As house painters serving Evanston and other areas of Chicagoland, we realize that when most homeowners think of painting their house, the interior often gets first consideration. Up to a point, that’s fine. Redoing the interior can give your home a renewed beauty and freshness without destroying your budget.
Unfortunately, no matter how amazing your house looks on the inside, people are first going to judge it from the outside. They’ll initially consider its “curb appeal,” which is real estate language for the first impression that a house makes on others.
Perhaps over time you’ve simply become blind to the shortcomings that jump out to others when they see your house for the first time.
House painters in Evanston know that if your house looks sad and unloved, that doesn’t project curb appeal. Whether you want to sell your house or simply give it a facelift, what you do with the exterior can make a huge difference in both appearance and potential resale value.
Do Some Homework
In considering an exterior facelift, you might first do a little homework on your own. For example, take several pictures of your house and spend some time thinking about exterior color changes you might want to make.
Also, take pictures of other homes that you like and make note of their exterior colors that appeal to you.
- In choosing exterior colors, it’s probably a good idea to never use more than three. That’s enough to provide contrast without making your house look like a rainbow.
- Don’t go for fads that will probably date quickly. Choose colors that will look good for ten years or so.
- It’s probably a good idea to avoid high-gloss paints, opting instead for low-sheen paints that will look much smarter.
- As you consider exterior colors, remember that you want to use those that blend well with the age and architecture of your house, as well as those that harmonize with the overall appearance of your neighborhood.
Once you’ve finished your “homework” and start considering house painters in Evanston, we hope you’ll contact Fortune Restoration. We’ve been painting both historical and contemporary homes since 1979, and our experts will help you pick the colors that are right for you. Give us a call today at (847) 647-2500 for your free, no-obligation estimate and let’s start working together on that facelift.