Paint Job Ideas to Add Value to a Home on the Market


by Ray Malaski - April 5, 2017

It’s true, a good paint job adds tremendous value to a home; so if you’re planning to sell yours, you should definitely consider repainting or doing a few touchup jobs around the house. The difference between walking in to a home with shabby walls and one with a fresh coat of paint are worlds apart. The latter instantly grabs a potential buyer’s attention and makes a good, lasting first impression. What’s more, it’s an economical way to add value to your home as compared to expensive renovations.

We’ve come up with some great paint ideas and touchup jobs to give your home a makeover and attract more buyers. Read on!

1. Exteriors Matter

The first impression starts before you walk in to the house because the exteriors say a lot about your home. Depending on the condition of your walls and paint, we advise a touchup job if not an overall paint job for your exteriors. It needn’t be something fancy; just a subtle color or a couple of much-needed touchups to make it look more presentable. Similarly, if your doors and windows need some touching up, go ahead and do it as all these components come together to create a lasting first impression.

2. Entryway Touchups

Walking in to a house for the first time either means not knowing what to expect or having a picture in your head that you would like to see. Either way, you need to pleasantly surprise buyers by impressing them with your interior walls. This start from the entryway so make sure you do some touchups wherever needed before moving on to other areas of your home.

3. Keep up with Modern Interiors

Nowadays, most modern homes boast color schemes that complement each other or bold/bright walls. If you’ve already got a modern color scheme going, perhaps it just needs a few touchups. On the other hand, if your walls have been left plain and simple, consider sprucing them up. Of course, it’s solely your decision to repaint and transform your interiors; but we promise you, it goes a long way in getting a potential buyer to finalize a deal!

4. Create the Illusion of More Space

The kitchen is an area where one wants maximum space and breathability. To create the illusion of more space, your kitchen walls should be a light color like lemon yellow or off-white. These light shades can be refreshing in what many homes consider to be a congested area. Old kitchen walls are generally stained or discolored, so a fresh coat of paint will surely bring it to life!

5. Bathroom and Bedroom Touchups

Moldy walls in bathrooms and chipped paint or stains on your bedroom walls are unattractive. However, it’s best to keep the colors here neutral as the new owners may have their own paint ideas for these rooms. The only thing you need to do is make them look presentable by repainting/touchups.



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