There are lots of questions you’re bound to have when you’re selling your home, and one of the most common we come across is, “how much value does painting add to a house?”
The answer depends on a lot of things. The size of your home, the condition of your property, and the standard of the paint job will all determine the increase in value, but the one thing you can be sure of is that you’ll see an increase in the value of painting houses before selling.
And even if you’re not selling, a fresh paint job brings your home to life.
Once you’ve decided to take this step and increase the value of your home, it’s time to think about where to paint. Beyond walls, there are lots of places to decorate with a fresh lick of paint which will have a dramatic impact on the look and feel of your home.
From exterior painting to baseboards and cabinets, a professional paint job can do something truly special for your home…and the Oahu Pro Painters team has helped many homeowners transform their property into something prospective buyers really love.
Today, let’s take a look at some of the most important places to consider painting before you put your home on the market.
Curb appeal is a huge factor in selling a home. The exterior of your property is the first thing people see when they visit the property and the first thing they see on listings online.
It’s easy to scroll past tired, old, and scruffy-looking homes, but harder to ignore homes with incredible paint jobs that make the most of the property’s features. Choose the right color scheme and high-quality paint, along with professional painters like our team at Oahu Pro Painters, and you can create a home that people can envision spending their lives in.
What’s more, a good paint job also helps protect your property from the elements. From water damage to mold, staying on top of the paint job on fascia and woodwork maintains your property’s structural integrity and increases value overall.
So if you want to know “does painting the exterior of a house add value?”, then the answer is yes!
Renovating the kitchen is a common way to increase the value of a home, but not everybody can afford a new kitchen.
So, does painting cabinets increase home value, instead? Absolutely it can.
A quality paint job makes old kitchens feel new. As long as your cabinets are in good condition, professional painters can strip those cabinets down to the bare wood if necessary, remove tired, faded, or flaking paint, and apply a fresh coat that makes your kitchen look brand new.
Choose neutral or universally popular colors and show potential buyers that, should they buy your home, they won’t need to renovate the kitchen any time soon. It’s an affordable way to ensure more people can see themselves living in your home.
You may not think about baseboards very much, but the moment you give them a fresh lick of paint, you see just how much of an impact they have on your property. These boards are usually made of vinyl or wood, and over time, the paintwork will fade, chip, or become dirty because of their proximity to the ground.
You should be sure to repaint any moldings on your ceiling, banisters, or other joints and wooden features across your home that you might otherwise forget about. Choose a color that contrasts nicely with the walls and you’ll create a professional finish that makes your property feel luxurious and welcoming.
Oahu Pro Painters can certainly help you find the right paint and colors for jobs like this, and we know what features to look out for that many home decorators miss!
OK, so we’ve reached the obvious one…the walls! There are lots of paint colors that add value to houses and other residential properties, and they’re usually pretty neutral.
In the kitchen, some common colors to choose from are gray and light blue. They’re comfortable yet bright, and they also help rooms feel much bigger. They’re also nice and clean, and people can easily imagine their own furniture and style in the room without being confused or bogged down by dark or bold colors.
Warm, beige, and off-white are great for living rooms and bedrooms, again giving people the feeling of space and allowing them to imagine their own furniture and designs in the property.
On occasion, there may be a good reason to paint a feature wall, and on other occasions, it might be more appropriate to paint walls with a nice, solid, off-white color. Just avoid controversial colors and keep it simple!
At Oahu Pro Painters, we’ve got the years of experience that’s needed to make the right decisions when decorating a house that’s on the market. We know what colors sell, we know what colors are best in each room, and we know how to bring out the most of a property with high-quality paint.
Get in touch and one of our local painters will be happy to discuss your needs, and show you how we can increase the value of your property and get more prospective buyers through the door. Call us today at 808-427-1186!