How To Use Paint To Increase Curb Appeal
If you ever want to sell your home you will need to build curb appeal for your property. The definition of “curb appeal” is the general attractiveness and beauty of a house or other piece of property from the perspective of a prospective buyer looking in from the immediate outside. In other words it’s a measure of the aesthetic attractiveness of a property as viewed from the street or sidewalk. Curb appeal can thankfully be improved through relatively minor and inexpensive upgrades to your property. The best and least expensive way to improve your curb appeal is with a fresh coat of paint. Today the experts at Carroll Painting are sharing with you how to improve your curb appeal through house painting.
Painting Your Home To Increase Curb Appeal
A home with an old, faded, chipped paint job makes a terrible first impression on potential buyers of your property and curb appeal is all about making a positive first impression. People prefer living in and purchasing beautiful nicely painted homes so by painting your home you make it more appealing to potential buyers. Painting your home can also make it seem newer and more attractive to potential buyers. Yes some buyers do want vintage homes but a faded paint job implies the house is rundown and decreases curb appeal while painting your home will not ruin any vintage charm it may possess. There are also numerous strategies you can use when painting your home to maximize the boost in curb appeal you gain from the upgrade. For instance you can make the house stand out with a bright or trendy color which makes your home stand out from the crowd. You can also add visual interest to your home by utilizing multiple colors.
Another key strategy you can use to get the most curb appeal points out of your next home repainting is to focus on painting specific key architectural features and details of your home. For instance if your home has any unique architectural flourishes these should be highlighted with a fresh paint job. For instance you should seriously consider painting porches and bump-out walls even if you can not afford to paint your entire exterior of your home. Another key element to paint is your garage door especially if it faces the street. Street facing garage doors take up a huge amount of visual space on the front of your home and therefore have an outsized impact on curb appeal. Consider painting your garage with a contrasting color from the rest of your home to lend it additional character and pop. Your front door is another important feature to consider repainting because it acts as the focal point of your home so it also punches above its weight on improving curb appeal. You should also consider painting natural wood elements like wood fencing, posts, deck railings, and hand railings to match the color of your house to keep the look of your property cohesive.Finally, you should also consider painting smaller elements such as your mailbox, flower pots/boxes, and house numbers. By paying attention to these small accent pieces you can make a big impact on your curb appeal while spending much less than you would on a total outside repainting. Your mailbox will often be the first thing a potential buyer will notice about your home so painting it is an especially good idea.
If you are planning on selling your home any time soon or even if you just want to maintain your curb appeal for its own sake you should start by repainting your home. Call the experts at Carroll Painting today to request your free estimate!