A little paint can go a long way when it comes to sprucing up your home and increasing its value. It has been proven time and time again that a fresh coat of paint, while a small investment up front, can have a big payout when it comes to selling your home. Although painting the exterior and interior walls are the most common ways to make a big difference, there are some smaller details that, when done professionally, can greatly improve your home’s look and thus, its value.
A simple way to breathe life into a kitchen is by giving the cabinets a fresh coat of paint. If you’re looking to sell your home, we suggest a neutral color, such as white, which will appeal to most buyers and give your kitchen a clean, modern look. Don’t want to change the color? A quick coat of paint from our expert color match will remove any scuffs or scratches and refresh your whole kitchen! This is a big project, especially if you have a large kitchen, so hiring a professional cabinet painter is highly advised.
Painting a home’s interior walls can completely change its look and feel. By opting for a more neutral color like white, beige or grey, it is easier for potential buyers to see themselves living there and gives them the opportunity to paint the walls a bolder color if they so desire. Freshly painted interior walls are the easiest way to make your home look brand new and not break your bank. Talk about making a big impact with a small budget.
An often-overlooked aspect of interior home painting are the baseboards. If you are short on time or budget and can’t get to painting all of the walls, a professional baseboard paint job is the next best option. Trim gets scuffed, scratched and faded almost as often as walls do and can have a huge impact on the look of a room. By giving them a fresh high-gloss coat of paint, you can give any room an instant refresh.
Two words – curb appeal. Anyone who’s ever tried to sell a house knows that a great looking exterior is key. Getting a professional exterior paint job can take your home from drab to fab and increase the selling price dramatically. When painting the exterior, sticking with soft neutral colors is a safe choice, while a bold color can add character and drama.
If painting the entire exterior of your home isn’t an option, updating the paint on the exterior details like trim, shutters, front door and garage doors, is the next best thing. These aspects are often overlooked but can make a big difference to your home’s exterior. Looking to go bold? Paint your front door red. Want a crisp, clean feel? Keep all accents and details white. Trust us, updating the exterior details is better than not updating the exterior at all.
When selling your home, it is always a good idea to get a professional paint job on at least one, if not all of the above facets. They have been proven to dramatically increase the selling price and reduce time on market, which sounds like a win-win to us! If you’re selling your home or are helping someone sell theirs, contact us today for a quote and we’d be happy to help.
Want to learn more about the benefits of painting your home before selling? Check out our other helpful article here.