If you’ve been trying to sell your home for a while now with no bites, you may be wondering what it is you could be doing. Did you know that one of simplest ways of increasing the value of your property is to simply paint it?
If your home has a fresh coat of paint, then it’s likely to be one of the first things that buyers will notice when they come in through your door.
Choose Fresh, Neutral Colours
While brighter paints may be your preference, neutral colours help potential buyers to imagine themselves living in your house as it creates a blank canvas for them to envision their things in the space you offer. Avoid stark whites, instead opt for beiges and light grey colours.
Prioritise Certain Rooms
It may feel as though neutralising your whole house with a fresh coat of paint is an expensive job. However, you can reduce the costs by prioritising rooms. For example, smaller rooms can be made to appear larger if they are painted with a lighter or pastel colour. In the same way that brighter, neutrals will look better in photographs.
Think about prioritising painting high-value rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms as well as the entryway.
You want potential buyers to feel welcomed and at home before they make the commitment to buy.
Emphasise Unique features
While it is a good idea to neutralise your home, you could also use colour emphasise the unique features in your home. Got an impressive reclaimed fireplace or woodburner in your living room? Paint a feature wall so that potential buyers eyes will naturally gravitate towards it. These charming features can create an excellent first impression for potential buyers.
Don’t Forget About the Outside
Curb appeal is important when it comes to selling your home. The outside of your home is the first thing that potential buyers will see when they pull up outside. First impressions can only be created once, and if a buyer sees a house that has crumbly old paint on the exterior walls they are likely to be put off by what’s on the inside, too.
A house that is practically ‘turn key’ is much more desirable for buyers who are most likely to want to move in without having to do much work. The more jobs that a potential buyer sees to need doing, the less they will offer.
That’s why having your paintwork completed by Orange Painting can help to increase the value of your home. A small investment can create the first impression you’re looking to give your potential buyers so you can get as close to your asking price as possible.