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Home improvement ideas all wrapped up for Christmas

Home improvement ideas all wrapped up for Christmas

In between frantically buying presents and ensuring your fridge is well stocked; it can be easy to neglect your home during the festive period. If you are entertaining family and friends or simply want to make the most of your living space, home improvements can breathe new life into a property and ultimately add more value.

So whether you're thinking of selling or staying put, Wesleyan Bank has selected five home improvement ideas to freshen up your surroundings and ensure your house looks its best for the holiday season and beyond.


Transform your kitchen     

It is estimated that a new kitchen can add at least £5,000 to the value of a property and there are many ways to make this room practical and multi-functional, without compromising on style.

Installing an island workstation is a great way to add extra functionality and storage space to turn your kitchen into a 'showpiece'. While mod cons such as American style fridge freezers have advanced humidity technology to help keep your food fresher for longer.

2.-dining-roomx200Dine in style

The dining room is a focal point of family life, especially during the holiday season. By choosing a stunning table and chairs with coordinating decorations, elegant dinner sets and glassware or subtle low-level lighting, you can create a stunning dining setting in suitably festive surroundings.

Stylish furniture including sideboards, cocktail cabinets and overhead chandeliers can also give your dining room a striking new look.

3.-loungex200Liven up your lounge 

Redecorating your lounge in a stylish and functional way will always pay dividends and it's the perfect room to showcase your interior design tastes.

Adding a spectacular fire or fireplace can create a stunning focal point and statement wallpaper and window treatments also make a memorable setting. Introducing a luxury sofa which you'll want to curl up in or perhaps a gorgeous rug will also make your home feel cosy and inviting.

4.-loftx200Turn your loft into your favourite new room

Converting your loft is an effective way to capitalise on unused space and can increase the value of your home by up to 10%. Loft conversions don't need to be limited to creating a new bedroom or en-suite bathroom either.

They can also be utilised to add much needed recreation space or for other practical uses. So whether you want to have a home office, cinema room, gym, children's playroom or even a recording studio, the choice is yours.

5.-pianox200Create a unique musical experience

Why not bring the joy of live music into your home this Christmas courtesy of a self-playing piano?

Simply select your song and enjoy the musical ambience as the keys magically come alive. Combining artistry, craftsmanship and technology in one masterpiece, leading brands boast thousands of albums and offer seamless compatibility with mobile devices so you can play whatever you like, whenever you want.

When making home improvements, it's important to consider how much value they will add to your home and whether the time and effort is disproportionate. If you decide to take out a loan to pay for a new extension or furnishings, always be mindful of tempting offers and check the small print as the lowest rate is not always the best option.

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