Ways to Improve Your Home

Improve Your HomeSpring is the perfect time to get your home looking its best. These simple and affordable ideas will help you de-clutter and add long term value.

#1 — Organize Your Closet.
First, dig in and toss or donate what you don’t use or wear. Second, talk to a local contractor to help with design ideas. Once you find the right fit, make a list of appropriate components and create new, more usable space.

#2 — Take Back Your Garage.
If you have a no-car garage because of all the clutter you store, try a starter kit complete with panels, shelves and brackets, or visit your local hardware store for specific storage units such as sports, work centers and more.

#3 — Replace Old Windows.
If you’ve been avoiding replacement of leaky or tough to open windows, you can add value and save on energy by making the investment now…before it’s an emergency.

#4 — Update Your Lighting.
For a quick update to your home, replace outdated fixtures – particularly in prominent places. To get a feel for styles, visit your local retailers, and, of course, look for Energy Star ratings when making your purchase.

#5 — Give Your Cabinets a Facelift.
A new coat of paint on kitchen cabinets, combined with new knobs and handles, can refresh your whole living space. Add touches by painting the interiors contrasting colors, or glass panes to solid doors and bead board for texture.

And, for help financing your spring home improvement projects, turn to Iowa State Bank…we’re here to help no matter what the season!