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Play Up The Architecture with Paint: Siding and Trim

Beneath 1970s clapboards with a 10-inch reveal the couple uncovered the original 4-inch-reveal Douglas fir claps. "Narrower courses make the house look more traditional, and taller too," says Taylor. The original trim had been removed, but its shadows remained on the sheathing. So they matched its beefy dimensions, except above the windows, where adding crown molding created a ledge for new stainless-steel flashing.
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