Whether you’re buying or selling your home, or improving it for yourself, having your house professionally painted will increase curb appeal. Buyers want a home that is well maintained and comfortable. Sellers want to make their home appeal to buyers.
The exterior paint job on any home makes a big difference. Now, it may seem that there are never-ending home improvements that you need or want to be addressed. Exterior house painting projects make an immediate visual impact. There are several things you can consider having painted to improve the curb appeal and you may find that house painting transforms the exterior.
Perhaps the first thing we think of is painting the house another color for better curb appeal. The color of a home’s exterior is important and can completely change its look. For house painting, there are popular modern colors, colors that restore original charm, and preference of color. Color isn’t the only consideration though—What is the home’s surface material? It’s important to hire professionals who can recommend the best paint and technique. For brick homes, making the move to painting it is a considerable decision. There will likely be mortar work that needs to occur first. For other surfaces, house painting will require other prep work including scraping and sanding. Whatever the home type, house painting and color choice will update the exterior to enhance the curb appeal.
Like the effects of painting the house, painting the exterior details like doors, shutters, and trim will also improve curb appeal. We have all seen that house with the red door accenting the exterior of the home with a ‘pop’ of color. This result can be achieved with different colors and on different areas of the home’s exterior. Perhaps the home color is fine as it is but by changing these details the curb appeal is enhanced. There are several ways to get creative with the exterior painting to make a home’s curb appeal awesome!
When requesting a professional quote for exterior house painting projects, look at the detached garage as well and garage doors as well. If you want them to match in color and age, painting the garage and garage door should be factored in. Having a uniform appearance with the paint job on the house and the garage is another way to improve curb appeal.
Sometimes the exterior hangout spaces of the home are what make or break its curb appeal. If the fence is in disrepair, weathered, or paint is peeling off, its time have it painted. The same goes for decks. Those dingy fences and decks diminish from curb appeal and decrease a home’s value. A professional paint job on a home’s fence and/or deck will improve their quality and longevity. It will also look fresh and boost curb appeal by offering a fresh, comfortable outdoor home environment.
Besides exterior house painting, of course, there are many other additional things you can do to improve curb appeal. Consider changing hardware, new lighting, or adding some plants. It can be fun and rewarding to improve your home’s curb appeal. Don’t be intimidated by all the house painting choices. Consult a local professional painting company to review project options and get a quote. Maybe it’s time to improve your home’s curb appeal with professional exterior house painting.