One of the most appealing aspects of moving into a new home is the thought of gradually making the place your own. When inspecting potential properties to purchase, you see the place as a blank canvas that’s prime for a makeover.
Understandably, one of the most obvious and immediate jobs to take care of is (usually) painting the interior walls.
Whether looking to radically change the color scheme or simply freshen things up with a lick of paint, it’s a task that typically takes priority. But given the upheaval involved in relocating, wouldn’t it be better to paint your new home before you move in?
As with most things, there are two schools of thought on this issue. Some see painting prior to moving in as pointless, while others say there’s really no better thing you can do.
From a purely objective perspective, there are undoubtedly pros and cons to the whole thing. Though it’s fair to say that in both instances, you’ll find it a whole lot easier with a team of pro painters on board!
The Pros of Painting Before You Move in
Arguments in favor of painting before you move in are easy to understand. Firstly, there’s the fact that painting ahead of time means the convenience of having little to no furniture in your new home. It’s predominantly an empty space, which is by far the easiest type of space to paint.
With no furniture, fixtures or decorative extras, there’s nothing to get in your way. There’s also nothing to damage, nothing to trip over and nothing to slow you down. Ultimately, you could end up getting the job done in record-time and without the risk of damaging any of your property.
Speaking of things getting in your way, painting interiors in advance means keeping the rest of the family (pets included) out of the danger zone. Just you and whoever else you enlist for the job can have free run of the entire place, which can again make it a much simpler job to tackle.
On top of this, there’s the undeniable pleasure of being able to move into your new home in pristine condition. Something that can make one of the most exciting transitions in life even more enjoyable. On the day you formally move in, your home is already gleaming with a crisp coat of paint in your preferred color scheme.
Then there’s the not-so insignificant issue of paint’s signature ‘fragrance’ to take into account. Not such a big deal for some, but practically intolerable for others. By painting in advance, you can fully air out your new home so it’s fresh as can be by the time you move in.
The Pros of Painting After You Move in
All well and good, but what about the potential downsides of painting in advance? Or should that be, the potential advantages of painting after you have moved in?
Perhaps the biggest advantage of painting at a later stage is the way in which it gives you time to carefully consider and reconsider your choice of colors. Once you have moved your furniture, fixtures and decorative items into your new home, it could completely transform the way you interpret its interior aesthetic.
In addition, you won’t know until you move in how your new interior spaces look at different times of day. Depending on how much natural light is making its way into your interiors, the walls and even the ceilings could look completely different. This again is something that you may need to factor in, when coming up with your final color scheme.
Lastly, some argue that painting after you move in provides you with the opportunity to take your time. Rather than rushing the job and risking an unsatisfactory finish, you can handle things step by step to ensure you get the job done right. You can also enlist the rest of the family to lend a hand – many hands making light work, as they say.
Why Not Hire Help?
In both instances, the quickest and easiest way to create your dream interior aesthetic is to hire the pros. At Homm CPS, we provide a comprehensive range of interior home painting services of unbeatable quality and value for money.
If preferred, we can give the indoor spaces of your new home a transformative makeover before you move in. Alternatively, our team can visit your home at any convenient time and date after your relocation, in order to get the job done at your convenience.
Call anytime for an obligation-free consultation, or to learn more about the services we provide at Homm CPS.