With many people spending a lot of time at home, why not start tackling projects around your house and yard that can make your home setting more comfortable and attractive? Your Credit Union can help you get the creative juices flowing with 5 DIY home renovation projects to tackle this summer.
1. Power Wash Exterior Surfaces
Have you ever stared at your sidewalk, back porch, or the siding of your home and thought that it’s seen better days? The solution might actually be simpler than you think. Power washers are affordable to rent from most home and hardware stores. This will allow you to rejuvenate the exterior surfaces of your home in one weekend afternoon. And you might be blown away by how new everything looks afterwards!
2. Try New Paint Colors
What better time to experiment with the colors in your home? Wall colors can be very important to the mood of a room. If you’ve been dying for a change, pick up some new colors and let your creativity run wild. Be sure you properly prepare your walls and other home surfaces for the painting process, including using the right primers and covering all surfaces to avoid paint drips and splatter.
3. Rejuvenate Your Flooring
Few things give the impression of an aging home more than scuffed or worn floors. Whether you have hardwood, carpet, or tiling, there are a variety of options like sanding and polishing, replacing stained carpets, or applying new vinyl tiles in place of the old to revitalize your floors. Be sure to do your research from DIY resources online, and consult a professional at your local home and hardware store before diving in.
4. Rework Your Backyard
Backyards are the perfect place for homeowners to express their tastes and build an environment where your family and guests can spend time. Update the outdoor furniture, set aside space for a garden, or add new lighting and accent fixtures like bird feeders. Craft the space into your own outdoor oasis.
5. Spruce Up Your Bathroom
Bathroom renovations can come with a significant price tag, but you can make smaller changes to the overall aesthetic of your bathroom at a more affordable price. Updating fixtures like your shower head or sink faucet can go a long way towards modernizing the space. Find new, updated cabinets that fit into the same mounting holes to save yourself from extra hassle. With a few modest changes, you can make your bathroom feel reinvigorated.
DIY home projects help us save money, and can also be a great way to connect with our families. Looking forward to making more substantial home improvements? Your Credit Union can help with great interest rates on Home Equity Loans. Contact one of our branch offices today to get started!