With its power to transform, paint can work wonders in attracting buyers and increasing the bottom line. In fact, Zillow analyzed over 135,000 photos to discover which paint projects yield the best return. Here are four to try.
Paint your front door black. This small change can boost your final sale price by 2.9%! If black doesn’t quite work for your exterior, charcoal gray can yield similar results. Just be sure to use a primer (Trust us).
Paint your living room beige. More specifically, tan with pinkish undertones. This living room color performed the best, resulting in a 1.3% price increase.
Create a tuxedo kitchen. Two-tone kitchens that pair dark cabinetry with light walls or counters can increase your final sale price by over $1500. According to Home Advisor, the average cost to repaint kitchen cabinets is about $1,000 — an investment easily recouped plus more. DIYers can create the look for as little as $200 in supplies.
Paint your bathroom periwinkle. We’ve all heard about the tranquility of a blue bathroom, but who knew periwinkle blue can add value too. This color can sell your home for 1.3% higher than expected.
Photography via Home Bunch, Ben Herzog, and Elizabeth Lawson Design