Things have been quite busy for the last couple weeks around here. We had the majority of the siding replaced on our house + all new windows. Our house has felt like a construction zone for the last 2.5 weeks, 6 days a week from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. But, the job was finally finished today at noon and we were able to go into the backyard and play for the first time!
A little back story: All the houses in our neighborhood (built by the same builder in 1985) had bad siding. Instead of replacing the siding when the mistake was discovered... the builder put new siding over the top of the old bad stuff. Which didn't work well. Slowly over the last few years, people have been biting the bullet and replacing their siding the right way. When we bought our house in 2012, the siding issue was a known problem that would need to be fixed sooner, rather than later. It's one of those costly home improvement projects that is necessary but not fun. While all the siding was ripped off our house, we decided to upgrade our windows from builder grade metal ones to nicer vinyl ones that were more energy efficient.
Once the windows were in, we were given the okay to hire a painter to finally paint the inside of our house! I called the painter yesterday to see what the timeline would be and what do you know, they can come tomorrow to start the painting?! So, the construction zone continues... But this update I'm very excited about. As soon as I heard that we would be starting painting ASAP, Hayden and I took a trip to Home Depot to pick up some samples.
I knew that I wanted the color to be greyish- beige, that didn't lean to close to brown. I wanted the color to be neutral enough that it lightens up our house and makes everything look fresh. So I picked up 8 samples of very similar colors and did a bunch of test spots on various walls. We decided to paint the entire house the same color because we have an open floor plan. It would be hard to stop one color and start another without any definite rooms in the main living area.
Spoiler alert: I chose the top middle color. Nick chose the bottom right. He didn't really care to fight to hard for his case so I won... They basically look like the same color except mine leans a little more to gray and his to beige.
Anyway, I'm super excited to finally have a light, bright house and I promise, I'll take lots of pictures of the end results!