Creative Ways To Use Your Leftover Vinyl Siding

Posted on: 29 December 2016

Updating the look of your home's exterior can be a simple and effective way to add value to your property. Replacing your home's old siding with new vinyl siding, provided by a company like Allstate Gutter & Siding is one of the easiest ways to add curb appeal.

If you find that you have some spare siding leftover after you have finished installing new vinyl on your home's exterior, here are two creative ways you can put the spare siding to good use.

1. Decorate a child's playroom.

Children can be notoriously destructive when it comes to maintaining the beauty of your home's interior. If your children have a tendency to color on the walls or bang toys against the walls in their playroom, then you can use your spare siding to create a protective (and decorative) barrier.

Measure a suitable distance from the bottom of your wall to where a chair rail should sit (typically about 1/3 of the way up your wall). Cut sections of siding to size, and screw them into the wall below where the chair rail will go.

Finish with a piece of decorative trim around the top to complete the chair rail look, and you will have a protective barrier that will prevent your kids from destroying the walls in their playroom in the future.

2. Create an indoor garden wall.

If you like using fresh herbs in your kitchen, you can easily transform your leftover siding into an interior garden wall. All you have to do is install the siding along one of the walls in your kitchen just as you would install it on your home's exterior walls.

Purchase some specialized hooks designed for hanging decorative items from vinyl siding, then purchase several small metal buckets to serve as planters. Place fresh herbs in the planters, attach the planters to the hooks, then fasten the planters to your new wall in a decorative pattern.

The vinyl siding will be easy to clean, and it will serve as a simple backdrop for your indoor garden wall.

Vinyl siding can be costly to purchase, so you don't want to waste any product when you are updating the look of your home's exterior. If you discover that you will have some siding to spare once your remodeling project is complete, you should consider putting this extra siding to use as a protective barrier in your children's playroom or as the backdrop for an indoor garden wall.


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