Spring Home Improvement Guide
The great thing about painting—indoor or outdoor—is that you can completely change the look and feel of your home without having to do major renovations or redecorating. Using tasteful and natural colors can add value to your home by creating mass appeal. You don’t even need to hire professionals - just choose your paint and grab a roller!
2. Kitchen Remodeling
A kitchen remodel is typically one of the most expensive home improvement projects, but shopping smart can reduce costs. For example, simply replacing older appliances with newer ones can add a lot of value to your kitchen. According to Michael Murphy in his book How to Sell Your Home in Good or Bad Times, you can expect to recoup between 70% and 80% of kitchen-remodeling jobs when you sell your house.
3. Bathroom Addition/Remodel
Adding onto your bathroom is crucial if your current bathroom is too small to be functional or if you simply don’t have enough bathrooms for your household. If your bathroom doesn’t need an addition, you can still make huge improvements by replacing the tile, sink, toilet, or shower. Simply repainting or redecorating makes a big difference!
4. Finish Unfinished or Underutilized Spaces
Do you have an empty room in your house that you have been waiting to turn into a library? A gym? A guest bedroom? A home office? Take the opportunity, and make the most of your space!
5. Spruce Up Your Entry
The entrance to your home says a lot about the value of your property. A messy, unkempt entrance is not very welcoming and can be unappealing. Be sure to replace old doors and damaged windows in order to make the most of your entrance. If your door doesn’t need replacing, consider painting it a fresh new color that compliments your existing color scheme.
Landscaping your yard also makes your home more welcoming, and most importantly, it enhances the curb appeal of your property!
Click here for an article from This Old House on improving curb appeal
7. Deck Addition or Improvement
A deck can add a lot of value to a house because it creates extra space for entertaining. If you already have one, make sure it is big enough for people to actually use and enjoy. If size isn’t a problem, make sure it’s clean, undamaged, and tastefully furnished.
At this point you may be thinking of all of the home improvement projects you would like to undertake,
but you don’t have a lump sum of money set aside to make them happen.
Athens Federal can help with a personal loan or home equity line of credit
All loans subject to credit approval and loan guidelines. Contact a loan officer for more details.