5 great home improvement projects

Spring is upon us, and now is a great time to take advantage of the cooler weather to spruce up your home. We have five great home improvement projects you can do while the sun is shining.

1) Repave your driveway.

Is your driveway showing signs of erosion? It may be time to repave it. If you'd like to repave your driveway this year, you’ll get much better adhering now than you would during colder months. You won’t get good results if you pave when it’s raining or snowing.

2) Deck it out.

Are you looking to add an inviting space for friends and family to gather? Building a deck will give you extra space and add value to your home. According to Jessica Piha of porch.com, you can build a deck from as little as $1,000. Already have a deck? Spruce it up by refinishing it or adding an awning.

3) Paint your house.

The temperature, weather and convenience of spring make it a great time to paint your home. Giving your house a new color can give it a whole new look and add value if you ever want to sell.

4) Winterize.

When the weather is still nice, winter is the last thing you want to think about, but you don’t want to wait until the last minute to winterize. “A well-insulated home can be beneficial for you in many ways,” says John Smith, home improvement and DIY expert for lifeadvancer.com. Get a head start by checking insulation, sealing air leaks and cleaning air filters.

5) Find your green thumb.

Spring is a great time to landscape your home or plant a garden. Gardening also boasts great health benefits from relieving stress to providing moderate exercise. Landscaping also adds value to your home, and gardening provides healthy food you can share with family and neighbors.

Taking care of these easy, inexpensive projects during the spring will free up your time later this year to work on major indoor projects, like kitchen renovations. When you’re ready for major home improvements, a home equity loan or line of credit may be the best way to finance your renovation.

If you’re considering a larger project this spring, using the valuable equity you’ve built in your home to accomplish your goals might be a good idea. Call 1-888-884-4626 to learn more about our fixed loan rate and ChoiceLine home equity line of credit (HELOC) options or visit our home equity loans page.