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Sell Your Home For More With Fresh Paint

February 11, 2017

Colourful Ways To Add Value To Your Home When It’s Time To Sell

 

No matter how beautifully a home is staged, it’s always going to look just a little bit dull if all the walls are shades of beige and off-white. According to a number of house painters, what you need to do to garner that extra interest from potential buyers is make your home pop with some fresh colors. Not only that, but studies have shown that you can actually ask and get more for your home when you’ve done something a little different with the paint. Here are some tips from Ottawa painting companies.

 

The Exterior

 

So you’re not going to paint the outside of your house bright purple – there is such a thing as the wrong kind of attention. However, house painters know that buyers are attracted to subtle flair, which is why a bright white exterior with colored trim is an excellent way to make the right first impression. Try olive green, maroon, or baby blue trim to really stand out.

 

The Interior – Bigger Spaces

 

Rooms like the kitchen and living room are going to be some of the biggest deciding factors when it comes to a buyer’s interest, and using the right colors can make them feel comfortable and “at home” which, according to painting companies in Ottawa, increases the likelihood of them paying a higher price. Lately, bright colors like yellow, orange, and red have proven to be the best colors for kitchens, while more muted but still colorful pastels are best for the living room.

 

The Interior – Smaller Spaces

 

Bedrooms, offices, and other small rooms gain more interest when they feel cozy, house painters say. You can achieve this feeling with deep colors like navy blue, espresso, and pine green. These colors might seem heavy for a small space, but when paired with cream or white accents (curtains, pillows, comforters, etc.) they make for a potent combination.

 

Colors To Avoid

 

Gray has been trendy this year, but don’t go overboard or too dark with it. Gray has actually been shown to drive off potential buyers, but if you’re set on using it, it works best as an accent color – such as a couch. Also, too much white, off-white, or tan can make the house feel bland, incentivizing a buyer to pay a lower price.

 

If you’re getting ready to sell your house, arm yourself with these tips and sell for more. And don’t worry about your realtor’s advice to stay neutral – house painters see how many neutral houses get painted over quickly.

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