Colors that Add to the Resale Value of your Fixer Upper Home

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by Rachel Saunders
(Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Planning on adding color to your fixer upper home can be a fun thing. Most owners choose the colors according to what they like, their favorite color in most cases.

However, this shouldn’t be the case if your fixer upper home is yourinvestment. You may find many web sites on the internet that can help you on your choices of colors appropriate for your fixer upperhome.

Here are some tips that will help you get the right color for your fixer upper home.

1. You have to use 100 percent acrylic latex paints for the outside portions of your fixer upper home. Latex paints bring a furnished finishing look on exterior walls. You may also use oil-based paints if water-based paints aren’t available in hardware stores near you.

2. Interior coloring may need the use of oil-based paints that can make then walls furnished and new. Select light colored paints if the interior isn’t that large. This will make the interior look bigger and refreshing to the eyes.

3. It is advisable that you apply a flat sheen on the walls. It is much better for your investment if you also apply flat sheen on the bathroom and to your kitchen. Flat sheen brings a non-reflecting light to the walls. It also provides a furnished and shiny finish.

4. Apply gloss paints on wooden furniture in your fixer upper home. It brings a shiny color on the furniture and a smooth feel on the surfaces of tables and cabinets.

5. You may apply light, pastel colors to the bedroom that can reflect the light to the windows. You may also consider studying color schemes that you can find in fixer upper homes magazines.

6. Use intense colors on exterior walls. Always keep in mind that gray, yellow, and rosy colors can give a warm feeling while blue and green colors provide a much fresher feel in the home.

7. Paint the dining room, living room, home office with bold colors. You don’t spend as much of your spare times in these places so make it more color schemed. You may use the same color for the curtains as that of the walls.

Avoid using snow-white colors on the walls.
You may use white with a combination of peach, pink, or cream. White colors on the walls may make the room look sterile like in hospitals. You may consult an interior designer for advice on what colors are appropriate for your fixer-upper home.

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Updated: February 11, 2014 — 10:01 am

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