What can you do at home during Christmas break? (Home improvement edition!)

Your Christmas break is the perfect time to get those little jobs around the house done. The window between Boxing Day and New Year is the perfect time to get through that home to-do list! Ticking everything off before stepping into 2022, will set you up for an amazing year.

Here are some of our recommendations for home improvements you can do this Christmas break.

Refreshing rooms with a lick of paint

Although a fresh coat of paint feels like a small home improvement, the difference it can make in your home is huge. If you’ve noticed your walls are starting to look chipped, dirty or dingy, it’s time to repaint. Remember if there are any holes in the wall, you need to fill and sand them before painting.

The Christmas break is the perfect time to redecorate your rooms with a new colour scheme. You can head into the New Year with a fresh and new feeling throughout your home. Some popular colour predictions for 2022 are:

  • Earthy tones, especially muted green & beige
  • Warm neutrals
  • Deep tones of purple, blue & green

Request quotes for your home improvement projects

Take some time over your Christmas break to sit down with your computer and get some quotes for projects you want to work on in 2022. Head into the new year with a list of competitive quotes and start securing bookings for the work.

Here are some of the top home improvements you need to get quotes on this Christmas:

A home security system

Unfortunately, during the Winter, we see an increase of burglaries in the UK, that’s why it’s so important to look at the security measures in your home. A home security system will help keep yourself, your family, and your home safe all year. By simply comparing home security system quotes you could save yourself up to 40%.

What can you do at home during Christmas break? (Home improvement edition!)

Double glazing

Although over 93% of homes are fitted with double glazed windows, they might not be as secure or efficient as you think. If your windows are damaged or over 15 years in age, then it’s time to start comparing quotes for double glazed windows. There have been huge advancements in glazing in the last decade, ensuring new windows are more energy-efficient and secure whilst reducing noise pollution. As energy prices are increasing, the last thing you need is your heat escaping through old and damaged windows.

A boiler replacement

Upgrading to a modern energy-efficient boiler can save you over £300 per annum in the UK. With energy bills beginning to creep up, there isn’t a better time to look at upgrading your system. Save up to 30% off a new boiler installation by comparing a selection of quotes online. If you’re unsure which boiler is right for your home and how much you could be spending, our rule of thumb is if you’re replacing your system with a different type of boiler you’re going to be paying a higher installation cost. Read our comprehensive boiler comparison guide, to help you decide which boiler is right for you.

What can you do at home during Christmas break? (Home improvement edition!)

 Upgrading your kitchen appliances

Throughout Christmas and New Year our kitchen appliances are definitely put through a lot. This is the perfect time to look at replacing your oven and fridge freezer, so they don’t let you down for the big day. We recommend writing down a list of everything you need from your appliances including the size, colour, style and functionality.

Top tip: if your old fridge freezer is still in working order you could move it to an outbuilding or garage and use it as additional storage, which can be much needed through the Winter months. If you don’t need or want the extra storage you can donate good condition appliances to The British Heart Foundation.

Adding a home bar

For all the festive celebrations that are going to be happening throughout the Christmas breaks, why not add a home bar. If you have a garden extension you could turn it into a full home bar area. If you have the space, you can add a bar, with optics, a mini fridge, speakers and a comfortable sofa. If you have children, this can create an ideal adult space for parties and evening events.

You can definitely create a home bar on a smaller budget. Purchasing or upcycling an end table or bar cart can be just as effective. Decorate the table with beautiful glasses and bottles. Try adding fairy lights to draw the eye in and create glittery reflections from the glass.

Compare home improvement quotes and save yourself up to 40%

Get a selection of 3-4 of the best quotes for your home security system, double glazing & boiler replacement, by simply completing a short form. Your quotes will be tailored to you with no obligation to buy.

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