If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve probably noticed that the proverbial honey-do list has increased exponentially since many more people are staying home due to the pandemic. Fix this, get rid of that, refresh the other.
It’s true now, more than ever, that people are stuck inside and taking a more critical look at their home. Those four walls may not be closing in, but they sure could use a dash of color to bring them back to life. Not to mention the outside, which gets beat up from the elements.
One of the quickest ways to add value to your home, increase curb appeal, and give it a quick facelift is to paint your home’s exterior. If you live in an area that is governed by a Homeowner’s Association (HOA), you may be limited to their color palette selections, depending on how strict your HOA is. We can work with any HOA color scheme or give you what you need to get colors approved.
On the other hand, if you have more flexibility, it’s nice to have some options with exterior paint colors. One of the trends is to keep the majority of your home a neutral color and then add a focal point on a gable with a more daring, darker color such as a deep burgundy or navy blue.
Another way to jazz up your exterior is to paint your door a contrasting color. In days gone by, whenever the mortgage was paid off, homeowners would have a note-burning party and paint their front door red. Today, red still looks great with many neutrals and shows off a bright, white trim.
As you look around your house these days, every little item that you want to be changed seems to stick out like a sore thumb. One of the best ways to give your home an overhaul is with a new paint color. If you have bold colors, switch to muted tones. If you had an accent wall, try some consistency throughout.
Does your home follow all the latest trends or does it have more classic appeal? If you have contemporary furnishings, you may be in favor of the latest color trends (look for that more in posts to come). Or if you are more of a traditionalist, you’ll probably want to stay with neutral colors.
Painting your home is one of the most desired and least expensive home improvements you can invest in. But doing it right by repairing any flaws and having the professionals do it for you is your best bet.
If you want to cross the house painting items off your honey-do list, call Benchmark Painting at 877-BENCHMARK so we can handle your interior and exterior painting projects and you can enjoy your day…while still making momma happy at the same time.