Picking out a shake color was not an easy task. Actually the whole process of choosing the exterior colors of the house was difficult. We had originally thought from the beginning that we would go with a grey-blue for the siding and grey for the cedar shingles. But as fate would have it, we had an opportunity to view the blue siding outside in the sunlight, and it was not pretty. Check out the red siding in our post Red siding, Yes Please!
We made some quick decisions and changed course to red. We love the red siding but we also needed a color for the cedar shingles that would play well with the red. We looked at our 4 top choices outside in the sunlight with our red siding.
We settled on a color called Shadow (it's the 3rd one down from the top). We were happy that we still liked it once it went on the house
As of today the front and sides of the house have gotten cedar shingles but the back of the house remains unfinished.
After the siding is all done the front porch columns will be transformed with stone. All the wood on the deck will either be wrapped with a product called LP smart trim or will be painted white
Here is the view of the West side of the house almost done. The final grade of the soil is happening right this moment so that Styrofoam layer on the basement will be covered up and we can finally have some stairs to get into the house
Late last week our decorative touches were added to the front of the house. We added a dentil shelf by the peak to mimic the dentil shelf on the front and side doors.
At the very top of the peak, just above the shelf, we will have the LP smart trim painted the same color as the cedar shingles
Currently the "corbels" or decorative brackets under the dentil shelf and the wrong size and shape. Unfortunately we need to wait maybe another week to get the correct corbels in and installed
Here is the East side of the house with the siding all completed. You may notice that between the windows have green looking tape, soon they will get trimmed out in white as will the side porch (shown above)
Love this corner view of the house! From this angle I can really picture it all done.