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HOME IMPROVEMENTS THAT PAY OFF

If you are looking for an easy and affordable way to update and spruce up your home, applying fresh paint to a variety of rooms is a wise option. Interior painting can change the style of your home while modernizing it and also potentially increasing its value, if you plan to sell it down the road. In fact, a 2012 Home Gain Seller Survey shared that updating the interior paint in your home can result in a 107 percent return on investment. The survey also estimated that sellers spent an average of $967 on interior painting costs and reaped an extra $2,001 in value when their home sold.

Fresh Paint Tips & Tricks

Before making a drastic change that can actually cost you more in the long run, its good to familiarize yourself with some tips and tricks when it comes to interior painting. To get started, consider kitchens, bathrooms and entryways before bedrooms, especially if you desire a good ROI when selling your home. These are typically ‘first impression’ areas to potential buyers.

Next, consider your color palette. To make smaller rooms appear larger, use pastel or lighter colors. In addition, paint the trim the same color as the walls in order to make the room appear even bigger. If you happen to have an extremely large room that you are hoping can appear cozy, opt for warm or darker hues.

When choosing colors, try to steer clear of painting everything white, which can make the home appear cold, stark and uninviting to visitors or buyers. Try oatmeal, light beige, pale taupe or neutral tones. Also, adding various shades of blue when completing your interior painting project can not only make your home look more appealing, it also can offer a great ROI if you plan to sell at some point.

A recent Zillow analysis of more than 32,000 photos of homes that sold in 2017 shared that homes that had fresh paint in light blue or gray/blue shades typically sold for more than $5,000 above asking price. You can add pops of these colors in your kitchen and powder rooms. When it comes to bedrooms, shades of blue that were most popular include cadet blue and light cerulean, which according to the same Zillow survey, increased the sale price by $2,000.

Grey-blues are also popular when it comes to the overall exterior of your home, and a variety of blue shades for the front door has also become a well-liked trend.

While painting is probably the easiest home improvement project to quickly update the look of your home, there are other endeavors to consider (if you want a more dramatic change). Minor kitchen and bathroom remodels, converting an attic into a useable space, or adding on a porch or deck can also change the look and feel of your home.

No matter what home improvement endeavor you are about the make, why not let the construction experts at Lossing Construction help. We are a family owned and operated team with decades of experience. Our passion is to create long-lasting relationships with our clients by providing top-tier construction services from our team of honest, drug-free, and background checked employees.

Call us today at 360-870-6612 to learn how an interior painting job or other type of home improvement project can help you update and beautify your home!


References:
Zillow
Homegain