Five Home Improvements You Can Do Yourself

Noble Credit Union offers home improvement loans with no fees to their members, they can also get up to 100% financing on their loan. (Photo courtesy of Tookapic/Pixabay)

If you want your home to be more comfortable and up-to-date, then you’re probably thinking about making some home improvements. Plus, most home improvements add extra value to your home. Here are some do-it-yourself and contractor-assisted projects that can significantly increase the value of your home.

Backyard Patio – San Joaquin Valley residents can enjoy the outdoors most days. So, it makes sense to add an entertaining and relaxing feature to your backyard: a patio. Investing in the perfect patio is all about creating a space that is attractive, calming, and useful. Add a firepit, an outdoor rug, a table and seating, intimate lighting and lots of comfy chairs.

Bathroom Addition – When it’s time to add an extra bathroom to your home, consider the layout of the room. Be sure to plan the layout around the number of people that will be using the bathroom on a daily basis. Put in all the comforts you want.

Bathroom Remodel – Whether it’s mid-range or upscale, a bathroom remodel is an attractive feature for potential buyers. Consider a modern, new vanity and mirror to bring a new look to the room. Replace old fixtures –– new faucets, sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and showers are more efficient water savers.  You can easily refresh accessories like towels, rugs, wall art, and objects.

New Front Door – One of the most overlooked home improvements is entry door replacement. A new front door will renew the street appeal of your home and make it safer. Today’s door hardware features keyless lock systems that increase home security and make it much easier for you to come and go. Don’t forget a new welcome mat, fresh house numbers, and some new plants.

Add a Deck – Like the backyard patio above, deck additions are, once again, highly prized by homebuyers. Check out the composite materials available for deck construction. Design your deck to be the size you’ll need for entertaining. Don’t forget to add accessories: tables, chairs, umbrellas, throw pillows, and a barbecue.

Get a Home Improvement Loan – When your home improvement projects grow to a scale that takes more money than you have on hand, consider a low rate home improvement loan from Noble Credit Union. Pay no fees and get up to 100 percent financing on their most popular low rate home improvement loan. (All loans are subject to approval. Membership eligibility applies. Program rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.) For more details, visit or call 559-252-5000.

Noble Credit Union, a Forbes Best-in-State Credit Union, offers members full access to a wide range of financial services, including checking and savings accounts with no monthly fees, online and mobile banking, low rate MyRewards VISA credit cards, even budget management. For more information about membership in Noble Credit Union, call 559-252-5000 or visit