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The Best Home Improvements For Christmas

House with Christmas Lights

Now that Halloween and Bonfire Night are out of the way, the nation has collectively turned its attention to Christmas, whether they’re looking forward to it or not. Shops have begun creating their festive window displays and you can’t sit through an advertisement break without a Christmas-themed advert popping up. Many people think about improving their properties in some way over the Christmas period, to better enjoy the day with friends and family, to create more space or to lower heating bills during this colder part of the year. While the trend for ordering new soft furnishings has always been popular (free delivery before Christmas is a huge selling point in sofa adverts at this time of year), making larger, more permanent changes to properties is on the rise. In this article we’ll look at Evander’s top 3 home improvements to make before Christmas, in order to make your home a more inviting, inclusive and secure space.

BiFolding Doors

Bifold doors in Winter with Snowman

BiFold doors are seeing a huge boost in popularity, and as a relatively new product on the market, they’re seeing a lot of interest from homeowners all across the UK. BiFolding doors are made to order and can be configured in a number of ways, making them accessible to almost all households in the UK. Here at Evander we offer BiFold doors in aluminium and uPVC, with aluminium being the more popular choice.

Bifold doors are a great choice for your home over Christmas, as they can really open up your indoor space, even when the doors are shut. Most homes with BiFold doors have them facing onto a garden, balcony or other outside area, like a patio or decking area. When the winter weather really sets in around December and January, you can enjoy an expansive view over your outdoor space, perhaps allowing you to view winter wildlife unhindered, or to keep an eye on your children as they play in the snow.

Yale Home Security Alarms

The Telecommunicating Kit Yale Alarm

Unfortunately, Christmas is not just a time for family, food and gifts – it’s also a busy time of year for burglars and opportunist thieves. Many households suffer break ins and theft around Christmas time, mostly because thieves will know that there are presents sitting in cupboards, outbuildings and garages just waiting to be pilfered. Upping your home security during this time is important and for that reason we’ve added our Yale security alarms to our must-have Christmas list.

Our Yale alarms come in various different configurations, from the simple, interior Apartment Alarm to the all-singing, all-dancing SmartPhone Alarm Kit. Our wide range of accessories (which can be added to the base alarm systems as you please) give each household the opportunity to optimise their alarm system so that it fits in with their particular challenges surrounding property size etc. With a Yale alarm in place, you can rest easy knowing that your home has not only an extra layer of protection, but that the alarm boxes themselves act as extremely effective deterrents to thieves and vandals. Just make sure you disable the alarm on 24th December so Santa can get in and out unhindered…

Composite Front Door

Hertfordshire Composite Door

Over Christmas, our homes become a bit busier than usual, with friends and family coming and going, carollers calling at the door and kids off school. You may feel that your current front door is doing its job rather well, but when you consider thermal efficiency and security, you could be coming up short. In order to create a welcoming entrance to your home, and to have somewhere great to hang that wreath, a new front door may be just the ticket. Our composite front doors can help to kill multiple birds with one stone – not only will they give your home a lift and possibly raise the value, they’ll also improve your security (important at this time of year) and could also lower your energy bills due to their excellent thermal efficiency.

Our composite door range comes with a huge variety of designs, colours and glazing options, making them an extremely versatile product. Multi-point locking and toughened glass is standard, giving you peace of mind and ensuring your family and belongings are kept safe – allowing you to have a truly stress-free Christmas.