Your home is your most expensive asset. It’s no wonder you want to make sure that you protect the value of it.
Whether you’re looking to increase curb appeal or looking to update your home, there are various projects that you can undertake to positively affect your home’s value.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to do this is painting. Following are 3 ways that painting will help protect the value of your home.
Benefits of Home Improvement Painting
Create a Modern Look
When looking in the mirror and deciding it’s time for a new look, many people choose to dye their hair to breathe new life into their tired look.
Similarly, a fresh coat of paint can be just the thing to brighten your home and give it new life.
Drive around your neighborhood to look at various examples of home colors that capture your interest in a good way. You’ll notice that there aren’t a whole lot of bright and bold colors on the outside of homes.
There are no pinks, oranges, or bright greens. Earth tones tend to be more popular on the interior and exterior.
HINT: If you want a dramatic flair, try painting your front door a bold color.
When a professional painter comes to paint the exterior of your home, he or she will typically start by examining the condition of your home.
If the paint is peeling in a particular spot, your painter will scrape it off. If there are areas that have been damaged or the wood is rotting, this should be fixed also before the first coat of paint can go on your home. As you remove these chips and blemishes, the finished product will look better and increase the value of your home.
Do you have a certain architectural point or special design feature? Paint can be used to highlight these details and draw the eye towards them.
If you have a beautiful fireplace in your home, you can paint the wall behind it a bolder color than the rest of the room to draw people towards it.
For the exterior of your home, choose an accent color for your windows and door to draw people towards them.
When choosing your colors, try to keep darker colors towards the bottom of your home and lighter colors on top. Otherwise, people think that your home looks top heavy and unstable.
When you’re looking for simple ways to protect the value of your home, consider painting your home and giving it new life.
Kimberly Painting can work with you to choose the right colors at the right prices and ensure that the paint job is done in a professional and timely manner to protect the value of your home.