When it comes to updating your home before you sell it, the details of your space can go a long way to having potential buyers choose your property over another. It’s all in the details, you want to create a space that feels finished and ready to move into, this will help make it easy for potential buyers to envision themselves living in your space. The finishing details of your home, sometimes the ones that cost the least, can be the difference of thousands of dollars on your asking and final selling price. In fact, according to a report by Zillow, homeowners that choose to paint their front door black can increase the value of their property by as much as $6,000 dollars. This is where it begins to make sense to put your personal style choices aside and make popular decisions when painting the home you wish to smell. A small change from the red door you loved for its distinguished look to a well-executed black is an affordable and quick way to add value to your home simply.
Listed below are some of the other ways painting can increase the value of your home:
Focus On Curb Appeal: The outside of your home is your first chance to make an impression on potential buyers. Ensure you are doing everything you can to increase the curb appeal with your paint. According to research, painting the exterior of your home has the potential to give you a return on your investment of over 50%. In addition to increasing the value, it also is likely to decrease the amount of time your home stays on the market, helping you lock in a deal quickly.
Paint helps us to do more than enhance the appearance of our homes, it also serves as a defense system against the harsh outdoor conditions it is exposed to. A solid coat of paint can help to protect your property from sun damage, rain, strong winds, blistering heat, and frigid winter temperatures. While a great exterior paint job, from experienced painting contractors, such as the ones at Houston Residential Painters, can last you for a decade, it will not last you forever. Most exterior paint will begin to fade and chip after a decade or so. If you notice the paint on your home no longer looks fresh, is cracking, or peeling, then that is a sign that it is time to reach out to our professional full-service painters in Houston.
With the goal being to have potential buyers fall head over heels for your home as soon as they see it, make sure you do not skip over investing in a fresh coat of paint. Not only does fresh paint make a strong first impression, but it also is an indication to potential buyers that you have kept your home in good shape, and that they can trust this space to be in excellent condition. No one wants to move into a home, unless it’s a remodeling project, that they will have to immediately sink thousands of dollars into repairs. Signal to those who view your home that this is a space that is ready to move into as soon as possible, to attract the most serious buyers and quickly lock-in a deal on your home, with a freshly painted exterior.
If a complete exterior paint upgrade is out of your budget, there are things you can do to help improve the appearance and still increase the value of your space. Consider having our full-service painting contractors repair any damaged wood on the exterior of your home and update the appearance with focused and fresh wood trim painting instead. If the exterior paint of your home is in relatively good condition, you may be able to get away with this and still drastically increase your curb appeal, and ultimately the resale value of your home. Take the time to fix any visible signs of peeling paint, to replace rotted wood on the exterior of your home, and address any issues with your windows or front porch. You want to show that you have cared for this space, that when a problem has arisen, you were quick to address it and fixed it to a satisfactory level. When a potential buyer pulls up to a home and sees a list of needed repairs and potential problems, the first thing they will think is, what other problems are hidden in this home? This will make them immediately want to negotiate your price down, or worse- move on to the next property on their list.
Additionally, for those who elect to only update the wood trim paint on their home, an excellent way to brighten up the exterior of your space without having to invest in a full paint job, is by power washing the outside of your space. This will require an experienced hand, in order to not over wash your home, which can result in peeling paint and damages. Beyond the exterior of your space, you should also consider power washing all brick, concrete, stone, and plank. This will clean up the exterior of your home, which results in an immediate boost to the curb appeal of your home. Power washing can remove dirt, dust, and mildew, to leave you with a bright space for only a couple of hundred dollars. Just know, power washing an outdated exterior is no substitute for applying a fresh coat of paint to your space. Make sure you are making smart decisions for your space to sell it for the price you want, quickly.
The first thing we mentioned is worth mentioning again…the front door. A new coat of glossy paint, especially in black, will help to welcome potential buyers into your home. Something about a fresh and vibrant front door is inviting and sleek, making potential buyers interested to see what lies behind the other side. Additionally, consider applying a fresh coat of stain to your deck, fence, trellis, and other wooden structures. This can help to make the wood on your property more lively and give a welcoming feel for the buyer when they step into your backyard.
