Home Renovation Tips to Improve Value and Comfort



Whether you’re comfortable in your home, or you’re considering putting it on the market, taking on renovations can be an expenditure that pays off in the long run. It’s almost impossible to find a house that has everything you need already built into it, so renovating and remodeling can help you curate your ideal home. And if you choose to sell your house down the road, these renovations can help drive up its value and bring in more potential buyers.


If you’re interested in tackling a home renovation, here are a few places to start:


  • Upgrading your kitchen.  The kitchen is often considered the hearth of the home; it’s a gathering place when you have company, and it’s where you feed yourself and your family. Additionally, many home buyers look at the kitchen first when scouting out prospective homes. Upgrading your appliances, cabinetry, lighting, and even small additions like a new stove backsplash can make a huge difference in your life.


  • New landscaping for your front and back yards.  “Curb appeal” is a term often used in real estate, and when it comes to the exterior of your home, having curb appeal can drastically increase your home’s value. Even the most basic landscaping updates can make a difference; you don’t necessarily have to hire a professional to make your front and back yard look lovely. Adding a fresh coat of paint to the exterior of a home can also help increase value.


  • Improve upon your bathrooms.  Your bedroom and bathroom are your personal space, and it’s important to create a comforting oasis for yourself. Consider upgrading your bathroom with new shower heads, tile, countertops, and faucets; if you have a professional install new heads and faucets, ask how you can make your water usage more eco-friendly to save on bills.


  • Consider a personal loan.  Polam offers personal loans that can help you cover the costs of any home renovations you might have. If you’re interested in making changes to your home and need financing, visit one of our branches or contact one of our loan specialists, and we’ll help you get the ball rolling.