How Are You Going To Pay For That Decorating Project?

How Are You Going To Pay For That Decorating Project?
Every couple of years your house starts to look tired. It’s time for a makeover but your bank balance has other ideas. Home improvements are incredibly expensive but there comes a point where you can’t put it off anymore. There’s a lot that you can do yourself which will save you a big chunk of money but you’ll still have to pay for materials and there are some things that you shouldn’t risk doing for yourself. If you’ve already checked your finances and decided that you simply can’t afford to do all of that work, you might be giving up too soon. Have you tried any of these ways of finding the cash?

Savings

You might have other ideas about what you’re going to do with your savings account, or maybe you’re just saving them for an emergency, but hear me out. Home improvements are one of the best ways to spend your savings. A nice vacation is great but when it’s over, it’s over. Spending the money on doing up the house gives you a nicer living environment permanently. But the main benefit is that it’s an investment. It’ll increase the value of your house by a significant amount so if you ever come to sell, you’ll make that money back and then some.

Loans

Getting a loan for home improvements from the bank can be a bit of a stretch but you can easily take one out against the house itself. A home owner loan is money that you can borrow, using the house as collateral. The benefit of doing this is that if you spend the money on improving the house, next time you take money out against it, you can get more. Do this a couple of times and you can pay for some serious changes to the house.

Credit Cards

Getting a credit card to pay for such a big expense is risky, but if you’re confident that you can pay it off then it’s an option. There are plenty of deals that are zero percent interest for the first year. If you have the money to pay it all off before those interest payments kick in then you’re good to go. However, if you aren’t one hundred percent sure you can pay it off, it’s not a good idea to put such a big expense on a credit card.

The other major benefit of paying for it on a credit card is that you have more insurance than you would otherwise. For example, if something were to go wrong during the job and there was damage to the property, you’d be covered for it. Equally, if the company that you hire folds before the job is done, you can get all of that money back.

Home improvements are a big expense but in the long run, they’ll boost the value of your property so you won’t be wasting that money. It can be difficult to find the cash to do it in the first place but hopefully one of these avenues will work for you and you can get started right away.

8 comments

Pam Scalfi said...

buying a home here in London is very difficult given the recent price surges so planning financially a LOT is necessary!
Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

Mikeystyle said...

This post couldn't have come at a better time! Currently doing some home improvements myself. Love this post x
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Beauty Unearthly said...

Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

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