New siding can increase the value of your home

Tired of that old run down looking house you’ve been living in? Why not upgrade your home to a new look and increase the value of your home in the process. You can have the home of your dreams and it’s not as hard as you think. Your old home may be run down and the paint may be thirty years old and peeling off, but you can have the best looking house in your neighborhood.

How? Just give it a new face lift with colorful and easy to maintain vinyl siding. Vinyl siding comes in a variety of colors and you can choose the one that’s right for you. Your 100 year old house can look new again and the cost won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

Vinyl siding can be applied over brick structures and it can also be applied over wood and concrete structures. Vinyl siding looks great and its insulation qualities wrap the entire home in warmth and comfort. The entire project will be completed in a short amount of time if done by a reputable contractor of your choosing.

You can have your old home looking brand new and bright and shiny with new siding. Your entire home will match with the same bold colors you select and your window and door trim will match also. The value of your old home will sky rocket and if you ever decide to sell your home, you’ll receive higher offers for it.

You may be wondering why you’ll want to put up new vinyl siding as compared to aluminum siding. There are a lot of good reasons to choose vinyl, but the final decision is yours. There are a lot of differences between aluminum siding and vinyl. Vinyl siding is manufactured from a continuous formed plastic material and usually has a thickness between .040 to.046 inches. Aluminum siding is a continuous formed material that is usually around .019 inches thick.

Vinyl siding is manufactured with a solid color, while aluminum siding is manufactured with a baked on enamel paint finish. Since vinyl siding has a manufactured solid color, the color will remain solid even when scratched.

Not so however with aluminum siding. The paint is baked on so if aluminum siding is scratched; the paint peels off and leaves a shiny bare metal finish exposed. The choice is yours; however, your home will look newer and have a higher value when it is finished. You’ll love the added warmth and comfort that your new siding will bring you.

Your neighbors won’t believe the big difference they’ll see in your home and you’ll have a hard time believing that is the same house yourself. Energy efficient, stylish and modern, your new siding will give your home that personal touch and feel it had when you first purchased it. You have everything to gain with new siding and the new look it gives your home and property is amazing.

3BR/3BA LSU Condo for Sale

Walk to campus, Tiger Stadium and The Box from here! And it's completely clean and crisp! This 3 bedroom condo brings superior quality and finishes, as well as having been completely repainted. It contains handscraped wood floors, new carpet, stainless appliances, washer & dryer, slab granite countertops and large raised bar in kitchen.
Open floorplan provides space for today's lifestyle. As a corner unit, there are many windows with lots of natural light. Even enjoy the lights of Tiger Stadium from the upstairs screened balcony! Two bedrooms and two baths are on the main level, with an enormous third bedroom and bath upstairs. Completely move in condition, just unpack and go enjoy the LSU life. On the corner of Boyd and Janet, between Highland and Burbank. Perfect for the students or weekend Tiger fans! Call or text 225-335-5395 or
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352 E. Boyd #201
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Beautiful Custom Built Home in Central

Custom lakefront
Rabalais home that will win your heart! Views of lake are found from the dining room, living room, kitchen & keeping, and master! Special features include brick archway that frames entry from living room to keeping room/kitchen. Five burner gas range with pot filler and cypress cabinets are framed by another stunning brick arch. Kitchen includes large island, slab granite countertops, cypress cabinets everywhere; breakfast/keeping area is anchored by a beautiful faux finished fireplace! Off the dining room is a built-in buffet with china cabinet. The backporch is a place to live — outdoor kitchen counter and fridge mount are in place with gas line for the grill, ceiling fans complement the rich stained beaded board ceiling, and the outdoor fireplace keeps you warm in the winter … all while overlooking the lake beyond the iron fenced backyard. A guest room/office is off the kitchen area, while the other two bedrooms are on the opposite wing. With the split floorplan, the master is private — and spacious! Master bath offers garden tub, separate shower, two vanities with framed mirrors, oiled bronze fixtures, and a wrap around walk-in closet with attic access. The home is like new, and offers all window treatments, iron fence, and more. You will love the custom features this homeowner added! Call or text 225-335-5395 or
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17701 Villa Lake
Greenwell Springs, LA

Move in Ready in Gonzales, LA

Move in
condition with NEW ROOF! Enter into the soaring foyer with 12 foot ceilings and wood flooring. Off the foyer are two bedrooms and bath. Follow the wood floors to the open living/kitchen/dining area that overlooks the fenced backyard with extended patio. The raised bar offers additional seating for informal dining. The cook is always in the middle of the action in this home. On the rear wing is the spacious master bedroom with a master bath that includes linen cabinet and vanity with double sink, including framed mirrors. In such a popular neighborhood just minutes from Airline and LeBlanc's. Double garage too! Gonna love it! Call or text 225-335-5395 or
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14441 Essen Terrace
Gonzales, LA 70737

Couples who design together, stay together

(BPT) – Opposites attract, and for couples who live together, compromising on personal style and design choices can be a difficult bridge to cross. Someone who wants a modern, contemporary vibe might not like the decor choice of someone who prefers a more traditional or rustic feel. What most people don’t realize, however, is that blending two opposing tastes can actually be more visually appealing than sticking with just one design style. And, more importantly, it can be done quickly and affordably.

