From bold exterior colors to neutral interior spaces, paint can change a house. Curb appeal can bring in a potential buyer and tired, lived-in rooms can be reinvented with the stroke of a brush. Both inside and out, paint is a cost-effective way to up the value of a home. Whether you’re selling or just want an updated look, rolling on a new color can instantly change the feel of a room or exterior wall. So let’s get painting.
Nothing will increase the value of your home faster than a clean, professional paint job from a trusted contractor. While extensive remodeling can bring new worth to a house, studies show that repainting consistently brings in a higher return on your investment.
First, choose the right color. If you intend to put your home on the market, stick to neutral colors. A relaxed hue will appeal to a wider range of buyers. Exterior paint can also make a statement. Houses with details like molding and paneling do well with pops of color on these features. (Think of the different colored eaves on a grand old Victorian.)
Interior spaces also need a neutral shade if your house is up for sale. If you’ve painted recently but want a bit of a change, an accent wall is a great way to punch up a room’s appeal.
Another value-adding, if overlooked benefit of repainting is the addition of classy touches. An expert painting contractor can usually install accents like custom baseboards, crown moulding, wainscoting, and chair rails as part of their package.
Whether you repaint the interior, exterior, or both, a gleaming wall of paint is truly a fountain of youth for your home. Ring in the new year with a new look. Choose a fresh paint color and add value to your home with a revamped paint job. After all, why can’t a New Year’s resolution include your living space?