Add Value to Your Home with Paint

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When it comes to cost-effective ways to add value to your home, paint is the homeowner’s secret weapon. When you don’t have the budget for a major redesign or renovation, a few cans of paint can go a long way towards dramatically transforming your home. And depending on the scale of the project, painting your home is relatively easy enough for the Do-It-Yourself Weekend Warrior to tackle.

How Paint Can Help Add Value To Your Home

Start with the walls—give your home an almost instant update by treating interior walls to a fresh coat of paint. Remember that when it comes to resale, you want to appeal to widest audience, so play it safe with clean, neutral colors that will fit almost any design aesthetic.

If tackling all the interior walls is too big of a project or expense, you can start with a fresh coat of white paint on wall trim like molding or baseboards to freshen up a room.

For many buyers, the kitchen is the make-or-break room in the house on which they base their decision. If a remodel is out of the question, spruce up a tired kitchen by painting the exterior of your cabinets.  While you’re there, update the hardware to match the new look. The same treatment can go a long way in the bathroom as well.

Finally, don’t neglect the exterior of your home—after all, it’s the first thing a potential home buyer will see. Granted, painting the exterior of your home is a bigger, more complicated undertaking, but it could go a long way in upping your home’s curb appeal. If it’s just too much to take on, focus on any spots that need touching up, or just stick with a fresh new color for the front door.