Painting Is an Affordable Way to Enhance Curb Appeal
Making improvements is an important part of owning a home. Not only will they make the house more comfortable to live in, but they will also increase its overall value. Some renovation projects can be quite expensive and require more time to complete. One sure way to not spend a fortune and still increase the value of a home is to paint the exterior.
This is an easy and affordable way to increase a home's overall value while improving its curb appeal. Any real estate agent will advise homeowners to paint the home, especially if there is cracked, peeling, or faded paint on the exterior of the home. It’s estimated that a fresh coat of paint can increase the value of residential property from 2% to 5%.
Exterior Details Matter
According to Consumer Reports, painting the exterior of a home has the potential to add a 3-5% increase in value. Whether selling or staying put, the first impression from buyers and neighbors should be positive. A fresh coat of paint will provide an immediate updated look and a boost in value.
Exterior paint colors should complement the colors of other materials of the home such as the roof, brick, or stone. An exterior paint scheme should be made up of at least three colors: field, trim, and accent colors.
1. Paint the Trim
Each exterior feature of a home should complement the main paint color. If the trim around the windows isn't aesthetic, it can take away from the overall look of the home. Painting the railings and similar fixtures are great for breaking things up with contrasting colors. The trim should be painted by a professional with experience with details.
2. The Front Door
Aside from the house itself, the first thing people notice when they visit, or even as they’re walking by, is the entrance. Scuffs and scratches can mar a door's surface. An unsightly looking door can be a turn-off to potential buyers. To give the exterior a new look, revitalize the front door with a fresh coat of paint.
Zillow Paint Colors Analysis compared certain paint colors and their impact on the average sale price of a home. According to the report, homes with black or charcoal gray front doors sold for more than expected by $6,271; the highest of all color combinations combined.
3. Garage Doors
Just like the front door, the garage door directly impacts the visual style of any home, simply because it’s so large. If the garage door has not been touched since moving in, it’s time for a new finish.
Benefits of Exterior Paint
A fresh coat of paint offers more than just curb appeal and value. It provides practical advantages to the outside of residential properties.
- Protection Against Elements. Paint serves as a shield against sunlight, rain, pests, and strong winds. It can also help protect the home from mold and mildew by keeping moisture from seeping into it.
- Prolongs Siding Lifespan. Siding made of wood and other traditional materials is meant to be replaced periodically. Adding a few new coats of paint will add a few years to its lifespan. If the siding is in beautiful condition but has blemishes, new paint should be able to cover them up.
Hiring a professional painting company will make the exterior of a home look brand new. The team at Battle Born Painting follows the proper process that begins with prep work before any paint is applied, giving each client a quality finish.
About Battle Born Painting
The premier painting contractor in Northern Nevada, Battle Born Painting has the necessary equipment and experience to handle any residential painting request. Any area of the home can look like new: garage, deck, fence, or front door. They use high-quality products and take great pride in pleasing each customer with a quality finish.
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