With December just around the corner, it’s time to start unpacking your decorations and get ready for the Christmas season. But if you want to make more significant changes this year – that is, more than putting up a tree and some festive bunting – then check out these home improvement ideas to get your home ready for the year ahead.
- Build an extension
Do you want to unlock more space in your home for entertaining, working and welcoming guests? You could consider building an extension or outhouse to give you more room to play with, either at the rear of your property or as a two-storey. Doing so will not only make your home more spacious, but it could increase the value of your property by an average of £33,000. Of course, an extension can be an expensive investment, but its added value can future-proof your home and help you get a better price when it comes to selling.
- Update your living areas
Your living room is one of the most important rooms your home – it’s where you socialise, eat, spend time with your loved ones and unwind after a stressful workday. So you should update your living areas before Christmas day arrives so that you can entertain guests and wake up on December 25 to a comfortable, modern living room. Check out this guide from HouseBeautiful, who have put together thirty inspirational living room ideas.
- Give your kids a new playroom
If you’re expecting Santa to be bringing lots of presents for your youngsters in December, then perhaps a new children’s playroom could be an option? Opening up a spare bedroom or dining room into a playroom will give your children a place to relax and have fun – and it will keep the rest of your home tidy and free of clutter and mess.
- Replace your roof
When was the last time you thought about your roof? If you’ve noticed leaks, drafts, or that the exterior of your property is looking shabby, then you consider replacing your roof. If you work with a roofing contractor in the North East, like Findley Roofing & Building, you will be able to take advantage of 0% APR finance and get a new roof just in time for Christmas.
- Do some landscape gardening
December may not be the warmest time of the year, but there’s no excuse not to put on a pair of wellington boots and make some improvements to your garden and outside areas. If you want to reduce the amount of time you spend on garden maintenance, then consider replacing grass and flower areas with decking or stone paving. Getting your garden ready just in time for Christmas makes sense, especially if you’re expecting lots of visitors.
We’ve put together five Christmas home improvements that you should consider this year, but there are, of course, more. For example, you could decorate your garden and turn your shed into Santa’s Grotto, or you could install a wood-burning fire in your living room so you can snuggle up with marshmallows, hot cocoa and a good old-fashioned Christmas movie.