing profiles, you can add visual interest and accentuate your home’s most inviting features.

Another reason to check out James Hardie is that the company manufactures its own boards and applies ColorPlus® Technology finishes in the same factory, making it the best choice to use for updating the outside of your home. This in-house process shows less fade over time when compared to field-applied paint, has a non-prorated 15-year limited finish warranty, and multiple coats of color are baked onto the boards for superior color consistency and finish adhesion.

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  • Living in a place with extreme weather conditions? James Hardie® also offers fiber cement products that:
  • Stand up to storms and harsh weather
  • Are water-resistant to protect against swelling, warping, cracking, and damage from mold
  • Are fire resistant
  • Help reduce the time and money spent on maintenance

So whether you want to create your own Florida bungalow or cottage in the woods, James Hardie certainly has the materials needed to create the exterior design your house deserves! Need some additional inspiration before you get started? Check out my Pinterest board for more outdoor inspiration.

Images Courtesy of Canva.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.