OK to use only 1 type of siding?

3 months ago

Hi! First-time poster. We’ve found so much great advice on Houzz but I haven’t been able to find much specifically on whether or not one “should” use different types of siding (ex: board & batten AND lap). My architect thought it was a bad idea when I told him I only wanted board & batten on our new build (a 1,300 sf ranch). I can understand on very large homes where one type of siding may look boring, but is there a rule of thumb on when different types of siding should be used on smaller homes? Is it okay to use just one type? I also see homes with all board & batten in front and lap on the sides…but don’t know why it’s changed up or if one single siding can be used globally. Appreciate any insights!

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