1. Paint: Testing swaths of various hues on the house and viewing them in natural light helped in the final selection of two beiges for the body and wide trim boards, cream for door and window surrounds and a contrasting pumpkin to make narrow trim and railings pop.
2. Roof: Repainting the black roof tiles with a muted slate color balances the look of the house, making it appear less top-heavy.
Value Added: 12 percent