Painting Projects That Increase Home Value and Marketability
Home improvement is a perpetual goal if you own your own property. You’re invested in its health and beauty, and want to take advantage of the freedom you have to make the spaces where your life happens your very own.
If you’re selling your home this spring or summer, your overall improvement strategy is probably shifting a little. Rather than thinking only about your personal vision, your focus expands to include what prospective buyers might look for and value.
What will make your property stand out from the other listings? What will catch their eye? And, of course, how can you create the most value for the smallest investment?
Let’s Start Outside - Exterior Painting to Boost Curb Appeal and Value
Complete Exterior Painting
If your home needs it, complete exterior painting is one of the most powerful ways at your disposal to offer a fresh, inviting welcome. It’s a wonderful selling point too. After all, most potential buyers aren’t thrilled by the idea of a to-do list being handed to them with the keys.
Touch-Ups and Light Repairs
If your home just needs a little attention, investing in touch-up painting and carpentry repairs can go a long, long way. Patching and repairing cracked stucco also helps to eliminate question marks or red flags.
When done correctly, power washing is a wonderful way to refresh tired surfaces. Siding, decks, patios, and walkways all can benefit, especially since mildew and dirt will make your property look older than than it really is.
Let your creativity shine a little, and try painting your home with fresh accent colors to help it stand out. A bold pop of color on your front door, or garage door, can make your home memorable. It also shows your prospective buyer that you have taken an interest in and cared for your home. That can go a long way!
How About Interior House Painting?
Fresh Wall Colors
A freshly-painted house feels like a clean slate. On top of that, it looks wonderful too. Here’s an important tip to consider as you choose a color: keep it fairly neutral.
It won’t feel “boring” and become a negative. Potential buyers want a place that they can make their own, and, as we just mentioned, fresh walls can feel like a clean slate. If, on the other hand, you paint the downstairs bathroom purple, it might become a turn-off to someone who doesn’t love the idea of a purple bathroom.
Bright, clean, and full of potential is the way to go.
We recently wrote another article about why exactly cabinet painting is popular here in the Bay Area. The reasons we listed then primarily focused on benefits for existing homeowners, but when resale value is being discussed painting in your kitchen takes on a whole new level of value. Today’s buyer focuses more on kitchens and bathrooms than anywhere else, making these spaces a huge potential selling point.
If your kitchen is dated or tired, adding a stylish finish can be one of the wisest choices you could make.
Talk to a Painting Company You Can Trust
Do you have a list of goals and ideas that you’d like to prioritize? Talking to a reputable painting company about your painting and repair needs is a fantastic place to start. If you live here in the Bay Area, why not contact us at MB Jessee? We would love the opportunity to connect with you.