Ask Away...: Brilliant Ways To Finance Dream Home Improvements

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Brilliant Ways To Finance Dream Home Improvements


Do you drool over the beautiful homes that you see on the television and in magazines? It is unlikely that many of us will ever be able to afford a mansion in Beverly Hills, but we can try to create a palace in our meagre homes. There are small projects such as decorating that will improve the look of the interior and exterior of our property. Or there are significant construction projects to extend the house. Here are some of the most popular upgrades for you to think about.


      A new kitchen is within the financial reach of most people. If the installation is to a high-standard and using top quality materials, it can add a few thousand to the value of your home.

      A new bathroom will make the house attractive to buyers should you ever decide to sell. The cost of the project is usually comparable to that of a kitchen, but it all depends on the extent of the renovations.

      Conservatories are desirable extensions to suburban homes the length and breadth of the country. You haven’t made it until you fit a conservatory!

      Alfresco entertainment area. People are turning to their garden for entertainment and the products by companies such as Patio Living are inspirational. Imagine a roof over your brand new decking and folding doors so that you can enclose the space when the outside temperature drops; that sounds ideal to me.

      A loft conversion could add many rooms to your house relatively cheaply. When you consider what you get for the extra investment, it is an attractive project.

      Build an extension to your home to enlarge the existing rooms. It is an expensive option, but that should reflect in the value of your home.

As you can see, there is a vast choice of improvements that will enhance your property. Let’s investigate a few ways you can pay for them.

The first step is to consider whether you can save up and pay for them out of your pocket. You will have to cut back on daily expenses and make the most of your money. It could take years to get enough capital for the upgrades; perhaps finance is a practical solution instead.

Secured loans are a suitable way to fund the changes. You must be confident that you can meet the repayments because your home is at risk if you fall behind. The good news is that lenders are more likely to advance the cash if they know their money is safe.


Unsecured loans are fantastic if you qualify for one. The lender has little or no leverage on your property if your circumstances take a downturn.


Spreading the cost of the improvements with an extension to your mortgage will increase your monthly payments and you will have to pay a lot of interest on the sum. It is often the only avenue open to people making structural changes to their homes because the cost is high.


Never take a payday loan if you can help it. They are the worst form of credit, and the unscrupulous collection methods could affect your happiness. Many people would agree with me that their activities border on criminal. Don’t fall for the advertisements promoting the benefits of short-term loans.


There are options open to you, as you can see. You will need a clean credit history and enough income to repay the debt. Then you can set to work on the alterations that will make you happy. Best of all, you can make your neighbours jealous. We have to get our pleasure where we can.

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