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Your Home: Refresh, Renew, Restore

As the sunshine ushers in warmer temperatures, refresh, renew and restore your home.

To start, focus on high-impact projects that will give you the most return: entryways, outdoor spaces and high-traffic rooms, like the kitchen. These quick and budget-friendly home refreshes could help you ditch those lingering winter doldrums and help you spring into a whole new relationship with your home.

Take a tip from Mother Nature and turn up the color. You may not be able to make the grass turn green, but you can certainly add color of your own. Incorporating an inspired spring shade into your home’s décor could be as simple as adding throw pillows, a new area rug, sorting and displaying books you already own or rejuvenating a room with a fresh coat of paint. Look to floral bouquets for the freshest hues found in nature.

You only have one chance to make a great first impression. While you have the paint out, why not bring vibrancy to your vestibule? A fresh coat of paint in a crisp color on your front door can be a beautiful wake-up call for your home. While you are in the entryway, take a minute to declutter the lingering winter gear and find a pretty container to stash away those stray items.

Freshen up your outdoor area. As the weather warms up, we are drawn to the outdoors. Having a fresh space will only add to the enticement. Clean up the patio furniture and launder or replace cushions. Consider renting a power washer if you don’t own one and surprise yourself with how fresh your home can look with newly cleaned siding.

Let the sunshine in. Cleaning windows and mirrors allow your home to really shine! As the days grow longer, natural light flooding your space through freshly cleaned windows can literally help you see things in a whole new light. Strategically placed and freshly cleaned mirrors can help bring that light even further into your home. Don’t forget the light fixtures, clean, or even better, replace them for a quick and easy update to any space.

Cook up a serene space in your kitchen. Counters tend to collect clutter—take a minute to minimize the mess, shredding your junk mail, removing stray rubber bands, pens and leftover homework assignments. Remove it all and only put back the items you need. Another quick and cost effective update to a kitchen is adding open shelving. Is there a wall in your space that could benefit from this fresh feature?

Whether your home refresh is as simple as decluttering or updating fixtures and finishes, utilize the equity in your home with a Busey Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit to finance your fixes.

Busey associates promise to help you find the financing solution that is best for you. We offer an extensive lineup of consumer loan products to ensure we can help fulfill your dreams. Whatever the project or purchase, your Busey banker will help you find the loan that’s right for you. Apply online in minutes at or in person at one of our many convenient locations.


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