Top Home Improvement Projects for Big Value – Part 2: Interior and Exterior Painting

One of the easiest and most effective ways to give your home a new look is a paint job. No matter the size of a property, a fresh coat of paint always does the trick to erase years of wear and tear due to weather exposure or everyday life.  

What You Need to Know

Generally, an exterior painting project will cost more than interior paintwork, partly because of the paint to be used for the job. However, compared to other home improvement projects, interior and exterior paint jobs offer great returns because they are not too costly to start with. Still, they require ample preparation to ensure best results.

Should you hire a professional? Don’t underestimate what a painting expert can do for you! Sure, you can do the job yourself, but you’ll definitely see a difference in the quality of the paint and the paintwork itself. There are a lot of painting contractors out there, so there’s sure to be one capable of addressing your needs the most.

Quick Tips

  • Want to save on costs and time? Don’t paint the entirety of your home inside. Rather, focus on areas that see a lot of traffic like bathrooms and kitchens. They are likely to be the most deteriorated, no thanks to heavy use, making them the best candidates for updates.
  • Looking to sell? Stick to whites, off-whites and other neutral colors to cater to more home buyers. This will make it easier for them to see themselves in your property, upping your chances of a sale.
  • Schedule detailing alongside your painting project. The two are usually carried out simultaneously, offering you convenience and potential cost savings when done by the same contractor.

Just because they are easier to do compared to other home improvement projects doesn’t mean interior and exterior painting are lightweights when it comes to results. Done right, they will have no trouble taking your home to the next level.


In Part 3 of this blog series, we’ll be taking a closer look at kitchen and bathroom remodeling to see what they can do to help improve home value in a big way. Stay tuned!

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