E. Clinton & S. Fillmore
Some remodeling work is being done to typical post-WW2 bungalow in Kirkwood. While vinyl siding can – technically – be painted, it’s usually a short-lived solution. So, I have the feeling the place is being spruced up to go up for sale.
I love that the paint crew left behind this rainbow display, and much like a real rainbow, it was a beautiful but fleeting thing. After a couple of peacock days, the siding is now 100% conservatively beige.
There’s a Crayola box of vinyl siding colors available, but the vast majority go with white, off whites, grays and beiges. Considering that a certain type of new homes (that were) being built are nothing but a tall, plain box encased in vinyl (even the chimney – man that’s unattractive), why not add some much needed interest with multiple colors of vinyl? Imagine it: a white ground with different accent colors, decorative borders and flourishes?
One can drive through other parts of Kirkwood and see wood sided homes with this type of multi-coloring. And this little guy shows how fun it can be in moderation. Plus, the color of the vinyl does not change the price. So, a re-think on how to display vinyl siding would be a welcome sight.