How to Add Value to Your Home with Paint!

Whether you’re putting your house on the market or simply looking to improve it, adding value to your home with a couple of paint jobs is a fantastic idea! More often than not, the overall aesthetic appeal of a room can be significantly enhanced by a simple splash of colour! If you disagree, just walk into a room and look around; there’s likely to be a handful of areas that will add more value to your home if covered in a fresh coat of paint.


The possibilities are endless when using paint to rejuvenate and enhance your house; however, there is a fine line between adding value to it and creating a gaudy mess! So, to help you avoid the latter and achieve the former, here are some awesome household paint jobs that will do your house a whole lot of good!


  1. Fresh Paint for Doors and Window Frames


If you’re looking for a small do-it-yourself paint project that will do its bit to add value to your home, consider painting the doors and window frames. By choosing an entirely different colour than the existing one, you can instantly revamp the rest of the room and create a fresh look. This is seen as an effective home-improvement project as some old doors and window frames may be in dire need of paint to cover up their worn out look (which is inevitable over time). Of course, the most important door of your house is your front door; so, be sure to pick a neutral colour that blends in with both, the exterior and interior paint.


  1. Spruce Up Your Entryway


They say you can never judge a book by its cover; well, that could not be truer if the exterior of your house looks great and the interior is quite the opposite! Remember, the first impression of your home continues as guests walk into your entryway; therefore, it’s important to keep this area looking presentable. One way to improve your entryway is to do a touch-up paint job using the same colour of the existing walls, while the other is to spruce up the entire area with a fresh colour or perhaps, some textured paint. The latter option is great for adding character and, of course, more value to your home with its beautiful finish!


  1. Add Paint Borders


Again, if you’re looking to add value to your home with a small and rather quick paint project, consider borders along the top of your walls or ceiling. The bottom edge of your walls can also be painted with a border, provided that you don’t have skirting tiles. When selecting paints for a border, it’s important to choose shades that will complement the colour of your existing walls or else, you’ll be doing more harm than good for the overall aesthetics of the room! With regard to the ceiling, consider painting the border in the same colour as your walls to create the illusion of a higher ceiling. This is a trick used in many small homes with low ceilings to help them appear more airy.


  1. Touch-Up or Wall Art?


Look around your home and notice any chips in the paint or discolouration; if you’re wondering how to conceal them, a touch-up job might be the answer. As an alternative, you could spring for a wall art project that will not only cover up any drab areas and damage in the paint, but also beautify the wall and add a lot more value to your home! Now, not everyone has a knack for painting, nor should you experiment with painting something artistic on your walls if you aren’t confident if your skills; what you can do, however, is enlist the help of an artistic friend (or hire them) to create a masterpiece over a shabby wall!


  1. Repaint Bathrooms


Damp and humid bathroom conditions are no friend to your wall paint! They cause peeling, bubbling and worse, promote mould growth which leaves unsightly stains and discolouration on the paint. While the rest of your bathroom may be “on point”, as they say, you can’t have old, ugly wall paint dragging it down. Remember, bathrooms are (approximately) 70% tile and 30% wall; therefore, repainting them doesn’t require much paint, time or effort. For prettiest results, pick the colour of your new bathroom walls in accordance with the existing tile colour.


  1. A Makeover for Interior Walls


This article would be incomplete without mentioning an entire wall paint makeover for your interiors! The fact is that houses with old, shabby paint depreciate their overall value in a significant way. So, if you’re really looking to add value to your home, it may be time to give your interior walls a whole new look with quality paints and fresh colours!


There are multiple ways of adding value to your home, but if you’re looking to do it with paint, you’ve just found the six best ways to go about it!

Karen Saunders

Karen Saunders

Karen Saunders is the content marketing manager at PaintMates. With extensive experience in the home and garden space. Karen researches and writes about home improvement.

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