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Summer Home Improvements 101: Painting Your Home

Published on Tuesday - July 28, 2015

Painting a house is one of the fastest ways to increase both its value and curb appeal. There is perhaps nothing else that can make a home look more updated in such a short period of time. However, as with everything else in the real estate investing landscape, there are multiple ways to achieve the end result. (And numerous ways to find those key summer home improvements that add value to a property.)

More specifically, there are technically two ways to go about when adding painting a home to your list of summer home improvement projects: hiring a professional to paint it for you or doing it yourself. Which is the right one for you?

There are two schools of thought when it comes to painting a house, and each has its own merits. However, each has its own setbacks. On the one hand, you can paint a home by yourself; many people have executed it as one of their summer DIY projects. This eliminates labor costs that may be incurred by hiring a professional, but it is a huge undertaking — not one of the “easy summer DIY projects” you’ve heard of.

The Pros and Cons of Adding Painting to Your Summer Improvement Projects List

Painting an entire house takes a lot of time and diligence; time that can be better spent somewhere else. On the other hand, you can hire a professional to do it for you. Their expertise will cost you, but the job will be done well in a relatively short period of time. (Which lets you focus energy on other summer home renovations.)

If you are considering painting your house as part of your list of summer home improvements, but can’t decide whether or not to do it yourself, the following should point you in the right direction:

Painting cost infographic

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