Just like your regular home, cottages need proper maintenance and updating.  The last thing you want is for your “getaway” to become too much work!  The trick is to create a low-maintenance cottage that captures its rural environment, giving you time to sit back and relax!

Cottage style is usually casual and authentic, with a warm, rustic appeal.   KWP Engineered wood siding is the perfect update, offering the traditional appeal of wood but with less maintenance.

Here are a few benefits of choosing engineered wood siding:

  • Pre-finished – no on-site painting required.
  • Will not rot, crack, split or warp.
  • Resists termite damage.
  • Made from 100% recycled content.
  • The lightweight nature of the product facilitates ease from shipping, handling and installation.
  • Available in a wide range of profiles and colors to achieve any look.

Looking to emphasize the character of your cottage?  Why not try Hampton Shakes or Woodbury Staggered Shakes!  They will bring just the right accent of rustic charm to your cottage.

Next we have to talk color.  Color should reflect your taste and the style of the cottage.  Make sure to select 3, one as your main, second as your trim and third as the accent.  Tip: when choosing your colors, take note of the landscape.  If you are in the woods, natural earth tones would be perfect in that setting.  If the sun shines on your cottage, bright colors may be the perfect fit.  Check out these color trends!

Once you’ve prepared your cottage’s exterior with this low-maintenance strategy, you will be able to actually use your cottage as a “getaway” and escape reality for a bit.  Who doesn’t need that every once and a while?