Cedar is a popular choice for siding, but you can enhance your home with cedar even without replacing all of your siding. Even a small amount of cedar trim can enhance your home’s beauty whether your house uses siding or natural brick. Cedar is loved because it can provide your house with a natural look, especially when blended with stone or landscaping.
In the project below you’ll see some stained cedar used to accent the gable, back porch, and front porch of this home. The result is some great curbside appeal and adding the natural aesthetic of cedar to an otherwise monochromatic home.
Here is the gable before and after. In the after picture you can see that the brick has been painted white, the trim has been upgraded to James Hardie, and the cedar accents sit at the top of the gable to provide an accent.
Here is the back porch before and after. As you can see the end result is stunning. The after picture actually features less wood, but the cedar has a bigger impact on the design than the previous white beams and rail did.
Here is the front porch before and after. The cedar porch adds some warmth to the home and makes it more inviting.
What do all of these pictures have in common? Not that much cedar was used, but the cedar that was used completely transformed the home! If you enjoy the beauty of cedar siding but can’t afford it or aren’t sure that you want to commit to it, then perhaps it is time to consider adding some cedar trim or accents to your home’s existing siding. If you’re in the Greater Cincinnati including Liberty Township, OH then you can contact EMA Construction for a free estimate!