Exterior Siding: Horizontal or Vertical

You were all so helpful (and all in complete agreement!) with my last post about our future house.  I agree, the slanted porch roof is the way to go, and it is currently getting redesigned!  Just a clarification, the porch roof would have had a slight slant to it to run the water off, but not much at all.  Also, in the part of the country we really don’t get much rain at all, so it just wasn’t a concern to me.

So now I have another question for you, and I’m quite sure you will have answers!

I was certain (CERTAIN!) I knew what kind of siding I wanted for our house.  Our last house had traditional horizontal siding, and I loved it!  Also, we have some more modern elements going on, so I wanted to make sure to keep lots of traditional as well to balance it all out.  And (see I have lots of reasons…), I am pretty sure we’ll have a metal raised seam roof, and those vertical “stripes” of the roof plus the vertical “stripes” of the other option, vertical siding, seemed like an awful lot of stripes!

horizontal siding

But… this process has been so long that I have started second guessing some of my decisions.  Now I am waffling between traditional horizontal siding and (still very traditional) board and batten. (side note: ignore the porch roof.  these designs were before the angled roof was added in)

board and batten

To clarify, this is what I consider to be traditional horizontal siding:

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And this is board and batten, the vertical siding option I would choose.

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We are going to have 3 structures on our property: our main house, which is attached via a second story bridge to our garage/loft for my parents, and a barn.  The barn has been set to have board and batten so I wanted something else for the house and loft.  But now we are toying with the idea of a metal sided barn (because of a possible significant cost savings), so that means I could still have the buildings with different sidings.

A bit more information to help you weigh in on your opinion: the house will be white with some wood details, with a black roof most likely.  The barn will most likely be black with wood trim and doors.  You can see all my pins for modern farmhouse exterior inspiration here.

So which do you prefer: horizontal siding or board & batten?

 

what i wore

Welcome to “what i wore”!  I have been doing this post weekly for what feels like a hundred years.  I originally started these posts to motivate myself to get out of my sweats and into some regular clothes.  As a stay-at-home, work-at-home mom, I have always found it to be a struggle to put fashion before comfort – I’d rather stay cozy and lounge in grubby clothes all day – are you with me?!  But really, I don’t actually feel better.  I feel unmotivated and lazy, and my clothing encouraged that.  Over the years, I have found things that I feel good in and that feel good to be in – I have not sacrificed comfort for style, but found a way to marry them.  I have also had a lot of fails over the years, and have really started to hone what my style really is, while still giving myself freedom to have fun and try new things.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

shirt //blush cardigan // jeans {similar} //boots {slightly different color than mine} // belt // earrings

Yes, this cardigan again.  It gets a lot of wear around here.  And I have been wearing these jeans a lot lately, too!  Last week the weather was really cool (for this part of  California), so I was wearing fleece lined leggings under my jeans when I had to go out at night.  And this week, its in the *80’s all week – what in the world?

what i wore at the pleated poppy

sweater {similar} // jeans // shoes

I bought these shoes several months ago, but they were too narrow (I had the sk8-hi slim first).  So Gracie got a new pair of shoes!  Then last week I finally bought the normal version of these.  I love them, but I think I got a half size too big – oops!  oh well, I’m keeping them this time.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

shirt // jeans {similar} // clogs {similar}

I wore this for church on Sunday – chilly when we walked in to church, then blazing hot when we got out!  I got this shirt awhile back from gray monroe – they always have a few fun goodies!  And these clogs are just the best.  I got them from Old Navy last spring, after I missed out on them the previous spring.  I’m hoping Old Navy is listening and brings them back again!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

shirt {similar} // jeans {similar} // shoes // earrings

When I picked up my new Vans, I snagged this shirt for about $10.  I’m not in love with the big Vans lettering, but I love the cut and the vintage look.

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