When we decided to drop the partial stone facade from the Ravenna, I knew my life was going to be difficult.
I've been making fun of new developments in my area for years and years and years. "They are all BROWN!" "Who wants to live in a brown vinyl box?" Brown, tan, light tan, dark beige, light beige and white. That's how they all look. And you drive by, and think, "ick."
And when our sales rep showed me my vinyl siding choices, that's what I thought. "Ick."
I'm really disappointed. We have 7 choices for color: Brown, Tan, Light Tan, Dark Beige, Beige, White and Taupe. I hate them all. I wanted green. Sage, Clover, Grass or something. Or maybe yellow. Hell, I would have considered purple (exaggeration). But definitely not brown.
Then she pulled out the color scheme book, so we could see the shutter door combinations. The problem though, was that she didn't have any of the shutter samples. Just a piece of paper with the colors; and we all know that the color on a piece of paper doesn't reflect reality. How am I supposed to pick a color scheme when I can't see the actual products I'm choosing?
The BF doesn't much care what the outside of the house looks like; I think I care more about that than I care about the inside. When I pull up to the house, I want it to scream "this is your house and I'm awesome. And I'm green." But clearly, that's not going to happen.
One of the things that got me even thinking about a Ryan home was when I saw the cottage elevations that were featured on some of the virtual tours. I did lots of google image searches and found lots of colors, and schemes. None of these are offered in my area and its just kind of disappointing.
Its making me rethink the stone - with stone, I wouldn't care as much about the rest of the house being beige. But, its expensive, and probably wouldn't increase our resale value (not that I'm already thinking about selling). And its not going to happen, so, I've got to put on my big girl pants and deal.
I've got to pick the colors by the time we sign the final papers after the mortgage approval. So for now, I'm roaming around the area, taking pictures of houses I sorta like. I'm thinking that with taupe, green shutters might make the house look more green. Anyone have a taupe house? Or a taupe house across the street?
I can't believe I'm thinking about a taupe house.
Flooring appointment is next week. Given my indecision on siding, that appointment should be great fun for everyone involved!