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Old 09-02-18, 10:55 AM
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I painted the wood siding on my home this spring after changing out the old style long windows. This left the area without siding and now I need to patch it in with something. The foundation is cement. My picture isn't very clear. I am at a loss at what would look good and work well. Any suggestions would be of so much help.
 
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Old 09-02-18, 11:10 AM
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I'd continue the 3 part rhythym of the windows, using the light tan color of the concrete landing as a primary color, probably use a shiny finish quary tile as a nod to the windows above.

Could also do a quarry tile pattern



To get ideas, search "Praerie Style" and Frank Lloyd Wright.

 
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Old 09-02-18, 11:21 AM
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Thanks for your ideas. Do you think it's too small of area to go with a pattern? Would I have been better off to take the siding off from the entire width of the home and not just under the windows? I'm trying to save on cost., is why I didn't do that.
 
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What are you trying to do..... fill in under the windows ?
Looks like the rest of the house is T 1-11 siding.
 
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What are you trying to do..... fill in under the windows ?
Looks like the rest of the house is T 1-11 siding.
I'm not sure the number of the siding but it is a wood. I want to finish it off but the more I look at it, I think it might be better to reside that space under the windows the width of the house rather than just below them. I'm not sure now since cost is a factor too. If something would look good just under the windows, I'd go for that.
 
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You should be able to find similar T-111, looks like it's either 6" or 8" spacing of the grooves. Once painted the new T-111 should blend well with the old.
 
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Old 09-02-18, 04:13 PM
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I see a lot of houses mixed materials and the look good. You could do some Hardi Shakes and paint them the same color of the front door or even some lap siding.

Drive someplace in your town where they are building new houses or newer developments and see what they are doing for inspiration.
 
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Old 09-03-18, 05:29 AM
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Maybe an area of shake vinyl and as mentioned tie the color into the door.

A very simple and inexpensive improvement.

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