It’s been a few weeks since I updated you on the Roadrunner house in Bryan. What’s been going on?
We got a bit tied up with getting contractor bids. Lee went out to the property with at least three different general contractor possibilities, all of whom wanted to do so much work that there’d be no profit. Lee told them all to go rethink things, and let them know what we can actually afford.
Of course, it’s a nice house in a good neighborhood, so we don’t want to do a bad job. We just aren’t going to do some of the structural changes we might do if we were going to live there and could wait for the house to appreciate a while.
Rumor has it that this weekend we’ll get a bid for a scaled-down approach that will only take a couple of weeks. We are very much looking forward to that!
We spent some time choosing colors for the exterior. We couldn’t go with a trendy gray and white scheme (sorry, every “flipper” on television!), because the house has a good roof in a reddish brown color that just doesn’t go well with gray. So, I asked a Millenial colleague for help (because she’s artistic, goes to Pinterest a lot, and knows what’s on trend), and we came up with cream and brown with a brick red for the trim. The brown is one above the marked brown on the color strip at left. That’s because I didn’t want to make the brick even darker and more heat absorbent. It IS Texas, after all.
Why did I chose an actual “color” for the trim? That’s because the house has NO curb appeal other than some of the decorative trim elements and that copper roof in front. Since we aren’t going to be able to put in lots of trees or anything, we will use the trim to make the house appealing. We’re hoping for the best, so stay tuned.
The interiors, in case you were wondering, will be some shade of cream rather than a stark white. We will do our best to brighten up the kitchen, too!