You know when you are going to improve/work on something in your life you start to notice everyone else’s? Like – you want to buy a new car so you notice every car that drives by, or you’re growing out your eyebrows and so you’re looking at how other people shape theirs? (Yes, I am growing out mine) I sort of dislike that part – as if you are analyzing and shopping around but at the same time you kinda can’t help it.
Welcome to the next month of my life – shopping for a new roof. I’ve never realized how bad ours was until I started driving around the neighborhood and checking out everyone else’s – and everyone else looks like theirs is brand spanking new. I know what I don’t like, and I’m still not quite sure what I do like. I would love a wood shake roof – I’m the weirdo who loves it, while most people would run from them. Of course, I’m also not thinking about maintenance or fire issues though I hear that problem is solved with fake ones.
Here’s our house:
Commissioned by The Art of Michelle
I know, I made return address labels already. Michelle is amazingly talented, we’re going to do our backyard next – once I get it perfect. If you love your home as much as I love mine, you should commission her to paint yours!
We have a gray roof as you can see – three tab apparently is what it’s called. It’s falling apart, and we cannot put it off getting a new roof any longer.
There are online roofing sites where you upload a house photo and you can select the roof colors – kinda fun only we have this huge tree that blocks about 85% of the front of our home. So I get a sweet sliver of a glimpse, but I think I know which way I want to go – brown – like wood shingles. I’m not a fan of the lighter roofs even though they might be environmentally friendly, they aren’t cottage-like to me. And of course, I’m drawn to the most expensive designer ones because that’s just how I roll – celebrity mansion taste on a cottage budget.
I love this style which is made to look like wood shingles, yet not horrify neighbors that you’re house will be a fire hazard:
And if you want to see these on a house, well, why not see it on a mansion, which I’m sure your house looks just like:
Looking at my commissioned portrait and the photo above it looks like our house could fit in this house’s garage.
Anyway, the really exciting news – to me – not to Mr. Wonderful – is I might be getting a nice huge skylight in my office! Don’t let the way I photographed it in that post convince you I get that much light, it’s just the way I shoot interiors. It is actually very dark that when I shoot objects, some shots you see on this blog I take it out to my living room. So it’s time to add more natural light.
Also knowing I will need it pitch dark when I edit (no glares on my screen), I will add a remote control that will close it so it’ll be dark. So, rad, right? Stay tuned.