House Painting Tips to Improve Your Curb Appeal
When it comes to selling a house, your exterior is often the first impression you give to potential buyers. The expression “don’t judge a book by its cover”- often won apply when it comes to the exterior of your house and its curbside appeal. Not only does a stunning exterior attract attention but also boosts your property’s value!
Bottom line, the curb appeal of your house shouldn’t be ignored, and will often need some attention to keep things looking fresh and welcoming! Below we listed our eight exterior house painting tips that will improve your homes curb appeal.
Without further ado, let’s get into it!
1. Add a pop of colour
Small decorative details and your exterior trims can be a huge addition to your curb appeal, so why not make them stand out! Just by painting the trims of your exterior, you’ll allow those architectural details to pop, resulting in some uniqueness and intrigue to your home.
When it comes to choosing what colour best suits your exterior, you’ll need to decide on a theme. To give your exterior more depth and contrast, choose a complementary colour for your exterior trim – following the colour wheel for what shade to choose. If you prefer a subtler, subdued look, then we’d suggest a colour scheme that’s a few shades darker or lighter than the wall colour.
2. Spruce up the front door
Our tip for giving your exterior an instant facelift is to focus on your home’s entrance! By giving your front door some much-needed love, you can instantly transform your home.
If for your looking to create an inviting entrance we’d suggest using an ocean blue or teal paint. In contrast, an earthly tone like beige, coral, ivory white or dove grey can also invoke a traditional yet welcoming space. While those who are looking for something more playful or statement look- colours like sunny yellow, crimson are our top picks!
That being said, the options for your front door are endless, so have fun trailing what colour best suits your unique style.
3. Add fresh coats of colours to outdoor furniture
Outdoor furniture can really sell the space and improve curb appeal.
Like we mentioned earlier, small detailing could make or break
someone’s first impression of your home and nothings more inviting than
some well-maintained patio furniture.
So consider throwing out the old musty couch and upgrade with some new outdoor furniture. Try looking for something that will stand out amongst your house exterior colour, or even painting old furniture to give it a new lease on life!
4. Don’t forget your decorative touches
Ask any painter you know, and they’ll tell you that the devil is in the details. That’s why when looking to boost your curb appeal look no further than the decorations that add to your home’s exterior. Is the railing to the front steps chipped or rusty? Could your flower planters use a pop of colour?
We’d suggest some glossy paint to spruce up your patio light fixtures. At the same time, shutters and mailbox should not be overlooked. Colourful shutters plus a mailbox can easily give your house curb a fresh and modern appearance.
5. Give your garage a fresh look
When we talk about your curb appeal, this covers all the exterior
aspects of a house. You may think the garage will go unnoticed as it’s
typically expected to be a dull, white or grey but this is your chance
to really add another dimension to your home.
A weathered, unkempt garage door can quickly become an eyesore, so there’s nothing like a fresh coat or two of paint to breathe life back into your old garage. So whether you want to hide your garage or let it stand out, make it’s not left forgotten.
6. Tinge the fencing panels
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There’s nothing like an old, worn-out fence to cause the whole curbside to take a massive dip in quality. That’s why you should consider giving your fence a little extra care as a well-maintained fence not only looks good but provides security assurance. We’d suggest tinging in a lighter shade of your homes base colour.
7. Pay attention to your roof tiles
Roof tiles evoke a sense of timeless tradition when it comes to homes, but there’s nothing more offputting than a mouldy, dirty roof. Make sure not to neglect your roof tiles, keeping them protected with a colour coordinated paint job. Or if you’re looking to stand out, you can try a contrastive colour scheme.
If your exterior wall has a neutral or earthly tone, go for an exciting, bright colour for your roof tiles like a vibrant red or brown. While if the walls are the main focus, balance your roof by choosing a colour a few shades lighter.
8. Focus on sidings and porch ceilings
Last but not least, don’t leave your house exterior sidings and ceilings untouched. These are also visible parts of your house that don’t get enough love. Repair broken sidings and treat them to a fresh paint job that will help highlight the architectural details of your house curb more than ever.
While when it comes to your porch ceilings, try painting them a lighter colour, to create a sense of openness. You can also take advantage of the colours you use in your furniture, giving your approach a complementary touch.
Achieving a well-kept house curb is all in the name. Creative planning and maintenance will result in a stunning and well-kept curb. For advice and expert help contact a professional painter for a consultation today.