If you are looking to spruce up your Bergen County home but are on a tight budget, the easiest way to do it is with a coat of new paint.  On average, you can repaint and redecorate a room all for under $100.  What project out there will deliver such transformation for so little money?

Color Choice

Before adding a fresh coat of paint to the inside of your Bergen County home, you first have to choose which color of paint to use. It can quickly get overwhelming when you see all the choices available to you.  If you are unsure where to start when it comes to choosing the right new paint color, start by considering the purpose of the room.  If it is a bathroom, according to the most recent Zillow data, painting it blue could boost your home’s value by over $5,000. If blue isn’t your color of choice consider painting your bathroom or bedroom with a relaxing green tone. If you have a room you plan to do a large amount of entertaining in choose a bolder yet sophisticated color, a deep red or gray would work well.   Keep in mind, shades that are lighter in color can make a room appear larger, and those that are dark may make a room feel smaller but work well in larger rooms. 

Planning Ahead

If you are planning to sell your Bergen County home in the near future your best bet in choosing a paint color is to go with one that is neutral.  White, cream or beige is an ideal color to allow potential buyers a clean slate to work with once they purchase your home.

Know Your Finishes

Paint comes in 4 common finishes and each one will give your home a different look.

Gloss: The walls in your home will be left with a high shine. Gloss is at times used on doors and mantels to draw attention to them.

Semi-gloss:  This type of paint will provide your room with a visible shine and is typically used on the trim throughout the home. 

Satin: Satin finishes are great to use in high traffic areas in your home due to their ability to be wiped clean easily. 

Flat: A flat finish provides a matte look. While it can be good to cover any flaws your home may have, it is difficult when it comes to maintaining it.  This type of paint finish works well for low-traffic areas.