The festive period isn’t quite ‘around the corner’ just yet, but that doesn’t mean that you should completely disregard it – any home improvement projects must be thought about and planned way in advance.
Fortunately, as we have around five months until the end of the year, now may well be the best time to start assessing your options.
Though there are seemingly an unlimited amount of choices, you can broadly lump each into at least one of the following categories:
- Comfort (e.g. air conditioning or soundproofing)
- Maintenance and repair (e.g. roof replacement or room repainting)
- Additional space (e.g. extension or loft conversion)
- Saving energy (e.g. insulation or solar panels)
- Safety (e.g. alarm system or security doors)
To shine a bit more light on all of these groups, today we’re outlining five of our favourite Christmas home improvement ideas:
- Comfort – Air conditioning
They might not have been called upon over the course of the spring and summer, but autumn and winter really do go hand in hand with air conditioning. These systems aren’t just quiet and peaceful, but they also enable you to enjoy your desired indoor temperature in every single room of the house. Seems like a no brainer to us.
- Maintenance/repair – Plumbing
If autumn and winter go hand in hand with air conditioning then Christmas time is certainly strongly linked to family and friends. With this in mind, the last thing that you want when visitors are round at your home is a plumbing problem. Should you have experienced any toilet or drainage issues thus far this year, we’d recommend sorting them out before things start to get busy.
- Additional space – Loft conversion
With space at a premium in the modern household, many UK homeowners are opting to use their room a bit more creatively. In notable cases this has led to some rather spectacular garage conversions, whereas others have converted their loft into an additional living area. Either way, it’s simply common sense to make the most out of every last inch of your building.
- Saving energy – Insulation
You’d probably be surprised at just how much heat escapes out of homes – a quick look at your most recent energy bill would give you an indication of our dependence on both heating and air conditioning. Double glazing, as well as flooring, cavity wall and loft insulation are all great ways of reversing this trend.
- Safety – Aluminium windows/doors
While they are predominantly there to protect you and your family, new high quality windows and doors offer far more than just safety. They can in fact even boost your ‘curb appeal’, and seamlessly fit into the exterior of any UK-based property. Considering how many options there currently is on the market, we’d be taking full advantage.
Should you be considering making home improvements to your home before the festive period, now is the time to make actions. If you are looking to buy bi-folding doors, carry out maintenance or provide more comfort at home, you will need to act quickly to ensure a finishing date prior to Christmas Day.