For the secondary siding material, project builders Ray Kash and John Looney installed horizontal clapboards made of rot-proof fiber cement, a combination of wood dust and concrete that's been shaped to look like the real thing.
A concrete walkway features built-in lighting to help guide the way at night. Untreated cedar siding lines one side of the walkway, which perfectly complements the more industrial elements of the home.
HGTV Dream Home 2012 houses a private drive that leads to an incorporated garage, clad in fiber cement siding and topped with an asphalt shingle roof. A covered walkway, clad in durable composite decking, connects the garage to the family room.
The garage exterior at the HGTV Smart Home 2013 located in Jacksonville, FL has beige siding and blue accents with palm trees giving it a tropical feel. The exterior is clad in fiber cement siding, designed to mimic the look of classic cedar or cypress shakes.
White railing works well with any deck board and complements brick, shingles, stucco, or vinyl and fiber-cement siding. It’s a great look for stairs and porches, too. Fiberon Symmetry Railing features a classic profile in a sturdy, low-maintenance composite that never needs paint or stain.
This Colonial home was brought up to date with a muted gray color palette, new portico and accented front door. Board and batten shutters add a decorative touch while Sierra premium shake fiber cement siding from Nichiha USA rounds out the Colonial look, as seen on HGTV's Curb Appeal.
The home’s curb appeal was updated by installing a new entry door and sidelights; new windows, including an enlarged opening for the second-floor living room; new fiber cement siding for the upper level; and a new garage door. The designers focused on increasing transparency and accentuating the horizontal character of the simple form.
A concrete walkway leads from the driveway, around the sharp corner of the house, and ends at a small patio and door entry. A mix of vertical and horizontal white siding, wood siding and stone creates an intriguing finish over the exterior. Slanted roof sections over the levels in the architecture gives the home unique shape.
Chocolate brown trim frames the green siding of this craftsman home creating a woodsy color scheme. A concrete walkway travels through the front yard to steps leading to the covered front porch and entryway. A rock bed running parallel to the walkway gives the front yard an intriguing element and adds rough texture to the natural calm of the space.
The exterior façade of HGTV Smart Home 2013 pays homage to classic shingle architectural style with a wide front porch and fiber cement siding designed to mimic the look of cedar or cypress shakes. Planted between the picket fence and the front porch to draw attention, needle palm will grow to a height of 4-1/2 feet and provide needed massing in the landscape.
A stained cedar fence guarantees privacy in this home's side yard, where a mix of pine and oak trees, ornamental grasses and drought-tolerant perennials comprise the landscape design. The home's eco-friendly, exterior building materials include both smooth and scraped synthetic limestone blocks and fiber-cement siding, a product composed of 50-percent recycled content (fly ash) and wood fiber pulp supplied from sustainably managed forests.
The home’s curb appeal was updated by installing a new entry door and sidelights; new windows, including an enlarged opening for the second-floor living room; new fiber cement siding for the upper level; and a new garage door.
A new walkway was added to the street instead of having to come up the driveway. Heavy trim around the entry, garage door and new living room windows helped balance the façade.
A mix of vertical white siding, horizontal white siding, natural stone finish, and wood siding creates an artsy, patchwork exterior look on this home. Slanted roof sections accent the levels in the architecture. A concrete driveway cuts through the front yard to lead to the white garage door. A sidewalk frames a small planted area and continues from the driveway to the front door.