If the trim of your home blends into the rest of your space, consider updating it in order to attract potential buyers. Not only does vibrant and fresh trim look beautiful, it also can accentuate the main color of your home in a beautiful and noticeable way. These small updates have the potential to put more money into your pocket and take your house off the market quickly.
Don’t Skip The Kitchen: As many people know, the kitchen is the heart and soul of a home. For many buyers, the kitchen is the make-it or break-it space, when it comes to putting an offer in on a space. According to the same study by Zillow, the value of your home can be reduced by more than $2,000 dollars if it is painted red or other heavily-saturated tones. It is believed for those who are selling their home, the best return for new paint in the kitchen is white walls with dark cabinets. This look is often referred to as a “Tuxedo Kitchen.” However, neutral-toned kitchens with white cabinets seem to be nearly as popular. It is important to remember, no color of paint will increase the value of your home if it is not executed in a professional and polished manner. Working with a professional painting company, such as Houston Residential Painters, will ensure the quality of your paint carries the maximum benefit for increasing the value of your home.
An important point to keep in mind while painting any part of your home before selling is, your personal taste should not dictate the choices you make. You want to appeal to as large of an audience as possible, in order to lock-in a good offer as quickly as possible. The longer your house sits on the market, the harder it will be to get your asking price. Bringing your kitchen into a neutral and clean space will help potential buyers see themselves living in your home and making it their own. Our professional painting team can consult with you to help you make the most out of the color choices in your home if you are painting with the intention of selling. Not only do we paint walls, but we can also repaint the cabinets in your space, which is a much more affordable option compared to replacing them. When you are ready to sell your home, work with Houston Residential Painters to enhance the appearance of your space and get the highest return on your investments.
The Bedroom Should Be A Sanctuary: We go to our bedrooms to sleep and restore ourselves after long days. You may be inclined to paint this space a deep and dark color or experiment with bright colors here instead of the rest of your home. However, this is not the best way to increase the value of your space. In fact, it seems those who get the best return on their homes have soft grey tones or neutral colors that easily blend with any decor. A great way to add value to the bedrooms in your home is by installing, painting, or updating trim. Crown molding and bold trim add a sense of elegance to your space and make the room feel more polished and expensive right away. Make your bedrooms feel fresh and clean, with gorgeous trim. The team at Houston Residential Painters can help you get the most out of your space, contact us today to learn more about the services we offer.
Make Your Bathroom Look New: When it comes to the bathrooms in your home, avoiding the color white or bright pops of color can help you increase the value of your home. According to Zillow’s paint color analysis, a light periwinkle blue or slate grey on your bathroom walls can help to increase your home’s value. Both of these colors make for beautiful bathrooms because they allow for other aspects of your design to really pop. Staging your bathroom with plants and high-quality towels is also recommended to make the bathroom feel inviting and modern. These colors are excellent because they give off calm and relaxing vibes that appear to a wide audience of potential buyers. Another tip when it comes to the bathrooms in your space is, don’t be afraid to keep them all the same. A color theme in bathrooms that is carried throughout your entire home can save your money on supplies and keep a cohesive design that appeals to buyers.
Professional Painting Increases Home Value
When it comes to reselling your home, fresh paint, applied properly, has the ability to greatly increase the value of your home. When you work with our experienced team of Houston painting experts, we work quickly and can give your helpful insight along the way to maximize your return on investment. Poor quality paint jobs, while well-intentioned, can drastically decrease the value of your home, so ensure you are working with an experienced and professional team for your painting updates.
At Houston Residential Painters, we have over 30 years of experience providing quality painting services to the Greater Houston area. Our dedicated team offers a wide range of services including interior painting, exterior painting, drywall installation and repairs, wallpaper removal, industrial painting, popcorn texture removal, and more. When you work with us, you are getting more than a fresh coat of paint, you are getting a team of professionals who can repair your surfaces before painting to leave you with a flawless finish every time. We keep our prices competitive without ever sacrificing our craftsmanship. We proudly serve Houston and the surrounding areas, including but not limited to Baytown, Clear Lake, Friendswood, Katy, La Porte, League City, Pearland, Spring, and The Woodlands. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer and to take the first step towards transforming your space.