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5 Popular Home Improvement Projects

As the winter months will soon be coming to a close, it’s not too early to start thinking of home improvement projects you want to get done this spring or summer. From small projects like wallpaper replacements to larger projects such as roofing restorations, home improvements are not only physically appealing, but they also can add value to your home. While you may not have the money or time to silence every noise, patch every crack, and upgrade every appliance, here’s a list of popular home improvement projects you may want to consider starting with.

FLOORS AND CEILINGS

Simple yet important, one of the most popular home improvement tasks homeowners like to tackle are floors and ceilings. As they are magnets for dirt, dust, and stains, fixing up your floors and ceilings is a great way to improve the aesthetic look of your home. In 2017, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies reported that 5.2 million homeowners upgraded their carpeting, flooring, paneling or ceiling tiles.

ROOFING

Don’t wait until your roof starts leaking to consider fixing it up or replacing it. While it’s not cheap, one thing several people across America do every year is to replace their roof. Last year (2019) the average cost to replace an asphalt roof was around $22,000 and replacing a metal roof was around $38,000. Although it can be costly, the roof is an integral part of your home so it’s better to take care of it before it’s too late. A fun fact to note is, the typical lifespan of a roof is right around 25 years but it’s a general rule to get your roof inspected around every three years.

KITCHEN APPLIANCES

In some homes, the kitchen can be considered the heart of the home. Upgrading your kitchen appliances like your dishwasher and garbage disposal will keep your kitchen running like clockwork. It’s only fair that you take care of the parts of your kitchen that never take the day off. Other minor kitchen remodeling projects can include replacing or updating your countertops, backsplashes, and cabinets.

WINDOWS AND DOORS

Stay comfortable in your home by making sure your windows and doors are up to date. Replacing your windows and doors can ensure that drafts stay out and the air you want, whether It’s warm or cold, can stay in your home. This project won’t just keep you comfy, it may help you save on your energy bill. In addition, this project can also help boost your curb appeal.

BATHROOM

From a new shower to replacing vanities, and everything in between. Fixing up your bathroom is one of the more fun projects when it comes to making home improvements. Sprucing up your bathroom can help add value to your home and making minor changes normally don’t tend to be too costly.

While this is just a small sample size of improvements you can do to your home note that here are loan options like 203(k) loans that can help you give your home TLC it needs. We want to know, what projects are at the top of your home improvement list? If you’re thinking about doing some home improvements feel free to contact one of our loan officers today, as they may be able to help you get a loan so you can do the upgrades you need without breaking the bank.