We decided to paint it a dark charcoal. After seeing some darker colored houses around town, I thought it looked both modern and classic. I figure there are so many houses painted "safe" colors like beige, I wanted to do something more unique and bold. We tested a couple shades of charcoal and ended up with a near-black shade, but after painting the whole house, I'm in love with it. I feel like we've got the snazziest house on the block!
Since the interior of our house isn't in need of immediate renovation, our next project (well, other than finishing the siding on the garage to match the house...) will probably be fencing in our side yard in front of the detached garage to give us more enclosed, private yard space. I got these patio tiles at Ikea the other day from the As-Is section (35 tiles for only $1 each!!), so I'm excited to start installing them soon! I'd like to make some more raised beds to expand our veggie garden, too.