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Outdoor and Going Green Home Improvement Ideas

Finish up your home improvement projects before time runs out this summer.

Finish up your home improvement projects before time runs out this summer.

Think about it, you have a list of home improvement projects you’ve always wanted to do. Whether it’s painting you bedroom a different color or more practical improvements, these projects never seem to get a second thought. Sunset Bank and Savings’ blog is bringing you long overdue projects for your home to be greener and improve the outside of your home.

Green Home Improvement:

  1. Reinsulate your home. Wisconsin is filled with old and beautiful homes, but these homes may not have the best insulation. If you have an older home, consider reinsulating to make your home more efficient with energy costs. Insulating your home will save you money over time and will keep your home cooler during the hottest days of the year.
  2. Install a programmable thermostat. Typically in the summertime, your utility costs will skyrocket because of the air conditioning usage. Installing a programmable thermostat may seem simple, but it can save you plenty of money now on your cooling bill and later when you kick the heat on. Instead of having an operating system that runs constantly throughout the day, a programmable thermostat can be set to run on a schedule.

Outside Home Improvement:

  1. Clean up the outside of your home. From cleaning the gutters to power washing the windows, summer is the ideal season for maintaining the outside of your home. Window washing is a tedious task, but you will appreciate the work when it is complete. Also consider power washing and cleaning your home’s siding for a newer look. This is especially important if you plan to sell your home in the near future.
  2. Set up a back patio. Whether you have always wanted to build a deck or simply want a nice area to entertain guests, now is the time to do so because outdoor and patio furniture will be on sale. After putting work into your home, you can sit back and relax on the patio or deck.

Sunset Bank and Savings has loan officers on staff to assist you if you plan to buy a new home or sell your current one. Contact us today about our mortgage lending options.