Our Favorite Neutrals for 2018

We must agree that there is a comfort in the familiar, non-glaring, neutral color palettes of 2018. We have stated palettes as we can clearly box them in two categories: earth tones and cool tones. Here are our picks for 2018: Cool Tones Shades of gray have steadily infiltrated the neutral realm in the past [...]

KWP Color Trends 2018

Now that Pantone has released their color of the year: Ultra Violet, 2018 color trends are popping up everywhere from fashion, makeup to interior design as well as exterior home colors. In 2017, colors were subdued and quite neutral such as grays and taupes but this year everything is shifting. We are predicting for 2018 [...]

Winter White

Now that winter is finally upon us, quite a few of us will be spending more of our time cocooning during this blustery season. I am definitely not knocking those brave souls who actually get out and, dare I say, enjoy the cold weather. I will be the one nestled on the couch under a [...]

Using Houzz for your home makeover? Learn How to Create and Use Ideabooks!

When we go through a home makeover, we tend to have, either, 1) a lot of ideas or 2) are in need of major inspiration.  That’s where Houzz ideabooks come in!  A Houzz ideabook is a place where you can store ideas and build the house of your dreams.  It’s where you save your favorite [...]

Tradition meets modern innovation: New Urbanism

What is New Urbanism? The New Urbanism movement has been around since the 1980s, however, has seen significant growth in the past few years. Why has interest shifted? Awareness, for one. As new generations, which are much more eco-conscious, are becoming first time homeowners they are looking at ways to lessen their impact on the [...]

Case Study: Olde Lafayette Village

KWP Products took part of the revitalization of Olde Lafayette Village in New Jersey. Once a flourishing retail outlet center with dozens of specialty and outlet shops, Olde Lafayette Village fell on hard times back in 2012. In January 2017, Lafayette Village Associates was pleased to announce the Purchase of Olde Lafayette Village from Flushing Savings Bank. The [...]

Going Rustic

Since our launch of the Eco-side® Rustic Collection, we have received so many photos from happy customers featuring the product. The collection has proven to be a true showstopper with its two-tone color contrast. Why are people Going Rustic? Bringing a timeless, natural beauty to any architectural [...]

Be Inspired by Fall

With autumn upon us, we cannot help but feel inspired by Mother Nature’s beauty. A few colors are definitely synonymous with fall, think of reds, oranges and yellows. Although these colors might not be for everyone, let’s take a look at how they can enhance your home’s beauty. Red is often overlooked when thinking of [...]

Vertical or Horizontal: What direction will you go?

As we all know, first impressions count. The same stands true for your home, which is judged based on its exterior. That’s why, when it comes to siding for your home’s exterior, there are plenty of choices to make. What color will you choose? What profile will showcase well? Will you use Vertical or Horizontal [...]

KWP Engineered Wood Siding vs. Fiber Cement

In a recent ruling by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Association), new (and stricter) guidelines have been put in place to protect the health of contractors who engage in activities that create silica dust (respirable crystalline silica).  Inhaling silica has been linked to lung cancer, silicosis, kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and contractors [...]