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5 Great Home Project Ideas

Authored By: Amber Callahan, Marketing Specialist on 6/4/2020

With all the time we’ve been spending at home recently, the urge to remodel or redecorate is growing stronger every day. It’s the perfect time to start working on home projects you’ve been thinking about but haven’t quite gotten around to! For those with little ones at home, there has never been a better time to create a play area for them. Perhaps a basement game room? Outdoor cinema? Or to keep it a bit simpler, maybe just creating more storage space for less clutter. There are plenty of things you can work on to ensure that your family has a fun and safe summer right at home.

Here are 5 great ideas for home projects in 2020:

Home Gym: With more time to work on ourselves and public gyms being closed, it’s not a bad idea to begin building a home gym! Just a few work out machines, some equipment, fans, anything that you would usually do at the gym you can absolutely do in your home gym.

Game Room: This is especially a great idea for those with kids at home. You can designate a room in your house for a play area, but most commonly game rooms are found in a basement area. Just fill a room with toys and games, so that your kids have a place to play, eat, or watch TV. This will keep them occupied so that they aren’t struggling with boredom, and will also prevent the stress of having clutter everywhere in the house. The kids can learn responsibility as well, when it comes to keeping their space cleaned up. Everybody wins!

Outdoor Cinema: Such a fun idea for people who miss being able to go see movies in theater. Build a summer theater in your back yard! Ideal Home has  some great tips on how to achieve this.

Swimming Pool: Simple, yet just as effective at creating a fun atmosphere for you and your family. Having a swimming pool is another great way to teach kids responsibility, as they can help with the upkeep. It is also a wonderful way to stay cool, safe, and have fun during the summer months.

Home Office: For those who are working from home, a home office is a necessity. It allows for limited distractions and better focus. A home office may also be necessary for kids who are now attending online classes. A quick desk set-up addition to a bedroom is a quick and easy way to create an office space at home.

Secure funding for your Home Projects

Take out a personal loan! OUR Credit Union is offering a Summer Loan Special to help with funds to achieve these projects. This low-rate loan can also be used for consolidating debt if you’ve already begun renovating, or for any other good purpose!

Use your home’s equity. Take advantage of the value in your home with a Home Equity loan from our partner, Mortgage Center. Enjoy a low fixed rate and payment for the life of the loan, as well as flexible terms and loan amounts.

Planning a large renovation project? Mortgage Center also offers a Home Renovation loan that allows you to include your home renovations in your mortgage, eliminating the need to take out a second loan.

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