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Fall Home Improvement Projects


fall_houseFall Home Improvement Projects


It’s officially autumn – time to enjoy colorful leaves and cooler weather! And while falling temperatures may be beckoning you inside, it doesn’t mean you have to stop making improvements around the house. We’ve got a few great ideas for upgrades you can make to your home this fall, which are also likely to add value to your property in the long run.


Whether you have a little time or a lot, you can find a project that’s right for you:


  • Interior updates
    A fresh coat of paint, some new lighting, or a new mudroom-style entry are simple, cost-effective changes that make big improvements in both aesthetics and function. You and your guests can enjoy it now, and if you sell your house later, you’ll find many buyers appreciating these enhancements as well.
  • Replace windows
    Save on your heating bill with updated, energy-efficient windows to keep drafts out during the winter.
  • Repair the roof
    If your home is more than about 10-15 years old, and you think you may want to sell in the next couple of years, it’s a good idea to have the roof checked to be sure everything is in good condition. Making any necessary repairs now could extend its life, and give future buyers peace of mind. Plus, you won’t have to worry about leaks during the winter months.
  • Finish the basement
    A cozy living space downstairs makes a great retreat for family movie-watching, play spaces for the kids, and more. Build in an extra bedroom or two, plus a full bath, and your home’s value could increase dramatically.
  • A room addition
    Feel like tackling a bigger project? Small additions may be completed quickly, and can have a big effect on your home’s functionality – as well as its value in the future. A functional office, an expanded or relocated laundry room, and an extra living space all make great choices, and are valuable to buyers.


Need financial help?

Major home renovations may require a little extra cash flow. A Horizon Bank advisor can consult with you to determine the options that are best and most cost-effective for your particular needs. From a home equity line to a small personal loan, we can help equip you to maximize your investment in your home.


For Sensible Advice on how to approach your fall home improvement project, stop by your local Horizon Bank branch, or contact us today at 888-873-2640.



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