by Rachel Fung
on Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 2:52pm.
Getting ready to sell your home, but don’t want to spend a fortune on a major home remodel? Edmonton painting contractors can give your home a makeover with a new paint job and that’s one of the best investments you could make preparing your home for the real estate market.
Paint your cabinets.
Painting contractors often offer cabinet refinishing in Edmonton. This is when you keep your cabinet boxes but paint or stain the wooden doors, drawer fronts and exposed panels. Painting the cabinets can give your kitchen or bathroom a whole new look at a mere fraction of the cost compared to a cabinet replacement. So, whether you want to modernize those mid-90s honey oak cabinets with dark stain or lighten up a dark and dated kitchen by painting the cabinets white, cabinet refinishing is a cost-effective home upgrade that has a great return on investment.
Paint the flooring.
What? Yes. If you have damaged, scratched and scuffed up hardwood that is too thin to finish properly, consider painting it! House painters have seen a trend in painted wooden floors, using high quality paint. It’s trendy and it’s a cost-effective way to spruce up your tired old floors. Learn how to paint a wood floor.
Paint wood paneling.
If your basement has retro paneling and you don’t want to spring for drywall, you can give it a modern and open look with a fresh coat of paint over that wood paneling. Painting contractors can recommend a paint type for this wood panelling. If you have wooden beams, leave those wooden for that warm rustic look.
Repaint the trim and paint it white.
Most trim and mouldings in homes are white. White is the most popular, classic colour for trim and repainting your scuffed-up baseboards will go a long way in making your home look cared for and new. White trim also pops against every potential wall colour.
Paint the backsplash.
If your bathroom has dated peach-coloured wall tile, or if your kitchen’s backsplash has floral tile, you don’t have to rip it out and replace it. There are high-quality paint kits available at building supply box stores that is made to paint seamlessly over tile. When dry, it’s completely water proof and mildew resistant.