Getting a home in a colourful road might be a pricey investment, but it can actually bring you a high return. Vibrant-coloured homes in bright roads get a lot of attention. They are worth higher than its comparables in a nearby colourless or ‘bland’ street.
According to a research conducted by HomeOwners Alliance and Brewers Paint using an online valuation tool based on the local and Land Registry sold data, homes in brightly coloured roads are 20% more expensive than the homes in its neighbor plain roads.
Figures show that compared to homes in roads where most properties are painted and decorated in white or rendered with pebbledash and bricks, homes in brightly-painted streets are 2% to 65% more expensive.
As an example, the price of a three-bedroom home situated in the colourful Ten Bell Lane in Norwich is 65% higher than its comparable house located in Victoria Street, which is only a few steps away. At the same time, an average three-bedroom house in the brightly-coloured Dark Gate Street in Aberaeron, Wales, is about 28% more expensive than its neighbouring comparable home in Chalybeate Street.
However, according to Home Alliance’s Chief Executive, Paula Higgins, they can’t persuade everyone to have their home exterior walls painted in vibrant colours such as green, orange, and yellow just to increase the value of their street. They also want everyone to consider the fact that getting a home in a vibrant street will cost more when you can get a property of the same size at a much lesser price just a few metres away.
Should you consider having your home painted in vibrant colours, it is vital to hire professional and highly-skilled painters to carry out the job for you. This way, you can ensure the success of your project and the security of your investment.
At Wallace Contracts, we can help you achieve the home colour and design of your dreams at cost-effective prices. We have a team of highly-skilled and talented painting and decorating professionals who are capable of completing the job on-time and with excellent results.
Feel free to contact us at telephone number 01782 810 220 for enquiries and appointment requests.
Attempting the decorate a room in your new home? Have you been left bewildered by the different types of paint finishes? You’re not the only one.
Q: Are you considering redecorating but confused by all the different paint types and finishes. You don’t know what Matt and Gloss are, or the difference between Satin, Eggshell, Silk and Sheen? What’s the best type to use for various surfaces?
A: Choosing the right sheen level will transform the look of your home when decorating, so make sure you consider different finishes to make the most of your space. Here’s a guide to help you make a considered choice when planning your decorating project:
Matt emulsion is smooth, velvety and helps to hide imperfections on less-than-perfect walls. it’s great on the older properties walls which still have all their character without highlighting the imperfections too much.
Flat matt emulsion
Flat matt emulsion is even more velvety and because matt surfaces don’t reflect light, they make all colours look as similar as they can be in very different light conditions. Flat matt works wonders on deeper shades, too.
Satin and Silk
Satin and Silk are ‘mid-sheen’ finishes, which means they look like a slightly polished surface and reflect a bit of light. Silk is a finish associated with walls and satin for woodwork. You can clean marks from silk wall finishes easily which makes them practical but if you have less-than-perfect walls, all the lumps and bumps show up a lot more and from different angles the paint job may not look as good as you would like. A satin finish on woodwork helps to hide imperfections and gives colour a softer appearance which is an over all more subtle.
An eggshell finish has a shine that’s extremely subtle but without the same smoothness as a satin finish. Thus, it doesn’t highlight imperfections quite as much, making it a much more suitable interior wall paint. It’s easy to apply and can often cover well with a single coat, making it a better choice for many people.
Besides matte paint, gloss paint is the most common interior wall paint. It’s one you can use on most walls, although some people use it sparingly on these surfaces and prefer to use it on woodwork because of its high shine. Gloss paint shows all the imperfections on a wall and achieving an even coverage on a wall will often need more than a single coat.
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