Everyone knows one of the most important things about your home is its value. Your home, for as special as it is, is ultimately an investment, and good investments increase in value. Therefore, a savvy home buyer must look at their house and ask themselves “how can I increase the value of my home?”
You would probably be surprised to know that a simple paint job can greatly improve your home’s for the following 5 reasons.
1. First Impressions are Everything
If you’ve ever watched a show on HGTV
lately, then you would know that one of the most vital aspects of selling a home is maximizing your curb appeal. You want potential buyers to go out for a walk, pass your house and actually stop just to admire the paint job. Painting your house will immediately and drastically increase your house’s curb appeal
2. It’s Easy
There are a lot of different things that you can do to increase the value of your home from a adding a new faucet or light fixtures to tearing the walls out of your living room to replace the drywall in half of your house. While all of these are very effective ways to increase the value of your home, they also require a good deal of both labor and complexity. Ripping out your sink is also a great way to completely disrupt your daily routine. Painting your house, however, is exactly the opposite: it doesn’t interrupt your life, it isn’t very expensive and literally, anyone can do it.
3. It’s Cheap
Compared to a lot of other kinds of home improvement, painting is relatively inexpensive. If you are getting new carpet or replacing the interior doors, odds are that these tasks will require you to buy a lot of parts and dedicate either a lot of your time or a lot of someone else’s time (and therefore, your money). The low cost of house painting
makes it an excellent investment in your house’s future.
4. Experts Recommend It
The experts at This Old House
also recommend painting the inside of your home with light, neutral colors. Not only is this much cheaper and easier than repainting the outside of your home, but it helps potential buyers to envision the inside as a blank canvas upon which they can paint their own story.
5. It’s Fun!
A lot of people find painting, even just using a paint roller on the wall, to be a relaxing and soothing practice. That is good because selling your home can sometimes be a very stressful experience. Work out your pent up frustration not only in a positive way but also in a way that will then make it easier to sell your house.
There you have it. I, and several experts cannot recommend painting your house as a means of increasing its value enough. Happy painting, and hopefully next time I’m out for a walk, I’ll see a freshly painted house and nod, knowing that that house is going to sell like hotcakes.