Painting your home before you list is the most cost effective updates you can do when preparing your home for sale. When the house is clean and the walls are freshly painted, buyers will feel that they can move in and start enjoying your house right away.
Before starting any do-it-yourself home painting, make sure you have clearly defined goals of what you want to do. Whether you are repainting the entire exterior of your house, or just certain interior areas, you should already know how much paint will be needed, the right tools to be used, and colours that have been selected for each particular area.
Painting the house yourself can save you a lot of money over hiring someone else to do it, so don’t hesitate to invest in helpful DIY resources that can prepare you for the painting process, especially if this will be the first time you will be undertaking a project of this sort. Local paint stores such as Benjamin Moore can be a wealth of information when it comes to type of paint required for the best coverage or how much paint you will actually require.
Did you know that the colours and hues we see around us can affect our creativity, peace of mind, appetite, and general mood? Hence the reason Home Stagers often recommend that colours that you repaint be from a neutral palette… however neutral does not mean boring! Using subtle colour can actually enhance the buyer’s experience, so repaint walls that have strong colours with rich neutral hues.
Cool colours such as blue, green, or pastel shades are easy on the eyes and can promote a relaxing ambience, which are great for bedrooms.
With the great primers and paints now available it is easy to update an outdated kitchen. Don’t limit your creativity to the walls… rethink the colour of those kitchen cabinets. It will be much cheaper than re-facing them. If you like to keep the kitchen simple and low-key, shades of grey or white are unobtrusive and also easy to match with different colours of kitchen appliances.
First impressions are everything, so make sure you do what you can to make your home appear bigger, brighter, cleaner, warmer and more welcoming to prospective buyers.