Many of the home improvements that people complete on their home are done to help improve the look of the home, while also helping to boost the return on investment, or ROI. The ROI ultimately helps to boost the value of your home. Painting is one of the projects that offers a high return on investment, with interior home painting boasting an impressive 107% ROI, according to OpenDoor. A painting contractor can help maximize your return on investment by helping you select the right paint colors for your space and ensuring the paint is properly applied. While there are many benefits associated with painting any interior part of your home, there are specific benefits associated with hiring a painting contractor to paint specific parts of your home. Here are some of the ways that painting your kitchen walls can boost your ROI.
1. Making Your Kitchen Look Well Cared For and Maintained
One of the reasons why hiring a painting contractor to paint the walls in your kitchen can boost your ROI is because it helps to ensure your kitchen looks well cared for and maintained. If you plan on selling your home in the near future, potential buyers will pay attention to minor details, including paint. If the paint in your space is cracking, chipping, or peeling, buyers may take it as a sign that you aren’t properly caring for and maintaining your home. But, if your paint looks great, they may think the opposite, which helps to boost interest and the value of your space.
2. Helping Small Spaces Look Larger
Not everyone has the luxury of having a large kitchen. If you have an older home, chances are, your kitchen may actually be small in size. But, what you may not know, is that the paint color and paint style you select for your kitchen can make the space look and feel larger. Lighter wall colors help smaller spaces feel larger. Painting vertical stripes can help to elongate a kitchen that is vertically challenged. Painting a ceiling can also help to make a drop ceiling look larger. A painting contractor knows tips and tricks that can be used to trick the eye into thinking a kitchen is bigger than it is.
3. Increasing the Amount of Light in a Dark Kitchen
Speaking of tricks and tips that can be used when painting a kitchen, another way that painting kitchen walls can help boost your ROI is by helping to trick the eye into making a kitchen look brighter or like there’s more light than there really is. Lighter paint colors help to reflect light and make a space feel brighter and more airy. Bright paint colors can also help to do the same thing. If your kitchen is walled off or doesn’t have much light, the paint colors on your walls may help to compensate for this issue.
4. Updating Old or Dated Kitchens
In a perfect world, you would be able to update your kitchen when it starts to look old or outdated. Unfortunately, in the real world, kitchen renovation and remodeling projects can be quite expensive, and not everyone can simply remodel their kitchen because it’s a little dated. As such, you may be looking for an inexpensive way to give your kitchen a new look, without breaking the bank. Painting the walls in that space can help to update it, without you having to invest a lot of money or time.
5. Inexpensively Giving Kitchen Cabinets a Face Lift
While hiring a painting contractor to paint your kitchen walls can boost your ROI, painting the walls isn’t the only part of a kitchen that can be painted and receive a high ROI. Painting your kitchen cabinets is also a great way to inexpensively give your kitchen space a facelift. It’s important to note that not all cabinet types can be painted, and you should always hire an experienced and professional painting contractor, as painting cabinets is complex. However, painting or staining cabinets is cheaper and more eco-friendly than replacing cabinets, while also still helping to alter the entire look and feel of your kitchen.
6. Tying the Design Elements in Your Kitchen Together
If you’ve recently had work done in your kitchen, such as having a new kitchen countertop installed, replacing your flooring, or having a new backsplash installed, you may be looking for a way to tie all of your design elements together, helping your kitchen space to look cohesive. The right paint color can tie all of your design elements together and pull your kitchen together. Ultimately, this is the final touch to a newly renovated space and helps to boost the ROI for the entire remodeling or renovation project.
7. Creating an Inexpensive Focal Point
There are numerous techniques that you can use to create a focal point or a focal wall in your kitchen space. You can tile an entire wall, you can use wallpaper or you can use stone. However, one of the cheapest options available is to use paint to create a focal wall. You can use a bold or bright paint color, or you can have a painting contractor paint a unique design or mural on the wall. There are also textured paints and painting techniques that can be used. This helps to create a unique look for your kitchen that also helps to boost your ROI for your painting project.
8. Making Your Kitchen Easier to Clean and Maintain
One of the lesser-known ways that painting your kitchen walls can boost your ROI and improve the overall function of your kitchen space is by making your kitchen easier to clean and maintain. There are certain types of paints that are designed specifically to be used in a kitchen. They are easy to wipe down and clean, helping to prevent food particles from staining your walls. All in all, this makes your life a bit easier, since food particles wipe right off, but it also helps your walls to look their best in the coming years, which helps protect the investment you made in the painting process.
9. Contributing to a Cohesive Flow Through Your Home
The final way that painting your kitchen walls can boost your ROI is by helping to contribute to a cohesive flow through your home. Many homes now have an open floor plan. If you have an open floor plan, the color palette in your home needs to flow well throughout the main floor, or you defeat the purpose of an open floor plan. A painting contractor can help you select paint colors that work well together and flow together, helping to create a cohesive flow throughout your home.
Painting the walls in your kitchen can have a direct effect on the look and feel of your entire space, including the kitchen. You can also boost the value of your home and experience a high return on investment if the job is done well. While you may be thinking about painting the walls yourself, painting a kitchen can be quite complicated. A painting contractor will work with you to select the best types of paint, select a color that works well in your space, and ultimately, maximize your ROI. If you are ready to paint your walls, our painting contractors would love to help you. Contact Top Tier Painting Inc today and let’s discuss your interior painting project.