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7 Ideas to Make Neutral Siding More Exciting for Your HOA or on Your Commercial Properties

Monday, March 16th, 2015


When you're styling several units at once for your multi-tenant property or choosing requirements for your HOA, it's hard to be unique while still appealing to the masses. When it comes to big renovations like roofing and siding, it's not easy, or even the best idea, to branch out from neutral, sometimes boring, colors.

The good news is that siding manufacturers like James Hardie and Craneboard have come up with a wide variety of siding colors and styles. They even offer a broad selection of beautiful neutral colors–classics that will never go out of style.

The other good news is that there are several ways to spice up an exterior without going overboard on siding color.

Here are 7 ways to make neutral siding on HOA homes or multi-tenant properties more exciting:

Switch it Up
Talk to your contractor about different siding options. James Hardie offers siding in a wide variety of styles, like half-round or straight edge HardieShingles, and colors like Chestnut Brown, Autumn Tan, and Monterey Taupe. Even if you stick to basic siding styles and neutral colors, switching it up on different sections of your house can add a unique, well-designed, modern look.
Switch up the texture–Mix HardiePlank with different HardieShingle shapes

Paint the Doors
Choose a bold or contrasting color like a red or black. Add a beautiful door knocker or a unique handle to add an extra special touch.
Try a contrasting front door with James Hardie commercial siding

Amp up the Greenery
Plant trees with thicker, more colorful foliage, and add a variety of colors to the lawns.
Add some greenery to make neutral James Hardie siding come alive!

Embellish Windows
Add window baskets, add contrasting shutters, or paint the window frames a distinct color.
James Hardie White House Black Shutters

Experiment with Risky Lighting
Play with different shapes, colors, and time eras when it comes to lighting. Are your simple, circular scone lights lacking character? Try a different, unexpected shape like a boxy wall lantern. Want something a little quirky? Mix old-school lighting trends on an ultra-modern apartment complex.
Take some risks by pairing your James Hardie siding with unique lighting

Differentiate your Walkway
Are your cement or blacktop driveways and walkways boring tenants and their guests? Make a classy first impression with modern walkways. Try stone, brick or a variation of the two.
Update your walkway to enhance subdued James Hardie siding colors

Contrast the Trim or Gutters
Add a splash of color, or even just a different shade of the neutral, with a contrasting gutter or trim color. If you paint the front doors a unique color, match the trim and gutters to the door.
Use a contrasting trim in another neutral to enhance your James Hardie siding

To appeal to the masses, you don't have to be boring. Metro Construction can help you choose the color and style of siding that best matches your requirements and your vision of the perfect commercial property. Find out what makes Metro Construction your best option for HOA or commercial exterior renovations and call today for your FREE estimate on new siding.

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