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Home Update Priorities for 2022


If you are trying to keep up with home trends or if you have a home improvement project coming up, you’ll want to be aware of what home improvements are trending now. Post-pandemic homeowners have an entirely different perspective on home ownership and what is important. This is definitely being reflected in the home improvement trends that are popping up this year. If you are financing home renovations, you will want to make sure you get a lot of bang for your buck. Let’s take a look at what other homeowners are doing now.


In decades past, homes were often a way to show our social or financial status. Today, homeowners are far more concerned about sustainability than they are about showing off or keeping up with the Jones’s. One of the most popular ways you can make your home more sustainable is by installing solar panels. Solar energy is clean and affordable once you get past the initial expenses of installation and getting on the grid.

Taking your home solar is an investment you will reap benefits from for years to come.

Sustainability is also showing up in the way families are planning out their landscaping. Creating a beautiful outdoor area that is both functional and beneficial to the environment is important. If you are considering low interest loans to improve your home, using the money to go solar is a great investment.

Better Safety Features

Families are also focusing more on making their homes safer and healthier. Post-pandemic families are realizing the importance of creating a clean home environment. Upgrades like HVAC with air filtration are becoming popular, as well as water filtration systems to purify drinking water.

There is also an increase in multi-generational homes, which means families are customizing their homes to be safe for their elderly relatives.

Multifunction Rooms

While we were spending so much time at home during lockdowns, families began to realize the need for rooms in the home to be multifunctional. Kitchens needed to be offices, and living rooms needed to be classrooms.

Renovating rooms to serve better for multiple purposes is a great way to make your space more effective and efficient.

Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

Post-pandemic families are also realizing the pleasures and money savings to be had by simply staying home. You can still have a great time without going out. A great time is even better when you have a beautiful outdoor space.

Updating or creating outdoor living spaces increases the value of your home, increases the amount of room you and your family have to spread out, and creates space for events such as parties and get-togethers.

Contact OUR Credit Union today or visit online to learn how they can help you with your upcoming home projects.

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