A little reminder, here's what the front side looked like when I moved in (2009):
A major improvement (the deck!) was made the following summer, and now this:
We're finally in the process of repainting the siding, and changing it to the grey colour I'd envisioned all along (Behr's Pewter Ring), and I LOVE IT. So much. Love how the thick white trim pops now.
Don't mind the ugly 'under the deck' view. I still haven't figured out what to put there to screen it - I really don't want to resort to boring lattice, but haven't come up with a DIY alternative yet. Suggestions are welcome! :)