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Discussion in 'Styling & Decorating' started by WattleIdo, 9th Dec, 2015.

  1. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Hi everyone,
    Would you please help me decide on ROOF COLOUR to go with a new exterior colour for this house?
    This is the back of the house and faces north. Clearly, the pink has to go!

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    This is the front -south facing:
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    For exterior walls I'm thinking Grand Piano with charcoal and white or White Duck with white.
    Hoping to achieve this kind of look (despite weird bricks):
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    and / or this:
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    Would surf-mist work? Wouldn't have to worry about mould in these parts. Or would it be too much white?
     
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  2. devank

    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    The current colour is a bit boring but it is not standing out. Maybe that is a good thing given it is not a terracotta roof tiles.
    I like the traditional red roof. Your neighbour has the black roof. Dark green might blend it as well.
    No answer here.. Just random thoughts :)
     
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  3. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Interesting suggestions -thanks devank.
     
  4. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I would spend the money improving the street appeal of the property as in your suggestion pictures, the roof would not really be an issue. It does not look bad in the photos you provided.
     
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  5. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Thanks Xenia, it's in good nick but a very faded beige. Are you suggesting it doesn't need a new colour?
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    yes, the roof colour is not something that becomes a deal breaker if everything else is done.
    You may be able to get away with leaving it and spending the money on something that will improve the rental.

    what else are you doing to the property?

    Or - leave till last and see what it looks like and what colour will match best once all other things are done.
     
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  7. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Great idea. Might just do that!
     
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    yea I wouldn't be fussed with that roof (seen a lot worse)

    not too many people would notice a roof anyway, as Xenia said focus on improving eye level street appeal etc
     
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  9. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    If you are going to change the roof colour, I would go with what Devan suggested, traditional red as it would suit the country - style verandah, white, trimming that you want to achieve.

    Also no such thing as too much white - love it, clean and bright are always attractive elements to a house.
     
  10. MTR

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    this is such a cute home:)
     
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  11. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Glad you think so . I'm actually starting to like it. Have made a real mess of it so far!
     
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    I would not worry about roof either

    Love us antique white. I love crisp, clean
     
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    I think it's got potential
    paint is the cheapest, effective makeover

    bit like dying grey hair, apparently cheapest option to take years off you:)..hehe
     
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  14. WattleIdo

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    OMG I'm too non-conformist for Antique white (USA ?) but will go grey/beige/white.
    Glad you're all non-plussed about the roof. Maybe it'll be fine - save me 2K.
     
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  15. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Bring on the holidays. Happy days painting and swooning and sweating. :eek:
     
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    In my opinion, dark coloured roofs give the feeling of house being new/renovated.
    Most of the houses these days have that feel, being built with dark roofs.
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    fair enough, make sure you post the photos after the makeover
     
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  18. WattleIdo

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    True, I love the look but it's too hot out here - a bit of a silly fashion for us. Quite irresistible though.
     
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  19. WattleIdo

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    Yeah will do. Gotta stop posting all the 'before' photos and get on with it!
     
  20. devank

    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    I donno... Too much white scares me a little. White inside is ok... buy outside? Asking for trouble.
     
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