Does the paint on the walls of one room in your home need to be updated or changed? If so, you face the age-old conundrum of whether to just repaint it or to repaint much, much more. Should you stick with this one space or take the opportunity to repaint everything? Here are a few questions to help you decide.
1. Why Are You Repainting?
First, assess why you are repainting. If the paint has simply become aged, chipped, or faded, there's a strong chance that the entire house suffers the same problem. However, if your teen has outgrown their Barbie pink room, you may not need to expand your effort to the rest of the house.
2. How Is Your Color Palette?
A whole home color palette uses a limited number of shades to create more harmony and a more appealing look throughout the home. If you change one room, you risk throwing off that coordination and making it stand out in a bad way. But many homes don't have a whole home palette, and this may be the perfect excuse to curate one.
3. How Much Time Do You Have?
Painting your whole house is a big project. Are you ready to undertake it? You'll be chased out of all rooms in the home, move much or all of the furniture, and spend extra time prepping and reorganizing afterward. Busy professionals and parents may not have the time to devote to it. This is just a fact of modern life. If you can't commit to everything, focus on one space at a time.
4. Are You On a Budget?
Obviously, painting the entire home will cost a lot more than painting one room. Budget-minded homeowners may need to spread out the investment over more time. The exception to this is when you can get a sufficiently good deal on a larger package, making it more cost-effective.
5. Will You Really Finish?
Be honest about how likely you are to procrastinate the rest of the house. Consider past home projects in which you told yourself that you'd do more later. Did you? If the answer is yes, you may be fine to repaint in stages. However, if you still have a list of other half-completed projects, take this off it by completing it in one fell swoop.
Where Can You Learn More?
Need help answering these questions? Contact a painting company in your area. They'll work with you to identify the best strategy to makeover one room or many. Make an appointment today.