Painting restoration tips to increase the resale value of your home
Whether you’re trying to sell your home or spruce it up, painting is by far the most reasonable way to add value to your asset. Here are some tips on how painting professionals can increase the market resale value and appearance of your home:
Save the Popcorn for the Movies
Although popcorn ceilings can be cool looking, its considered by many to be out of style. Popcorn ceilings not only date your home but they’re also a magnet for dust and dirt. Hiring professionals to remove acoustic ceilings is a simple way to update your home and give it a clean and fresh new look. Once the acoustic is knocked down the ceilings will need to be patched and sanded. Homeowners can view texture samples and pick a texture that suits the look and feel of their home. Orange peel texture can be applied in either a fine, medium, or heavy coat. We usually recommend a fine Orange peel or a smooth texture which seem to be the most popular. Smooth texture can be a bit more expensive due to the tedious prep work involved. Despite being more expensive, smooth texture gives both a sophisticated and elegant look to modernize any home. Removing acoustic ceiling may not seem like a big change but one of the keys for adding value to your home is to repair, replace or remove anything that could turn buyers away.
Protect your exterior wood from water damage
Peeling and cracking paint takes away from your homes curb appeal and will eventually lead to costly wood replacement expenses. When paint is properly prepped, primed and painted your home will be protected against wood damage for years to come. Hiring licensed and trained professional’s will ensure the prep work is done to meet industry standards and prevent peeling and chipping paint in the future. If you have any peeling and cracking paint it is wise and highly recommended to have it repaired prior to putting your house on the market. We have had many clients with their FHA loans delayed due to peeling and chipping exterior paint failure. All exterior paint issues must be corrected before FHA home loans can close escrow. Having this issue corrected before putting your house on the market will make your house attainable to buyers and prevent costly delays in escrow.
If you are considering painting the interior of your home to resale or add market value I suggest to stick to neutral color pallets. The colors potential buyers see when they enter your home should be neutral so that the buyers will not be distracted by someone else’s style. The walls of your home should represent a blank canvas on which a potential buyer could project their own preferences and style. White can be somewhat plain and “neutral” doesn’t necessarily mean white. Using subtle color can actually enhance the buyer’s experience, so repaint walls that have strong colors with rich neutral hues. Adding accent walls is a good way to express your style without going overboard with too much color.
If replacing cabinetry isn’t in your budget then restoration of existing cabinetry is a great alternative. Cabinets that are in good structural condition can easily be revived with a fresh coat of paint or stain. This quick fix is sure to add resale value to your home in a timely and cost effective way.
Installing baseboards is a fairly simple DIY job. Hiring a painter to do the finishing touches makes the task at hand even simpler. After installation the baseboards need to be properly prepped, filled, caulked, primed and painted to achieve the best outcome. Choosing a modern style baseboard throughout your home is another cost effective way to make your home look more appealing to potential buyers.
I hope these painting renovation ideas have inspired you to start your next painting project and get the highest resale value out of your home.