(Closed) House colors and neighbors.

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: Should we repaint the house?
    Yes. : (7 votes)
    13 %
    No. : (47 votes)
    85 %
    Other. : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Its your choice but if resale value is a factor to you then I would consider it. I will admit, there are homes in a town not too far from us that I wonder WTH were they thinking when painting their home? Really, one house is violet, there is one that is bright pink. I am sorry, it does make these homes stick out and not in a good way. While I don’t think it would bother me enough to complain, it may bother me enough to ever buy in that area and I think that maybe why some are upset.

    Post # 4
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    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Uh…. screm them. Sorry but if THAT’S the biggest thing they have to worry about they can go eff themselves.

    Post # 5
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    5762 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Do you have pictures that show the colors? I’d love to see to answer honestly whether or not I’d repaint.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’d love to see pictures because I love bright colors as well.  Anyways, it’s your decision/house.  I’ve seen some crazy/wacky house colors and shutters (pink house with purple shutters).  Talk about unpleasing, but hey, whatever floats their boat.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I would also love to see photos to see what it looks like, but I think the fact that you kept the house white and it is just the trim that is colorful that they don’t really have much to complain about.

    I think it is far worse if people leave their front lawns to be dumping grounds for rubbish or don’t mow their lawns and leave it to be overgrown, rather than the colors on the house.   I think leave it!

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I also would never complain to an HOA but houses that are painted as you say more “artsy” are sore thumbs and people tend to stay away from them when looking to buy. I am torn on what I would do. On one hand I say screw them they prob have nothing else going on in their life and need to complain. But on the other hand as a homeowner I wouldn’t want to move into a house where someone has already judged me and complained, silly I know, but I have had crappy neighbors before and it sucked big time. So I would prob leave the outside of my house pretty neutral and keep my artsy ideas for the inside for me to enjoy. But to each their own.

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    If you like the color of your house, then no, don’t repaint it. With that said, if you paint your house colors that could be considered unusual, then be prepaired for your neighbors to dissapprove.

    Post # 10
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    7405 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Don’t repaint it.

    Post # 11
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    123 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    As long as the HOA approved I would say screw em’. It sounds like your new neighbors are just boring. I would, however, be aware that when it comes time to sell the house it may be worth repainting. I think the colors sound nifty but not everybody else may think the same. 

    Also, be nice to the new neighbors who move in. Share your fun personality with them and maybe they won’t think it’s so bad. It’s very easy to judge people you don’t know and my guess is that the folks who complained about the color choice were just itching to complain about something. 

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Omg.

    So I’m invisioning Lemon & Lime paint. You’re colorus are totally fine. The neighbours will get used to it with time. You have to remember some people just don’t deal well with change.

    Our neighbours have lived here for 30 years and got really upset when we started re-doing the landscape -telling me the plants we picked are inapropriate or will get too big (because clearly the bushes that were there were not over grown at all). They also complainted when we painted our house because they felt the navy blue clashed with the red…whatever.

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @kermie: me too, i was thinking hideous fluro colours

    oh well, if the HOA said its ok then there is no reason to change it is my vote

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