Easy and Affordable Home Improvement Projects for the Home-bound

In this season of change, many of us are working from home and home-bound on the weekends. This is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of this great spring weather and complete some of those to-do projects on your home improvement list! The best part… many of these projects are an easy and affordable way to add more appeal to your home for you and potential future buyers! Check out these easy and affordable home improvement projects to complete while enjoying time at home.

Easy Landscaping Projects

Spring is the perfect time to clean up those flowers beds and prep for beautiful summer plants.  Do you have some bushes or flowers you have been meaning to dig up? Now is the perfect time to tackle those big projects you have been putting off. Get the whole family outside to pull weeds, mulch and give your landscaping a fresh, clean look.

You will be ready to add lots of flowers and potted plants this summer! If you live in an area with lots of bugs, you can make your outdoor living space more inviting by choose herbs and flowers that repel mosquitos and other outdoor pests. Try lemon grass, magnolia, basil and mint leaves. This will also provide some fresh herbs for cooking and cocktails all summer long. Check out this video from HGTV for tips on the best plants and herbs to repel bugs.

Landscaping panorama of home garden. Scenic view of landscaped garden in backyard. Landscape design with plants and flowers at residential house. Scenery of natural landscaping area in summer.

Powerwash Your House: 

If you live in South Central PA, you know your home withstands a lot from the elements throughout the year. Give your siding and other outdoor areas, such as children’s play sets, your wood deck or patio, a quick and thorough cleaning with a powerwasher. If you don’t have a power washer, considering borrowing from a neighbor. Just be sure to disinfect before and after using anything borrowed. You can also get a refurbished powerwasher at the Home Depot for as low as $99.00.


Cleaning wooden deck with pressure washer

Paint a Room:

One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to upgrade the look of your home is to add paint!

Do you happen to have paint at home from other projects? We recently updated a guest room by re-purposing the navy and beige paint we used in a kid’s room. If you want to buy new paint, Hardware Stores are still open and many are taking phone orders and offering curbside pick up.

You can also paint your doors and shutters to give an immediate update to your home’s curb appeal. Thankfully paint is a simple and affordable home improvement making this a great are to go with a more trendy design and color. Bold is still the name of the game for paint colors in 2020. Check out the top paint colors of 2020 as told by Interior Designers.

Young couple painting walls in their new house, do it yourself concept

Install a Programmable Thermostat :

We are all looking for opportunities to save money. This is an indoor project that will save you money all year round. A programmable thermostat gives you the ability to determine when you want your heating and cooling systems to turn on, especially when you are not at home. By programming your thermostat, you are not heating or cooling your home when no one is in it. If you are planning a family hike/outing, you can set your heat or air to turn off when you leave in the morning and turn on an hour before you get home. Prices vary from $30 – $100. Check out Amazon to find the right choice for your budget.

Saving money, home loan, mortgage, a property investment for future concept : A man hand putting money coin over small residence house and money bag with nature background. A sustainable investment.

We are experiencing unprecedented times. BUT… we are all in this together! If you are feeling stressed about your finances right now, contact our staff to discuss what options are available to help you. Your credit union is still here, ready and waiting to serve you!