How to Prioritize Painting Projects in the New Year

calander Jan 2 , 2021 user-iconAnderson Painting
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As a new year begins, you might reflect on everything you did -- and didn’t do -- the year prior. After a year like 2020, no one would blame anyone for putting some projects on hold. And while 2021 is bound to pose its challenges as well, the entrance of a new year can at least inspire us to improve our lives in various ways. So, if Raleigh house painting has been on the to-do list for some time, why not make this the year that you finally update your home? Here’s our advice for prioritizing your painting projects this new year.

How to Prioritize Painting Project

Write Down Your Residential Painting Resolutions

No matter what you think of new year’s resolutions, writing down some personal priorities for the upcoming year can be revealing and motivational. As you spend time setting goals for yourself, set some parameters for your home improvement efforts as well. For instance, you might note that your walls and ceilings could use some touching up or repainting entirely -- if so, interior painting is in order for 2021. Or, perhaps cleaning and painting your home’s exterior is more pressing. Whatever the case, taking the time to reflect on your home’s current strengths and weaknesses will help you prioritize your project(s) this year.

Give Your Space a Fresh Start

Spring cleaning might be right around the corner, but there’s no need to wait until March or April to clean, declutter, and organize your home. Performing some new year’s cleaning won’t just contribute to this holiday’s sense of renewal -- it can also illuminate a number of issues you didn’t even know existed. Simply put, cleaning up your home will give you a better view of the imperfections present on your walls, floors, trim, and so on. From there, you can prioritize which repairs should take place in the coming months (i.e. drywall repair, paint touch-ups, light carpentry work, etc.).

Look to Current Trends for Inspiration

Even after you’ve determined what needs to get done this year, you might struggle with the specifics, such as painting a room two colors, color and design choices, wallpaper, finishes, and more. If that’s the case, take this opportunity to investigate recent painting trends. Check out our recent post on 2021 painting trends for some inspiration. You’re not obligated to adhere to any of these trends, but knowing what’s popular can help you make more informed decisions this year and beyond.

Sway with the Seasons

One advantage of thinking about your upcoming painting projects from the very start of the year is that it makes it easy to block out spans of time for certain tasks. More specifically, you might try to get most or all of your interior projects taken care of in the first few months of 2021. Then, when things start to warm back up outside, you can shift your focus to exterior painting and other outdoor improvements. If you get everything done by June, you can sit back and enjoy your summer with minimal obligations. And then you can assess your year’s work in the fall and prepare your property for the ensuing winter. Planning your projects in seasonal chunks this way can save you time, money, and a handful of headaches in the long run.

Know Your Limits

Lastly, it’s important to note that while you may be able to handle certain painting tasks yourself, others are best left to the experts. So, as you prioritize your painting projects for the new year, break them down into sections, noting which parts of the process you wish to handle and which aspects require outsourcing. And when in doubt, hire a reliable Raleigh painting service to tackle the entire project.

A new year means a new chance to improve your home’s aesthetic and value -- and a little planning can go a long way. If you need help prioritizing and/or executing your painting projects this year, we at Anderson Painting offer a full range of painting services, free estimates, consultations, and much more. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at info@andersonpaintingnc.com!