2009 Idea Home: Chicago Remodel
Take it outside
Idea Home: We modernized the original look of this home by accenting front peaks with shingles in a darker green, beefing up window trim and adding decorative grilles over new Jeld-Wen Windows. To reduce upkeep, the home now wears James Hardie fiber-cement lap siding and trim that has the color baked on. Want to see what the house used to look like? Click on "Idea Home: Before the Remodel" below.
Your home: Be a good neighbor; design your exterior to harmonize with the architecture of homes around it. But also consider modern improvements such as no- or low-maintenance siding, plus energy-efficient windows and new insulation.