Have you ever considered dark paint when painting your home's exterior? Here are ten amazing homes that showcase dark paint as a worthy choice for your home's exterior.
As last year's Curbly House renovation project demonstrated, a truly impressive curb appeal upgrade is the surest way to increase a home's resale value. The front exterior of the home makes the most dramatic first impression, and that first impression will translate to a buyer's perception of the interior as well. Here's a before and after from our project:
This article from Clopay on how to increase home value just confirms what we've learned anecdotally:
Clopay showed realtors before and after images of different homes featuring a variety of garage door styles ranging in price from inexpensive to high-end. Respondents were asked to assign a selling price to each of the houses and were alerted that the only difference in the photos of each house was the garage door.
Realtors estimate that upgrading a garage door can increase the perceived selling price of a home by up to 4%, depending on the style.
With the average U.S. home price estimated at $206,300 in 2017, this can mean an incremental increase of $8,000 to $14,000, just because of the garage door
In fact, the Remodeling 2018 COST VS. VALUE REPORT ranked garage door replacement first among home improvements in resale ROI.
This post is sponsored by Clopay.
Your house should put forth a tasteful first impression, both for your enjoyment, as well as what a prospective buyer sees. Whether it's the front door, the front step, the front yard or the overall front of the house, we can become blind to its' faults, and that may necessitate an objective opinion. As much as it may hurt, a little curb appeal consultation may be worth more than making a good first impression, it may make the difference between a drive-by, or a look-see. If you don't believe me, take a look at the difference in these five first impression makeovers.
Photo Images: Sunset.com
Front Door BEFORE
Photo Images: TheYellowFrontDoor
Dessert house BEFORE:
Dessert house AFTER things turned from black and white to color, very Munchkin Land-esque
Photo Images: Sunset
Photo Images: Greayer.com (it's worth it to look at more of these photos)
AFTER: Easy painting and light replacement
Photo Images: CountryLiving