Doesn’t it seem like you didn’t notice how much you hated that paint color or how cramped your kitchen was until you were home all. the. time?
The pandemic not only led us to zero in on our home’s imperfections, but it’s also made DIY one of the safest activities to pass the time. If you're looking to make a big impact fast, here are some beginner projects that can be done in as little as a weekend:
- Replace cabinet hardware. This is a great warm-up project to get you started! Upgrade your kitchen inexpensively by replacing your cabinets’ pulls or knobs. This easy switch out can usually be done in a day – it’s typically as simple as unscrewing old hardware and installing the new.
- Install crown molding. Buyers love to see crown molding and for good reason…it really elevates your rooms and makes them feel more custom. No longer just for the tops of walls, crown molding can be added to upper cabinets, in entryways, around fireplace mantels, and more. Depending on how much you’re installing, this project can be easily done quickly with just a few inexpensive tools.
- Put on a fresh coat of paint. Doesn’t it seem like there’s not much a new coat of paint can’t fix? Look at all the places that paint may be able to breathe in new life – from updating wood paneling, to giving cabinets a new look, to adding an accent wall.
- Easy bathroom updates. Projects that can make all the difference include switching out your vanity, changing your faucet or other fixtures, and re-grouting tile.
If the upgrades you’ve been hoping to make seem out of reach, don’t write them off just yet. Home rates are at historic lows, making it more affordable than ever to use your built-up equity towards improvements.
For a limited time only, tackle your next upgrade with a home equity rate as low as 3.75% APR.* Plus, pay no closing costs, which are typically 2-5% of the loan amount when charged by other lenders. Apply online today!
*APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Subject to approval. Rate is based on the WSJ Prime Rate and is subject to change quarterly. Loan amount is based on credit qualifications and LTV. Offer not available for refinances of existing R-G home equity loans. Property insurance required; flood insurance may be required. Offer subject to end at any time. May not be combined with other offers. Contact the credit union for details. Membership eligibility required. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender.