Getting to grips with some much-needed home improvements can do wonders for turning a tired or outdated room into an inviting, usable living space. And, depending on your plans for a transformation, a logbook loan could help give you the wow factor you're after.
There's a bit of a trend happening with home improvements at the moment. Not so long ago, homeowners would choose to sell up and move to a new, larger house to accommodate their growing families and busy lifestyles. Now, thanks to the housing market, it's far more likely that they'll stay put to breathe new life into the current family home.
From a simple declutter and freshening up of a room, to brand new family spaces that extend out into the garden. Staying put can give you the opportunity to transform your home, giving you the look you want or the space you need. But while you're saving yourself the upheaval of moving as well as the costs involved, you still have to find funds to get the home improvements you want.
There are several ways to raise the money you need. Depending on what you want to achieve, you could use some of your savings to get started. But if you don't have savings or you need extra to help to get the look or extra space you need, a logbook loan for your home improvements is a great option to look into.
Home is where the heart is
Your house isn't just a bricks and mortar property that gives you a roof over your head. It's a place where memories are made, with good times and sad times shared with family and friends over many years. A place you'll always call home. So why shouldn't you give it the makeover it deserves?
Everything you do can add an injection of style, functionality, space, and even value, to your home when you're finished. There are dozens of ideas and ways to make your home improvement vision become a reality, and a Car Cash Point logbook loan will help you achieve them. Here are a few of our own ideas to give you some inspiration.
A one-room makeover
Even giving a room a fresh lick of paint can be enough to revitalise it. But why not mix things up by integrating a feature wall? This works well for living areas or bedrooms where softer pastel colours can be matched with a bold, striking colour to add real impact. Adding a few finishing touches such as new lamps, colour coordinated cushions, throws or wall art can also have a big effect.
Light your fire
With homeowners continually looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint and be more environmentally friendly, installing a woodburning stove is a perfect answer. Not only do you get a carbon neutral form of heating, but certain stoves can be installed to heat your water and radiators too. With a huge choice of styles and heat outputs to suit your home, a stove can be a real statement piece.
Living it up
When living space is at a premium, it always pays to go higher. If you've got kids, by using the premium loft space above you, you can give yourself a whole new bedroom. A relatively straightforward job for experienced tradesmen, this could be at the upper end of your budget. But it will increase the value of your home and can look amazing - especially if you're able to go all the way and add an en-suite too!
Let's take it outside
Having the perfect outdoor entertaining space can almost feel like having an extra room - just outside! There's so much you can do to turn your garden into an inviting and usable area. Think about how decking and a seating area could transform your tired patio into a comfortable and relaxing sun trap. You could even have a chiminea to take the twilight chill off those long summer evenings.
Extend and expand
If you want to go large, you could transform your ground floor into an open plan paradise. Extending into the garden can give you the ideal indoor space to entertain, as well as giving you a bigger, well-proportioned kitchen. This would be a major undertaking requiring planning permission, architects, builders and a lot of red tape. But the result would see a huge increase in space, opening it up and turning it into a modern and stylish living area.
Love your home again
Any DIY, especially anything structural, can be costly depending on what you want to do. But a logbook loan for any home improvements can take a lot of the financial pressure off, helping you complete your transformation in one go. So what's involved?
Taking a Car Cash Point logbook loan was designed to be easy. If you have a car and you own it outright with no outstanding finance, that's all you need to get started. By speaking with our customer service team, our award-winning advisors can talk you through the entire process.
Being one of the UK's best value logbook loan lenders, Car Cash Point prides itself on offering everyone a transparent and flexible loan. We use plain English without any jargon and always make sure you're completely happy with all the terms and conditions of your loan before you sign.
We're also totally open and honest about any potential fees that could be incurred - so no hidden charges!
We'll also never lend you more than you can realistically afford to pay back. But with a range of loans available from £500 up to £100,000, there's a logbook loan that's just right for your home improvement project, all with flexible repayment terms.