Helpful Ways to Organize Your Garage

September 11, 2020 by First Federal Bank

If there’s no longer room to park, the junk is piling up, or you spend far too much time searching for the items you need, it may be time to organize your garage. If that seems like an intimidating prospect, these tips will help you get started and put your efforts on the path to success.

Topics: Vehicles, Home Owners, Home Improvements

Planning for a Home Down Payment

August 14, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Buying a home is a milestone worth celebrating, but it takes planning and preparation before signing the closing documents to ensure the purchase doesn’t become more of a burden than a blessing. Proper planning involves determining how big of a down payment you need and saving money for that down payment. Here are some pointers to get you...

Topics: Mortgage Lending, First Home, Home Owners, Home Improvements

Do Bathroom Remodels Increase Home Value?

June 28, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Deciding what home improvement projects to invest in can be tricky. You don’t want to pour money into a renovation or remodel that won’t pay off when you go to sell. If you’re eager to increase your home’s value, consider starting in a small, but essential part of your home — your bathroom.“On average, homeowners spend just over $20,000 on a...

Topics: Home Owners, Home Improvements

Give Your Patio Furniture a New Lease on Life With These Tips

June 19, 2020 by First Federal Bank

It’s a sad truth of life that even the most beloved furniture will eventually begin to show its age. This is doubly true for patio furniture, which, even under the best of circumstances, is exposed to the elements far more than a living room couch. Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to give your patio furniture a makeover, saving you money...

Topics: Saving Money, Home Improvements

Adorable Nursery Decorating Ideas

June 15, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Whether you’re adopting or giving birth, preparing the perfect room for your upcoming addition is a great way to celebrate the occasion. Here are nine decor tips to create a welcoming space for your baby. Create a book display on the wallAdd some color to the walls while providing a place to store your newborn’s first reading materials. Try...

Topics: Kids, Home Owners, Home Improvements

Creative Uses for Your Attic

April 27, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Wish you could use your attic space for something other than storage? Here are eight alternative uses for this area of your home:Master bedroomTry transforming an attic into a master suite, especially if the original master room your house has is a bit cramped. Think of a room with a natural color scheme and exposed beams. Muted green...

Topics: Home Owners, Home Improvements