Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the nice weather. Many people can’t afford to buy a cottage by the lake or a place they’ll visit for a few months every year. By following a few steps, anyone looking for the summer home lifestyle can turn their home into a summer home.
From setting up a patio to creating an incredible garden to ensuring their home is ready for the heat, a personal loan can help borrowers build an amazing summer home.
What is a personal loan?
A personal loan is a loan of between $500 and $15,000 that can be used for anything the borrower needs. Rather than being backed by collateral, they are based on creditworthiness, so the borrower doesn’t need assets to be eligible. Borrowers with a steady income and a good credit history are eligible for a personal loan.
Here are a few ways a personal loan can create a dream summer home.
Extend the living space
After being cooped up inside all winter, it’s nice to get outside. A well-designed deck extends a home’s living space and creates a welcoming space. With a roof and some privacy fencing, the outdoor space becomes inviting not just in the most excellent weather, but throughout the fall and spring.
For people who don’t want to be stuck cooking indoors on a beautiful night, adding a barbeque, pizza oven, or outdoor stove and countertop to the area makes cooking outside a breeze. Chefs can create their masterpieces without heating up the house while guests sip refreshing drinks around the table.
Keep the house cool
The summer months have an impact inside the home, where temperatures soar if houses aren’t kept cool. A personal loan can be used to keep the home cool by enabling homeowners to:
- Upgrade to energy-efficient windows
- Purchase an in-home air conditioning system or heat pump
- Buy window or mobile air conditions
- Install ceiling fans
- Add an awning to the outside of their home
- Plant some trees in their yard
Even cooling the temperature by two or three degrees makes a big difference to people’s comfort levels.
Beautify the yard
Landscaping plays an important role in creating beautiful, livable spaces. Whether borrowers want to create their yard themselves or hire a landscaper to do it for them, creating a dream yard can be costly. Yards need to be levelled, and plants cost money, but it’s worth it to have an outdoor space that brings joy.
Additionally, parents may need to buy items for their children to make use of the yard. Pools, outdoor toys, and equipment all give the children something to do while getting their dose of vitamin D.
Whether the yard is a minimalist dream, specially themed, a children’s playground, or an adult oasis, a personal loan can ensure the costs are covered, and the homeowner’s preferences are met.
The bottom line
A personal loan can be used to create a summer home without going to the expense of buying a cottage or cabin. Personal loans can be used to extend the living space, keep the home’s interior cooler, and beautify the garden.
All borrowers should take the time to find the best rates for them and make sure they understand all terms and conditions before signing the paperwork.
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