It’s common knowledge that painting your house, both inside and out, is an easy, inexpensive way to breathe fresh life into your home. A change in color can change your whole outlook on how you perceive your home and, therefore, your life. Lighter colors tend to open the room up, bold colors make a vibrant statement and pastels promote soothing, calm feelings. The poor economy has put many people in an emotional (not to mention financial!) rut, but adding a fresh coat of light-hued paint can change your perspective while you’re at home.
Besides lightening the mood, adding a fresh coat of paint has additional health and financial benefits. Painting interior walls every few years helps keep dust and dirt at bay, particularly with plaster walls. The reduced dust improves air quality and reduces the strain on air filters. Paint can also hide stains, some of which can affect your health, such as rust or water damage.
Aesthetics and health are the most obvious benefits of fresh paint. Additionally, a new coat of paint protects both interior and exterior walls from wear and tear, water damage and various damages from inclement weather. Because of this added protection and the appealing new look, fresh paint typically increases the overall real estate value of your home.
The best part is that all of this new value, both financial and otherwise, can be added to your home for a fraction of the cost of a larger renovation. Prepping and painting yourself saves you the most money if you’re confident that you can get the job done right; however, hiring a painting crew is still a great, inexpensive way to update your home for you and your family to enjoy.
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