10 ways to increase your home's value with paint (updated for 2020)

Posted by Dan Miller, REALTOR on Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 at 6:01am.

Even if you don't plan to sell until 2021, this fall is the perfect time to tackle the painting projects that will increase your home's value and improve its mass appeal. If painting projects are on your list, we highly recommend hiring a skilled contractor who specializes in preparing homes for sale. Integrity Painting and Warden & Sons are two family-owned companies that have helped many of our Madison area clients with interior and exterior painting projects. Over the years both companies have consistently delivered high-quality work that provides a great return on investment. 

10 high value painting projects

10 ways to improve your home's value with paint

Here are 10 ways a reputable painting contractor can help you prepare for a successful sale and maximize your sales price. 

  1. Replace wallpaper with a fresh coat of neutral paint.
  2. Replace bold colors with neutral colors for more mass appeal. 
  3. Repair surface cracks and holes in plaster and drywall.  
  4. Touch-up walls with matching paint. 
  5. Refresh moisture-stained windows and window sills. 
  6. Touch-up doors, cabinets, and trim.  
  7. Paint dated, wooden cabinets for a fresh look in the kitchen. 
  8. On the exterior, paint or stain the deck. 
  9. Paint the front door to enhance curb appeal. 
  10. For more curb appeal, apply a fresh coat of paint to faded shutters. 

Professional painting offers a great return on investment

All of the projects above are low cost-projects that provide a great return on investment. For more low-cost home improvement ideas, check out our blog for our top 5 ways to improve your home's market value, as well as this list of low-cost cosmetic updates. Or contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation. We'll tour your home with you and share our painting, staging, flooring, and lighting recommendations that will significantly increase the value of your home. 

This article is published courtesy of:
Dan Miller, REALTOR
Mad City Dream Homes & RE/MAX Preferred
1619 Monroe Street #1, Madison, WI, 53711

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