We wanted to use fiber cement siding. Wood takes a beating when you're this close to the water. Remember the before pictures of our house? We want something more durable. Fiber cement looks like wood, but is guaranteed for 30 years. And it comes pre-painted, which is supposed to last for 15 years. We decided on James Hardie siding in a creamy beige called Cobblestone. We also used their trim in a bright white, to stay with the traditional color scheme.
|SW Rivulet Blue|
So imagine our surprise when we showed up to see how it came out and our contractors asked us - 'What's up with the port a potty blue door?'. And in fact, if you stood on the street and looked at the house, the door was strikingly similar to the port a potty, which was sitting in the front yard. Hmmm....did that somehow play into our color choice? Seeing that bright blue on site?
|Arched ceiling with fir bead board|
And the front door? Well I still really like the color. It's fun to add wreaths to it, adding to the color punch. And I've noticed a few other doors in the neighborhood are now sporting a similar color. Since imitation is supposed to be a form of flattery - I guess that means other people like it too!