Who are they? What excited the judges about their entries? All the answers are now here!
The five finalists in the 2014 DaVinci Roofscapes "Shake it Up" Exterior Color Contest have been revealed.
Led by national color expert Kate Smith, judges evaluated more than 125 contest entries from homeowners across the country wanting to “shake up” the exterior of their homes with color and new composite shake and synthetic slate roofing. The five finalists, who will each receive a professionally-created color rendering and product wish list of how they can transform their home’s exterior by adding colorful products to their home, include:
- Brigitte Meehan of Elgin, Ill. with “Trapped in Cookie Cutter Land”
- Eric Nogami of Perkasie, Penn. with "Historic Pennsylvania Stone Farmhouse"
- Marquis Cayce of Nashville, Tenn. with “LOVVE SHAKE!”
- Kimberly Schwerdtfeger of Bel Aire, Kan. with “Ugliest House on the Block”
- Justin and Rachel Vedder of Fort Wayne, Ind. with “White Washed in Williams Woodland”
“Again this year the judging was a challenging experience because there were so many houses that qualify as needing color exterior assistance,” says Smith, president and chief color maven of Sensational Color. “The homes of the five finalists are all beautiful properties, but they could each benefit from a colorful makeover.
“One finalist's home is 'white on white' and begs for colorful accents while a 'cookie cutter' development home needs colorful help to make it stand out in the neighborhood. Then there's a home that the homeowner deems the 'ugliest house on the block' that truly needs colorful new products to help with a transformation. All five of the finalists now have a 'color blueprint' to follow with product and color recommendations to give new life to their homes."
Public online voting is open now through June 1, 2014 so you can view the finalists and cast your vote as to which finalist should win the $5,000 cash grand prize to help the winner add color to the exterior of his or her home. Then, stay tuned as the grand prize winner is announced on June 10!