It could be that something was added to the front of the home or repairs were made that suggest new paint be applied - caulking around windows, a new entry door, a new storm or screen door, improvements to the entry porch, and similar types of changes.
The method of applying the paint - brushed on, rolled, padded, or sprayed - is not important, but the end result is. Take any room or area of the home, or anyplace on the home exterior (even all of it), and once it's painted it takes on a new look. Not unlike getting a haircut or new hair style or finding an outfit that we feel really good about wearing, paint does this for our homes and those of our clients. It updates and sets it apart. It makes us notice the homes in a fresh, new, and different way - a better, updated way.
The paint can be just a new application of the existing color to brighten and refresh the area in question, or it can dramatically change the appearance with a bolder or brighter shade of the color that was there. It could a totally new color.
Regardless, of many walls are done or what colors are used, painting is an activity that has so many positive benefits and requires no construction to complete. As such, it is a relatively inexpensive improvement.
Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, CEAC, SHSS, is a licensed Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist-Master Instructor and best-selling author of universal design books. To learn about this and other programs for aging-in-place or universal design, visit stevehoffacker.com or call 561-685-5555. Also, check out the "Aging & Accessibility" groups on Facebook and LinkedIn.