We’ve been following the DaVinci Roofscapes “Shake it Up” Exterior Color Contest with great interest over the past few weeks. Now, a national winner has been declared!
Dennis and Pat Hodkinson, of Paris, Tenn., have won the $5,000 cash grand prize in the contest after receiving more public votes than four other finalists out of 757 online votes cast. They can now use the cash prize to help add color to the exterior of their home.
“We’re stunned and excited about winning this national contest,” says Dennis Hodkinon, who has owned the home for eight years. “The rendering of our house with new and colorful products makes us see the house in an entirely different light. We hope to be able to use the $5,000 to make home improvement changes along with adding some of the suggested colors to our home!”
Hodkinson submitted his contest entry under the title of “Facelift Needed!” He explained how the 100+ year-old home’s black-and-white exterior made the house look like an “old maid” rather than one of the “grand old ladies” of the neighborhood. (see TOP picture of the "before" and BOTTOM picture of the "after artist rendering")
“The historic charm of this home reached out to captivate the judges,” says Wendy Bruch, marketing manager for DaVinci Roofscapes. “The transformation suggestions from national color expert Kate Smith on this house included the addition of a Bellaforté Slate roof from DaVinci in Slate Gray.
Then, she recommended Decorum by Simonton vinyl replacement windows with Bronze exteriors and grids that are enhanced by the addition of Fypon louvered shutters with center rails painted in a deep Britannia Blue color.
“For the lower entry door, a Therma-Tru® Classic-Craft™ Collection fiberglass door painted in a blue French Beret color was suggested. The door is flanked with both Granite privacy sidelites from Therma-Tru and with Fypon urethane fluted pilasters with plinth blocks. A crosshead over the door adds more ‘grandness’ to the main entryway. For the upper floor porch area, the same color was added to a Therma-Tru Classic-Craft™ Canvas Collection™ door with Granite privacy doorlight. This top porch area --- and the lower porch --- would also receive a Fypon Classic 12” Balustrade System. The main color on this house is Brandon Beige and the trim is painted Ballet White.”
Both Pat and Dennis Hodkinson expressed enthusiasm for the idea of adding balustrade systems to the home’s exterior. “We have a home inspection business, so we know quality products when we see them,” says Hodkinson. “The ideas presented in the artist rendering will become our ‘wish list’ of what we’d like to do with our home in the future.”
For more information go to FaceLift Needed for Tennessee Home.