You've had a look at all the examples of elegant exterior work Courtney & Wise have done for various individuals and businesses.
No? Scroll down. We'll wait for you. Seen it now? Good. Moving along.
What about something really unusual and innovative? What about, maybe, lime green and avocado green with orange and white polka dot steps?
The house in the picture above was not painted by Courtney & Wise. We just saw it on our travels, and it caught the eye. It must have taken lots of planning and lots of careful painting, and we could tell that it was professionally done.
Before you do something like this, think of a few things:
- What's the character of your neighborhood? Will a house painted in a very eccentric style be attractive when seen with its neighboring houses on the street, or will it clash? Will your neighbors enjoy it, or feel that you're bringing down the property values? If you have no neighbors and your house will stand visually on its own, you have more flexibility.
- How will you feel about the house in a few years? Sometimes a really kicky, fun look is just what you want -- for a little while. Maybe you really enjoyed the red marabou jacket you wore to the office party, but you probably didn't wear it every day. It, and the other really kicky fun looks in your wardrobe, probably didn't stay on your wear-everywhere list for very long. It's the same with very unusual paint treatments for a house. You may tire of it before you need to repaint.
- Do you want the attention? We stood out in the street and took a picture of this house, and we probably aren't the only ones who've done that. The owners are sure to hear the same thing wherever they go: "Oh! You're the ones with the green and orange house!" If they revel in that attention, that's fine. Will you?