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May is National Home Improvement Month, a perfect time for homeowners to embrace the spirit of renewal and make enhancements to their living spaces. Whether you’re planning a major renovation or just a few minor updates, this month offers a great opportunity to tackle those projects you’ve been postponing. In this blog, we’ll explore what Home Improvement Month means, provide some inspiring ideas for updating your space, and offer tips to make your projects successful.

Home Improvement Month was established to encourage homeowners to improve their homes, enhancing enjoyment and boosting property value. This is the time to act on those home improvement tasks you’ve considered but haven’t started. Retailers often offer special deals on tools and materials, and contractors and designers might promote their services with discounts or special offers.

House Construction Framing Gradating Into Finished Kitchen Build.

Project Ideas for Home Improvement Month

  • Revamp Your Outdoor Space: With warmer weather on the way, consider extending your living space outdoors. Simple projects like adding a new patio area, planting a garden, or installing outdoor lighting can transform your backyard into a relaxing retreat.
  • Upgrade Your Kitchen or Bathroom: These areas offer the most bang for your buck. Even small changes, like new fixtures, updated lighting, or fresh cabinet hardware, can make a big difference.
  • Refresh Your Walls: A new paint color in your living room, bedroom, or kitchen can change the ambiance. Choose vibrant colors to boost energy or softer tones for a calming effect.
  • Improve Home Efficiency: Replace older windows with energy-efficient models, add more insulation, or install a smart thermostat to save on energy bills and make your home more environmentally friendly.
  • Declutter and Organize: Not all improvements require construction. Simply getting rid of clutter and organizing your space can significantly enhance how your home looks and feels.
Before And After Of Modern Kitchen Apartment Room In Renovated House

Tips for a Successful Home Improvement Month

  • Plan Ahead: Make a list of the projects you want to tackle. Prioritize them based on your budget, the time each project will take, and the impact it will have on your living space.
  • Set a Budget: Keep track of all expenses to avoid overspending. Look for sales and discounts, especially during this month, to stretch your budget further.
  • Seek Professional Help: For larger projects, consider hiring professionals. They can ensure that the job is done safely and to your satisfaction.
  • Stay Safe: Always follow safety guidelines when using tools and materials. Wear protective gear and make sure your work area is safe and well-equipped.

Introducing the High Advance Rehab Loan

Ready to undertake a major renovation project? Oak Leaf Community Mortgage’s High Advance Rehab Loan offers the substantial financial backing you need. Designed for homeowners and investors aiming for significant property transformations, this loan allows you to renovate and enhance your property’s value and appeal. Whether you’re updating a residential property or revitalizing a multi-unit space, our High Advance Rehab Loan is your key to unlocking potential.

High Advance Rates:

Obtain a greater advance rate of your property’s post-renovation value, providing substantial funds for your project.

Tailored Terms:

We offer varied term lengths and competitive interest rates to suit your project timeline and budget.

Flexible Use:

Ideal for large-scale renovations, structural changes, major upgrades, and more.

Streamlined Funding:

Access funds in phases aligned with project milestones to ensure a smooth renovation process.

Why Choose Oak Leaf Community Mortgage?

  • Expertise: With years of experience and a deep understanding of the market, our team provides expert advice tailored to your needs.
  • Innovation: We offer a range of products, including our unique “Buy Now Sell Later” Loan Program, designed to give you an edge in today’s market.
  • Community Focus: We believe in strengthening communities. Our roots in the Midwest drive us to understand and meet your local needs.
  • Personal Touch: We’re not just lenders; we’re your neighbors, here to support you every step of the way.

Home Improvement Month is a great opportunity to breathe new life into your home.

Whether you’re planning a major remodel or just sprucing up some areas, May is the perfect time to get started. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work! With Oak Leaf Community Mortgage, powered by North Shore Trust and Savings, by your side, your home improvement dreams can become a reality. What projects will you start this month?