For many homeowners, spring brings the urge to begin DIY home improvement projects. But where should you begin? A great place to start is with (1) a plan of what you want to update and (2) a budget to achieve your plan. To help, we’ve laid out a few home improvement ideas to help you add value to your home just in time for spring.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
Updating the paint in your home is like a breath of fresh air. Whether it’s an accent wall or an entire room, picking the perfect color can sometimes be challenging. While neutral colors are great options, consider the statement a bold color could make. Whatever color you decide to paint, be sure that your décor (current or new) will compliment your freshly painted walls. Check out this article from The Spruce for tips on choosing the right color for you. If you’re on a budget, consider painting single accent walls in various rooms to spread the color throughout your home, or use a paint calculator to determine an accurate estimate of how much paint you’ll need to purchase for your specific project.
Upgrading the Kitchen
Kitchens are the heart of a home—it’s the place we gather to cook and often eat—and giving it a refresher often tops to-do lists. If a full kitchen remodel is too expensive, there are several DIY projects you can tackle to completely remake your kitchen that won’t break the bank. If your cabinets are in good condition, a new paint color could change the entire look of your kitchen. Replacing outdated hardware on your cupboards and drawers, replacing light fixtures, or adding some peel-and-stick backsplash will also give your kitchen a fresh look.
Landscaping your backyard can be a simple—or elaborate—DIY project. Turn your backyard into the place to be during the warmer months by adding a few plants and outdoor furniture. Or, you could go a bit bigger and upgrade your patio with pavers (which might take longer than a weekend). Check out this Better Homes & Gardens article for inspiration, no matter your budget.
Refreshing the Floors
Upgrading your floors doesn’t have to be a dreaded task—especially if you’ve budgeted for this upgrade. In fact, with many home improvement stores (such as Home Depot and Lowes) offering installation services, the only tough decision you’ll have to make is what type of flooring you want to use! This article provides great flooring ideas—from simple to complex—to help get you started.
No matter what DIY home improvement project you choose, the most crucial thing to consider is the price tag and how you plan to pay for your upgrades. For large, intensive tasks such as putting a pool in the backyard or replacing your roof, a Home Equity Line of Credit may be the better option. However, for smaller projects like those mentioned above, the Visa® Platinum CashBack Plus Credit Card could be just what you need. Plus, you’ll earn points with every purchase. Schedule an appointment to get started today!