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Learning to Garden: It is Easier Than You Think

I used to pull into my driveway after work every day and wish I had beautiful flowers growing in my yard, like many of my neighbors. My parents didn't garden when I was a child, and I thought it was a talent that just didn't run in my family. I decided "what the heck?" one day and started researching gardening tips. I learned how to plant the right flowers in the right places, so they get just enough sunlight. I also learned a lot along my gardening journey, and I now have a beautiful yard filled with flowers that I planted myself! I decided that I wanted to create a blog that helps everyone realize that they can have the yard of their dreams. I hope you learn a lot here that helps you finally have a yard that you love!


Selling Your Home? 4 Ways a New Coat of Paint Can Help

Paint makes a difference. More than nearly anything else, the color and the cleanliness of your home can create a positive first impression. Professional renovators nearly always repaint a home before they sell it. Here's why hiring residential painting services is important when selling your home.

1. Updating Your Home's Dated Look

Many people can gauge a home's age based on the colors that are used. Fresh, modern, and bright colors are generally used in today's homes in place of the neutrals and dark pastels of yesterday. When you sell your home, you want it to look as new as possible. You can help it look newer by updating the shades used throughout your home.

2. Improving the Curb Appeal of Your Home

When visitors come to your home, the outside is the first thing they see. Your home's exterior shapes their impression of your property. You can improve the curb appeal of your home by taking some extra care in painting it a bright color, choosing an interesting accent color for the trim, and pairing this all with some new landscaping. 

Some people will drive by your house before ever setting foot in it. You want to draw in these potential buyers with a new, eye-catching coat of paint. 

3. Making Your Home Look Cleaner and Brighter

Over time, your home's paint is going to get chipped, scratched, and dulled. This wear makes your home look dirty and unkempt, even if it is very well cared for. By slapping on a new coat of paint, you can make your home look cleaner and brighter. Small imperfections in the outer surface of your home will be hidden under layers of paint, and the paint itself will become a highlight.

4. Avoiding Potential Barriers to Your Sale

What happens if you have old paint on a home? Often, a buyer will get a cost estimate for repainting your home. This cost estimate could be far above the actual amount it would cost you to repaint. They might back away from the sale, or they might want you to compensate them for the cost. Either way, it could prove to be a barrier to an otherwise potentially successful sale.

A new coat of paint can make a home look sharper, newer, and better cared for. If you want to give your home sale every chance you can, contact a residential painting company for a quote and consultation.