There are a lot of reasons for painting your home, and one of them includes putting the house on the resale market. If you want to make sure your house sells quickly, taking the time to "stage" it by painting it may help tremendously.
Painting is one of the cost-effective ways to enhance the look and feel of your home as well as improve its curb appeal. Apart from beautifying your home, painting will also help increase your home's resale value. Renovating your home for resale purposes doesn't have to involve modifying its structure like adding space to your kitchen.
Here are some of the ways to increase the resale value of your home:
1. Repair and re-paint your home's external surface
The potential buyer won't bother to check the interior of your home if they don't find its outside appearance appealing. The interior may look beautiful, but they won’t take the time to see it. Properties that are old, dilapidated or unsightly will surely turn off any potential buyer. A fresh coat of paint can make your home look fresh again. If you wish to paint with different colors, you may choose hues that can harmonize with the neighborhood. Or you may want to choose a bold accent color to set your home apart from the others.
Check the exterior surfaces to see if they have suffered any damage such as peeling or flaking paint, mold, cracks, holes, rusting from the fixtures, or impact from fallen limbs from trees. Remember that good cleaning and prepping on the surface is the key to a good paint job.
2. Painting and remodeling your kitchen
One of the reasons why certain houses sell so quickly is that their kitchens have been remodeled and updated with a coat of paint.
The kitchen is possibly the most popular communal room for renovations. Not only it is place where food is prepared, the kitchen also makes the perfect bonding place for friends and families. As said before, painting is the most cost-effective way of enhancing the look and feel of your home. Painting the kitchen, if done properly, will give back more for your expenses and labor. The walls and cabinets are the most popular areas in the kitchen for painting. When painting the kitchen make sure that you use paints with sheen -- they are resistant to dirt, oil and grime, making them easier to clean.
Popular colors in the kitchen are neutral (white, beige, gray, some shades of brown), but red, yellow and green are also popular. You may also mix and match any of these colors but be careful with the color choice for your kitchen or the colors may turn off potential buyers.
3. Painting interior walls
Since homeowners have little idea about the potential buyers' preference, many of them think that it is best to paint the interior walls with the safest colors -- neutral colors like white or beige. Some homeowners, on the other hand, think that white is plain, boring and cold, and so they insist on bringing more exciting colors to the surface.
However, it is important to be careful with the choice of colors for your interior walls. Colors that are plain give potential buyers an opportunity to liven up the space by adding their own furniture, fixtures, paint colors of their own choice, etc. Loud or bold colors can hinder potential customers from buying the house. So if you're using color, make sure that all the colors blend well together and are able to match the other design elements of your home. Adding visual interest such as accent walls and some art can be also be a good idea. if you're unsure, contact a painting professional or your real estate agent.
4. Sprucing up the bathroom
Potential buyers want homes that are clean and well-kept, most especially the bathroom. Refurbishing the bathroom doesn't have to be that expensive. Painting the walls, repairing the toilet and/or adding newer fixtures such as faucets and shower heads will make your bathroom more appealing to the buyers.
Staging your home for the resale market doesn't have to be that expensive -- just a fresh coat of paint could do the trick! For best results, consult with American Perma-Coat Painting in Topeka to get your home ready to put on the market.