Our Next Home Improvement Project

Welcome to my house! That’s it back in May 2014 before we bought it and did some major home improvements to it.

Home Improvement- Exterior (Front)

Today, it looks like this and that’s only the outside.  Inside well, watch this video to get the full story.

home improvement front house after

Honestly, our bank helped us out a lot with getting the big items done.  From a new HVAC system to mold remediation we had our hands full even before we moved in.

We all have home improvement projects we would like or need to do. Whether you’re looking to get that new gourmet kitchen with white marble counters, recessed lighting and a new cooktop, or create a backyard oasis with a firepit or even add an addition, with a home equity line of credit, you can start your “someday” project today.  Hear our story: 



Our Girls Barely Usable Bathroom:

home improvement girls bath

Source: Gingersnaps Photobomb Photography

This small bathroom with its lack of storage space, cracked tub and old vanity will cost between $5-8,000.  A new floor and tile means a complete gut job.  Adding in a recessed mirror/medicine cabinet, new toilet and towel racks will complete the room and update it.

In the Master Bath:


Source: Gingersnaps Photobomb Photography

New paint is the the smallest task in this $20,000 renovation.  Adding lights, a free-standing tub, new tile floor, vanity, upgraded closet, new toilet and a tiled shower will be costly. We are looking at doing this years down the road or adding value to our home today if we use a Capital One Home Equity line of credit through Capital One.

This is the latest example of how Capital One is providing customers simplicity, mobility, control and transparency when it comes to all aspects of banking – from home buying to home improvement and beyond.  They do contractor financing and construction loans too.


  • When you visit  Capital One Home Equity you can:

    • Get your customized rate offer and estimated loan amount – with no impact to your credit score
    • Even begin the application process – it’s simple and there are no burdensome fees
    •  Call 855-446-9656 or stop by any Capital One branch location for more information and to get started today.

    However, Capital One’s simply smarter process allows you to easily learn more about and apply for a home equity line of credit. Did you know that they offer you the flexibility to withdraw what you need for your renovation project? In addition,you could get a lower rate than with other financing options – be sure to check out Capital One Home Equity  for their current HELOC rates.

    While I haven’t had a chance to use them myself I will certainly take a look at them as we move forward with our next home renovation project.  

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.