It’s summertime in Minnesota and the warm and beautiful weather makes it the perfect season to paint your house.
There are lots of reasons why you might be thinking about painting your home. Perhaps you’re tired of the color and want something new. Maybe you’re looking to enhance your home’s curb appeal or cover up some stains or permanent marks before putting it up for sale. But whatever your motivation is, there’s no time like the present to get started. After all, our Minnesota summer will be over before we know it!
In addition to the more common benefits of painting your home, here are a few more that you may not have considered. Feel free to use them for inspiration.
- Painting provides powerful protection. Whether you’re talking interior or exterior, a new paint job can pay off in spades. Inside, it can help limit the wear and tear that comes with everyday family life and can prevent moisture from seeping in. Also, zero or low VOC finishes and paints can promote healthier indoor air quality. Outdoors, a quality exterior paint job can protect your home from weather damage, insects, wood rot and dust.
- It can increase your home value. You’ve probably driven by – or walked into – homes that seem very outdated due to their paint colors. Whereas bright colors were popular choices in the 1970s, now they scream, well, 1970s – and not in a good way. These days, calm, soothing hues with pops of color are much more modern, appealing and approachable. And when it comes time to sell, you can’t underestimate the importance of paint. In fact, painting the interior and exterior of your home can net you a return on investment of $4,000 or more. Additionally, a fresh coat of exterior paint will send the message that you’ve taken good care of your home, something that can go a long way in the eyes of a buyer.
- It’s a great way to look at your home and spot any damage. When you’re getting ready to paint either the interior or the exterior of your home, there’s a considerable amount of preparation involved before it’s time to apply the color. This makes it the perfect opportunity to examine your home with a fine-tooth comb and fix cracks in the walls, fill in nail holes and do an overall deep cleaning. Who knows? You may be able to identify a potential problem before it develops into a full-blown – and costly – disaster.
- It can boost your spirits. After years of looking at your walls, you might feel like you’re living in the movie Groundhog Day, and if you don’t particularly like the colors you’ve chosen, it can gradually impact your outlook and mood. The good news is that repainting your home doesn’t cost a ton of money – certainly way less than remodeling or moving – and yet it can still yield very positive results. Been living in a world of neutrals? Try adding a cheerful, warm red to your kitchen or dining room. Looking to create a tranquil space? A soft green or blue pastel in your bedroom can be very calming, especially in today’s increasingly stressful world. The sky is truly the limit and don’t be afraid to experiment – what’s the worst that can happen?
If you’re ready to transform your Twin Cities, MN area home, don’t let the summer pass you by. The experienced, high-quality painters at Cascadia are ready to help complete your home interior and exterior painting projects with service you can trust. Contact us today to request an estimate.