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Three Trending Color Palettes for Spring 2019

In case you missed it, Royal Building Products named the exterior color trend of the year as Slatescape, a mid-tone blue-gray, inspired by nature. But gray does not mean boring! We have been having so much fun playing with new color combinations inspired by this trend.

Let the home style tips come to you.

    More Design Inspiration

    Home Spotlight: Mixing Materials in Columbus, Ohio

    Recent years have seen a resurgence of stone mixed with either board and batten or traditional siding on the exteriors of new homes. And stone isn’t just being used as an accent anymore!

    Kick Off Outdoor Entertainment Season in Style

    Memorial Day Weekend unofficially kicks off summer and, by extension, the outdoor entertaining season. Doing your own party planning? There’s a lot to consider—from themes to supplies to activities. Here are my top tips for making this Memorial Day Weekend your most entertaining yet.

    5 Creative Trim Ideas to Add Character to Your Home

    While it’s not typically the star of interior design shows (with the exception of shiplap, of course!), trim and mouldings are some of the most versatile home building products out there. From beadboard to crown molding, trim profiles can be found in just about every width and style. And with PVC trim that can be painted and used anywhere, inside or outside your home, the design possibilities are endless.

    Prep Your Home’s Exterior for Spring with These Simple Tips

    Whether you’re planning to sell your home this spring, or just want to get ahead of your outdoor maintenance, now is a good time to start thinking about prepping your exterior for warmer weather.

    Trendspotting at the NAHB 2019 International Builders’ Show

    The LiveAbode team has returned from another successful trip to the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the NKBA 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas—and we are excited to share the latest design trends spotted at the show.

    How to DIY a Shiplap Entryway Bench

    Shiplap is such a fun material to work with and it isn’t just for walls anymore!

    This hall tree made from Royal® Building Products’ PVC Shiplap is simple, eye-catching and can easily be completed in one day.

    The best part of this fun DIY is the customization options that can be put into it!

    Looking Ahead to an Inspirational 2019

    Welcome to 2019! Thank you for tuning in to all things exterior design and outdoor inspiration. Many of you participated in our year end survey, so thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We take them to heart and want to give you the best ideas, trends and tips in the world of exterior design.