Of all the decisions homeowners often tackle in the first few years after buying a new house — hanging new window treatments, updating a kitchen or bath, planting new grass, and trimming back trees — is anything more difficult than choosing what color to paint the outside? If you paint the living room yellow and decide a week later it’s more like cream, repainting it is no big deal. If you paint your house yellow and decide it’s more like cream, well, you learn to like cream.
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