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Home improvements to make in 2019







Home improvements to make in 2019

A new year means a chance to update several areas of your life. You should have already updated your home contents insurance policy but your property might need a bit of a change too. A few small changes can accumulate to make a big difference, adding value to your house. This is something best done little by little so that you don’t overextend yourself.

At CIG, we pride ourselves on being the experts in contents insurance. It’s why we offer a host of options when it comes to home contents cover and building insurance. The policies you hold with us aren’t our only areas of interest, we also enjoy providing tips that you can use to improve your premises.

It might be early on in the year but if you’ll going to make a few improvements around the house, you’ll need a game plan. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Focus on your entrance

It’s amazing what a walkway lined with gravel, bricks or pavers can do to make a great first impression. As the first thing that people see whilst they walk towards your home, it’s essential to make sure it’s appealing. The good news is that it doesn’t have to cost exorbitant amounts, it could be as simple as levelling in a bed of gravel. You can add a few potted plants on either side of your front door for added effect if you like.

Switch those light bulbs

If you haven’t yet switched to energy savers, now is the perfect time to do so. Whilst they might cost a bit initially to purchase and replace your existing bulbs, it’ll be justified once you see your utility bills come down. The truth is that we should all be doing our bit to reduce the amount of electricity that our homes consume. This is one way to do just that.

Don’t underestimate a few coats of paint

The walls of every home tell a story. This is especially true for homes that haven’t seen a repaint in quite some time. If your walls are starting to look a bit shabby, we suggest a repaint. Not everyone has the budget to get in a team of professionals and that’s okay. If you’re up for it, call in a few friends or family members and get them all involved. You’ll be surprised at how quick it can be done when you’ve got extra pairs of hands.

Give your bathrooms some TLC

If you’re looking to put some money back into your home, bathrooms are a great investment. As an area of the home that tends to date, bathrooms in need of a remodel don’t have to cost the earth. These days, there are plenty of solutions that don’t involve major construction. Why not get your tiles painted by a specialist provider instead of re-tiling? Another alternative is installing a new vanity and mirror to give your bathroom a facelift. Again, a coat of paint in this area of the home works wonders, as does adding an indoor plant to bring in a bit of life and colour.

Create a home you can be proud of

You can take care of the decorating and we’ll take care of all the rest. At CIG, our knowledgeable brokers are ready to help you choose the right policy for your home contents. With a range of options to choose from, you’re guaranteed to get the best fit for your needs and budget. If you’re interested in speaking to a broker or to see what other kinds of products we offer, why not visit our website? You can find us at


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