By Rose Bennett Gilbert Friday, May 20 2011 @ 01:59 PM EDT
Q: We're renovating an old cabin on the shore and doing it on the proverbial shoestring. The house is sound, but, well, calling it "minimalist" is putting it mildly.
About the only jazzy thing we can afford -- before this summer, at least -- is paint.
So, here's our burning question: What's a great color for a house that's used in the hot weather? There's one large all-in-one room (kitchen/living/dining) with three bedrooms and a bath opening off it. -- Barbara