Here’s some practical advice for getting your home ready for Christmas
Now is the right time to start that DIY project you’ve been wanting to do or even finish the some that you have already started! From refreshing the paint on the walls or doing a whole room renovation, let us give you some great advice and help you get what you need to finish your DIY projects, and make sure your home is ready for when your guests arrive.
Declutter, Tidy and Clean
We know, it’s not the most exciting of jobs, but it is a good place to begin before the chaos of Christmas commences. Right now, is the ideal time to do a deep clean and get everything in tip top condition. A great way to declutter is to organise things into storage boxes which tuck away neatly under your bed, in your loft space or in cupboards. After all, you need to make way for the Christmas tree and decorations soon.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
Nothing gives a room a ‘new look’ like a fresh lick of paint. It’s a quick and easy way to revamp any room in your home. Whether you pick a neutral colour and use accessories to add some colour, or opt for a bold colour choice or choose to wallpaper a feature wall, you can create a different feel almost instantly.
Remember, it’s not just walls that can be painted. Is your kitchen looking a little tired and in need of a face lift? Why not spruce up the kitchen cabinets with a lick of paint if you don’t have the budget to replace them and when we are all able to visit each other together again, you can show off your handy work.
Even painting the front door can make a difference. As the focal point of your home’s exterior, giving your front door a fresh coat of paint can make it look brand new and up-to-date. It’s an easy, low budget option if you don’t want to replace your front door completely.
Complete Room Overhaul
You will probably use the lounge most whenever guests visit your home. If your living room design has become old or no longer interesting, a complete renovation could be the solution! Think carefully about room design and layout and how you and your family use the room. Ask yourself:
Do you need small home office or working space now?
Are you fed up with the kid’s toys just being shoved into the corner when they are not used?
Could do with some clever storage ideas?
What about that guest bedroom? Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to apologise for the state of the spare room this year! Get out the paint brushes and decorating tools, invest in some new bedding and bedroom accessories and hey presto you’ve transformed your guest room into a that even your mother-in-law would be happy with!
Of course, the dining area is a focal point on Christmas Day, but generally it is a room that is often overlooked and underutilised. Your dining area should be practical, functional and beautiful. Transforming your dining are can make it a place for family dinners, homework and dinner parties all year round, with the potential to be one of the most-frequented rooms in your home.
How nice would it be to step into a revamped bathroom this Christmas? Installing new taps is an easy fix and can give a tired bathroom an instant modern look and update any bathroom, ensuite or cloakroom. If your shower has seen better days, investing in a contemporary shower not only enhances a bathroom, but you get to enjoy showering pleasure on a large scale with jet types that have an unashamedly feel good factor.
Every bathroom needs somewhere to store towels and bathroom necessities. By choosing some clever bathroom furniture, from space saving vanity units to handy and moveable storage boxes, there’s a storage solution for every space.
We’ve got a comprehensive range of DIY decorating products to help you transform any room in your home or revive a tired looking space into a room which will not only amaze your guests this Christmas but be there for you and your family to enjoy for several years to come.
Even if you are not expecting guests this year, why not treat yourselves to room overhaul ready for Christmas anyway? Then you can sit back and admire your own handy work.
Whatever you are planning, let us help you make sure you have everything you need to complete your DIY projects – shop on our website today.