omeowners must make all kinds of decisions about their properties, and a big decision is whether you should paint your home. Understanding the benefits can help you to determine if this is something you should do soon.

Updated Space:
When creating a modern living space is at the top of your priority list, a paint job can accomplish that goal. By selecting currently desirable colors, you can bring your house into the modern decades. Do watch out for trendy shades, though. Opting for the colors of the moment could mean that you find yourself painting regularly to keep up with the trends. The decision to include a subtle theme in each room or to really bring themes to life in your house is a choice for you to make. Whichever direction you select, however, will likely require a paint job. The walls of each room could enhance and support the theme. Keep in mind that even a simple color theme requires a paint job. After living in the same house for a while, you may feel as though you want to move. However, the hassle of moving and the fact that you love your neighborhood are fighting against your desire to leave. Painting the house can make it feel as though you have shifted spaces. Instead of moving into a new home, you can create the space that you want.

Better Aesthetics

When you first moved into your house, you may have had different tastes or may have hated the color of your home from the beginning! Even if you loved the color (and still love it), after several years of the same thing, you might be ready for a change. Don't neglect the aesthetic value that house painting can bring; you'll see something newer and livelier every time you pull in the driveway, and that goes beyond a simple color choice. A fresh coat of paint can make your siding seem newer, putting your whole house in a different light.

Objectively increased home value

When the appraiser comes to evaluate your house, a recent house painting job can have a major effect on the final value. Some major renovations only offer a partial return on investment; for example, kitchen remodels average only an 80 percent return on investment. This means a $10,000 kitchen makeover would only increase the value of your home by an average of $8,000. Exterior paint, on the other hand, offers a much more attractive return of 141 percent. If you end up spending $1,000 on house painting, you can expect a home value increase of roughly $1,400 which is like earning $400 of extra value on top of the job paying for itself.

Better curb appeal

The aesthetic value of your house isn't just for you; if you're interested in selling your home, exterior paint can greatly increase your potential curb appeal. Curb appeal is independent of both home value and personal appeal (though it's related to those factors); instead, curb appeal is all about setting the right tone when a prospective buyer sees your home for the first time. Think of it as getting your “foot in the door” for a potential sale if they like the appeal of the exterior, they'll be far more likely to venture in for more details and stand a better chance of actually buying.

Increased protection against the elements

Nature can be harsh on your home. Rain, wind, sleet, snow, insects, and fire are just a handful of the natural elements that could potentially damage your home and the right paint can resist nearly all of these (to a degree). Think of paint as a protective, shield-like outer coating for the siding of your house. It can prevent moisture from seeping into your home, preventing the outlandish costs of mold and mildew damage. It gives an extra layer of protection against direct precipitation damage. It can even stop insects from infesting your exterior.

Painting the exterior of your home offers protection and increases longevity while giving you an opportunity to make your house unique. In the long run, you can save money on home repair and upkeep with residential house painting with Ivan's Residential Painting. Get a quote today!

February 22, 2021
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