3 PAINTING PROJECTS THAT BOOST YOUR HOME’S VALUE & HELP YOU SELL FASTER
Whether downsizing, upsizing, or relocating to a brand-new place, you probably already know that refreshing and updating your property before listing it on the market can help you attract more potential buyers, stand out from the competition, and, ultimately, result in a quicker and more profitable sale.
Investing your renovating budget in repainting your home is one of your best options. Not only is it one of the easiest and least expensive home improvement projects you can tackle, it also makes a huge difference to the look and feel of your space, and offers incredible bang for your buck when it’s finally time to put up that “For Sale” sign.
Having said that, when comes to return on your investment, not all painting projects are created equal, and some will have a far bigger impact than others. Let’s take a look at three painting updates that are guaranteed to impress potential buyers and significantly boost the value of your home.
1. UPDATE YOUR INTERIOR WITH CLEAN, NEUTRAL SHADES TO CREATE A CALM & WELCOMING VIBE
It’s no secret that colour has a huge effect on how we perceive the space we’re in. When it comes to staging your house for a sale, your goal is creating somewhat of a blank canvas, so that potential buyers walking through the space have an easy time envisioning themselves living there and making it their own.
So, what does this mean in practical terms? Well, after you take stock of any areas of your home that are in need of a fresh coat of paint due to obvious signs of wear (think busy areas like your front entryway, mud room, and living room), you’ll want to take a careful look around and start thinking in terms of colour.
Sure, you may totally LOVE that orange accent wall in your bedroom, and that vibrant purple your daughter picked out for her room is seriously adorable. But when it comes to impressing potential buyers, less (colour) is definitely more!
Create a welcoming and soothing atmosphere by choosing fresh whites and modern neutrals that are guaranteed to give your space an open an airy feel.
2. GIVE A TIRED-LOOKING KITCHEN AN INSTANT MAKEOVER WITH FRESHLY PAINTED CABINETS
You’ve definitely heard this one before. The kitchen is the heart of the home. Sure, this saying may be a bit of a cliché, but the reason we all keep repeating it is that it’s true!
We flock here to make our meals, entertain family and friends, do our homework and sneak the occasional midnight snack, so it’s no wonder this space can start looking a bit tired and as the years go by.
Even if your kitchen is in tip-top shape, it may still feel dated, and if you’re considering a kitchen refresh before you sell (great idea!), painting your existing cabinets is a fantastic, time-saving and budget friendly option!
Rejuvenate the look of your kitchen with an expertly applied coat of paint, choosing from a huge variety of magazine cover worthy classic off-whites, soft greys and more!
You’re guaranteed to be blown away by the results, and so are your potential buyers!
3. REFRESH YOUR PROPERTY’S EXTERIOR TO BOOST CURB APPEAL
It’s impossible to underestimate the significance of first impressions. Whether walking or driving past your home, or clicking on your listing online, the outside of your property is the first thing people see, so you’ll want to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward with a neat and fresh looking exterior.
Even if you’re not planning on repainting the entire exterior of your home, you can still make a major difference and significantly boost it’s curb appeal with a few easy updates. One of the quickest and most wallet friendly exterior painting projects, with the greatest impact, is repainting your front and garage doors.
Just think about it, potential buyers will have a chance to inspect these closely before ever stepping foot in your home, and since it’s often the smallest things (like a bit of rust and peeling paint) that can totally ruin an impression, you’ll want to make sure the most visible areas of your home’s exterior are looking their absolute best!