Homes, like people, are a work in progress. Using the equity you’ve acquired in your home to enhance your home’s features, quality of life, and property value can be a very wise investment. As winter winds down and spring gets closer, it’s time to contact contractors for quotes and to schedule the home improvement projects you are considering. Those who delay may have to wait until late summer or fall to reap the benefits of the upgrades. After finalizing a contractor and quote, keep in mind a home equity loan as a low-interest funding option.