NBSB Shares Home Improvement Projects to Meet Present-Day Needs

During recent months, being at home more than usual has made millions of Americans take the plunge and embark on some home improvement projects. Whether you simply have the itch to make a change, your home no longer meets your needs, or the fixing up your home office has taken a new high priority, now is a great time to make your home exactly how you want it.

North Brookfield Savings Bank takes pride in helping our customers to make their home improvement dreams possible. Our Consumer Lending and Mortgage Lending teams can help you find the perfect loan product to fit your upgrade goals, whether it be an equity loan or line, or a personal loan for a small project.

Here are some great projects to consider tackling to increase the comfort and appeal of your home.


Home Office
The home office has quickly become a necessary room for many people who find themselves with work-from-home responsibilities. Adding a separation between work and life is essential to efficiency and success with work-from-home arrangements. Maybe you simply want to refresh an existing office with built-in storage options. Or you may need to add a new wall, door, or entire new room for your office space to allow for privacy and focus.


Patio / Deck
Some of the easiest renovations and upgrades that can be made are for the exterior of the home. These renovations are often less disruptive to the internal workings of a home and add outdoor living space that can be utilized in various ways. Plus, adding a patio or deck to your home can increase the value of your home should you decide to sell in the future.


A new school year is rapidly approaching and as many parents prepare to either homeschool or help their children with distance-learning, a dedicated classroom space, the kids’ office if you will, would be a great change that could help kids focus on their school work and create a sense of structure.


Extra Bedrooms
As this extended time at home together continues, many families might find that adding on a bedroom or two to separate children is a must. This can give everyone their own dedicated space with privacy, ultimately helping to keep the peace among siblings and family members.


Maybe you have always wanted to add a mudroom or maybe now that everyone is trudging in and out of the house all day long, tracking dirt everywhere, you realize that now is just the time to make it happen. Rooms like mudrooms can be great spaces in the home to safely remove outerwear, take off dirty shoes, hand bags and coats, and store delivered packages. It keeps things tidy and eliminates dirt and germs from being tracked throughout your everyday living spaces.


If a traditional home renovation is too pricey, a good alternative that many people have been undertaking is renovating pre-built sheds. These structures can be purchased for less than building and can be used for a lot more than just storage of your garden tools. Many inventive people have turned them into offices, classrooms, workout rooms, and social spaces for their kids. Some have even jumped on the tiny living band wagon going so far as to convert larger sheds into full tiny homes. Sheds can be assembled quickly on site and avoids the stress, time commitment and higher cost of a traditional renovation.


With some of the lowest interest rates in years, now is a great time to invest in a home, refinance, or borrow money for renovations. North Brookfield Savings Bank is here to help you improve, grow, build or buy your home with a variety or mortgage options or a personal loan. No matter your home goals we’re here to help. Contact us today to get started on your next project!