There’s no denying that everybody loves updating their home from time to time. And while remodeling and renovating your home can make it more appealing, it can also increase your home’s value. From painting to refinishing doors and stairs, there are a lot of things that you can do to improve your home’s value and curb appeal. However, not all updates are created equal, and some can even reduce the sale price of your home. Luckily, we are here to show you various home updates that will surely increase your home’s value.


Applying a fresh coat of paint is not only a great idea, but it’s also the most affordable home update you can do. With minimal investment for materials and a low learning curve, everybody can redo their home’s paint. Painting is easy, fast, and drastically improves the value of your property. And if you feel overwhelmed, you can always hire a professional to do all the work for you.

But while most people focus solely on the exterior walls, they forget about the rest of their house. Why stop there, when you could repaint the ceiling, doors, and windows in a day’s work? Just remember to properly match the colors and avoid anything too eccentric that might turn off potential buyers.


Even though most people focus on painting their home, refinishing doors, stairs, and cabinets is as important as the former. And while you could handle those projects yourself, it’s usually a better idea to rely on professional contractors.


Front doors are constantly exposed to the elements such as sun, rain, and snow. As a result, your front door will start peeling and flaking, losing most of its original paint in the process. And since first impressions matter the most, you want to impress potential buyers with a good-looking front door. In other words, refinishing your entry door is a must, especially if you want to sell your home. Mike’s can bring your sun-damaged, peeling, and flaking exterior entry door back to life! Both wood AND fiberglass doors can be stripped (if necessary), sanded, and refinished to bring back curb appeal. Doors, sidelights, and frames can be stained or painted to your custom color selection.


Refinishing your stairs not only offers guests and potential buyers a great first impression but also provides a great return on investment. From changing the carpet to repainting the handrail, there are a lot of improvements that can transform your old staircase. Additionally, keeping hardwoods looking good retains the value of your home.


Similar to entry doors, cabinets withstand a lot of wear and tear during their lifetime. Therefore, they are prone to peeling, flaking, and staining, drastically reducing their appearance. However, a fresh coat of paint and a finish can make any old cabinet look brand new. At Mike’s Decorating our crew will remove all your doors, and drawers and bring them back to our shop to help eliminate dust and debris in your home. The cabinets will be sanded, caulked, and primed to prepare for the high-quality, flawless finish coat applied in our enclosed spray booth.

The Bottom Line

All in all, home updates can not only improve the curb appeal of your home but can also increase its value. From painting to refinishing, you can easily turn your house into a sought-after property. And if things become overwhelming, you can always rely on Mike’s Decorating and Painting for all your home improvement needs. With over two decades of experience, we specialize in residential painting, refinishing doors, stairs, cabinets, and drywall services. And thanks to our highly dedicated and trained team, we can turn every dream project into a reality.

So why waste your time and money doing everything by yourself? With Mike’s Decorating and Painting, you can relax knowing that your house is in good hands.