Now's the Time to Improve Your Home

If home is where the heart is, then the last thing you want to do is move! Especially if you’ve lived in your home for a number of years and built a plethora of memories. Instead of packing up and moving to obtain your dream home, just renovate with these tips!

Make Your Home Renovation a Success

When you start a project, you aim to succeed. Check out these tips on how to ensure your home renovation project (or projects!) is a success at the end of the day.

First, you must have a plan of action. Yes, there will be surprises along the way. Things will come up during a remodeling project. But you can plan ahead with the types of materials you wish to use (i.e., granite countertops, vinyl siding, etc.), as well as how much money you wish to spend. Just remember to leave some cushion for emergencies that do arise so that you don’t go over budget.

Second, find the best combination of budget-friendly and highly experienced when it comes to who you hire to complete your home renovations. While you don’t want to spend your life savings, you also don’t want to choose someone who doesn’t know what he’s doing or only has a year under his belt. Try to select someone with at least three years experience and don’t be afraid to ask around for recommendations. Word of mouth is the best advertising.

Also, when it’s time to start your home renovation, make sure all valuables are packed away safely, and the room that is being worked on is blocked off from small children in the home. If needed, consider staying with family or friends if the project will take a week or two to complete.

*A home equity loan is not for everyone—and that’s OK! This is why we offer a home improvement loan for customers who wish to expand, improve or repair their home or property and need the funds to do so. Contact us today to learn more about our home improvement loan to see if this is the best option for you!*