Paint is prime

Adding a splash of color (or two, or three) is a low-cost way to liven up the blank canvas of your home. While neutral colors are ideal for selling your home, living with them might be a different story. If you want to evoke emotion, establish visual intrigue or set a certain mood, color is the best way to get the job done.

And you don’t have to stick with just one color throughout your home. Highlight an accent wall in your living room with a darker shade or apply a funky wallpaper print. Or, paint your kitchen red with shades like Crisp Crimson or Rocket Red from Dutch Boy, as it increases appetite and elevates passion, perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Purples such as Plumes or Merlot Grape, also from Dutch Boy, have been known to induce passion, ideal choices for a couple’s bedroom.

Art and soul

Bringing artistic elements into the space is an easy way to add personal flair. From wall decor and blown glass accents to picture frames and candles, no decorative piece is too small to make a big impact. Display items in groups of three for a dramatic display. Candleholders or vases in varying heights or complementary color schemes can marry two styles easily, and pairing a gothic frame with a softer, lace-applique can actually bring great dimension to an overlooked nook of the home.

Just because you’re a fan of Monet and your partner prefers Picasso, that doesn’t mean you can’t proudly display your favorite pieces for all to enjoy. While Picasso’s pieces seem more abrupt and geometric, by combining with larger, softer pieces from an impressionist painter like Monet, you can actually blend the two artistic styles seamlessly.

The perfect mix

Don’t be afraid to mix various textures and patterns. This will add dimension to the space, transforming a flat and otherwise boring look into a world of wonderment. First, pick a main color you want to focus on, which will be the anchor color for the space. Let’s say you choose blue for this role. Lay all blue fabrics on the floor – window treatments, rugs, pillows and blankets. You’ll immediately notice some that seem out of place. Remove these from the pile and you’ll begin to notice an interesting cohesion among the remaining fabrics. Next, you’ll want to incorporate a complementary color. If blue is your anchor color, add hints of orange to the mix for a playful pop.

Also, be mindful of the pattern’s scale. If you have too many large scale patterns in one space, they will be competing with each other, adding unnecessary drama. Keeping it to just one large scale print and several mix-and-match small and medium scale prints will create perfect harmony. In terms of texture, pairing coarse fabrics with smooth variants will add yet another level of dimension to the space. While too many coarse items can seem overbearing, by adding some softer, more feminine textures you can actually create an interesting, eye-provoking combination.

Taking the time to blend your and your mate’s style preferences can be a rewarding experience. Throughout the process you’ll learn his or her likes and dislikes while having fun in the process, creating a stronger, more unified couple. And by playing around with colors, textures and patterns, the end result will be a well-designed joint space that stimulates the senses from start to finish.

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Cute 3BR Home for Sale in St. Gabriel, LA

Aptly named, the
Bandera floorplan welcomes you through the arched deep-stained Spanish cedar entry door. The kitchen is anchored by a tiered island topped with slab granite for casual dining, an abundance of cabinets and new appliances. Flowing from the kitchen is the spacious den that also opens onto the large and privacy fenced backyard. Ceramic flooring, crown molding and 9 foot ceilings bring added quality features to the living areas. The master bedroom opens onto the master bath with double vanities, walk-in closet, tub and shower. Guest bedrooms have both been updated with wood flooring. Spanish Lake is a wonderful young neighborhood, just minutes from Bluebonnet and LSU. Enjoy nearby River Road – and celebrate your new home with dinner at Roberto's! Call or text 225-335-5395 or
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1190 Madrid Ave.
St. Gabriel, LA 70776

Beautiful 4BR Home in Lakeshore Gardens

Quality home in popular
Lakeshore Gardens! You will be instantly awed by the 12 and 14 foot ceilings with ceiling wrap triple crown molding, pediments, and transoms throughout. Heart of pine flooring provides even more rich quality. Foyer opens to formal dining with floating column, that flows directly to the large kitchen and keeping room — massive island, fireplace, rich cabinetry and slab granite countertops. Flow from the cased & transomed opening into the more formal den with it's own massive architectural cast mantled fireplace that overlooks the covered patio and iron-fenced courtyard with fountain! The large master suite overlooks the courtyard area and features a large bath with separate vanities, jetted tub and stone shower. Off the front wing of the home are three bedrooms and two baths – one with 14 foot ceilings! A butler's pantry with slab granite is just off the dining room for your entertaining convenience. Experience the quiet life in this hidden neighborhood and enjoy evening strolls around the fountained lake just steps from your front door. Convenient to all the shopping and dining pleasures along Jefferson Hwy/Bluebonnet and more. Call or text 225-335-5395 or
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11012 Shoreline
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Cute 3BR Home Close to Perkins Rowe in Baton Rouge

Just minutes from Perkins Rowe, enjoy life in the popular garden home community of
Greenbriar Hollow. This cottage has a front porch for relaxing in your rocker as the neighbors stroll by. Inside is a spacious den with vaulted ceiling and new wood floors that opens to the galley style kitchen and dining area. Two bedrooms are off the open living room entry. Down the hall, retreat to the spacious master bedroom — 15.7×15 — and spread out! Master opens to the vanity area with walk-in closet and separate tub closet. Gated driveway leads to the rear carport and fenced backyard. Perfect for a party! Just off Perkins Road between Bluebonnet and Siegen, you will be in the heart of the shopping and dining mecca of South Baton Rouge! Call or text 225-335-5395 or
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1433 Patrick Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810