Unless you've been living under a rock for the last couple of years you'll know that interest rates are currently at an all time low, and the rumours at the moment are that things are going to stay this way for quite a while.
This is great news if you're a borrower and have a mortgage, but what about people who managed to save a pot of money?
Savers are having a really tough time of it and the options for getting a real return on your money are limited.
Now, we're not financial advisers, and this isn't official advice, but we keep hearing that a good use of your money right now is to invest it on home improvements.
We've all heard from many different tv programs that a great kitchen or bathroom can add to the value of your home. Even if you're not thinking of selling, a new kitchen or other improvement can make you fall in love with your home all over again and you get some benefit and enjoyment from your savings, as well as watching the long term value of your home rise - bonus!
Here at thebestof, we've got some fantastic options for local home improvements businesses, and because they're local, and all very experienced, you know that you're in good hands and they care about your home as much as you do.
New Kitchen or Bedroom?
If it's a new look for your kitchen or bedroom, then speak to Angie at Highlife today. Angie and Phil have many years' experience in a full range of services catering for all budgets; whether you want a full design, build and installation service or just a freshen up with new worktops or doors.
Transform your living or dining room, or any room with a fireplace, with a top quality, traditional or modern fire, fireplace or surround from the very lovely Pam or Alan at Alan Doxey Fireplaces.
How about a bigger or better home?
But if you've got a bit more money to invest, and want to make a real difference to your home, then maybe you could consider a fantastic extension.
Imagine a much bigger kitchen, or a utility room to house all your laundry and machines. Or what about making your lounge or dining room extend out into your garden with beautiful patio doors and a fabulous en-suite above to add some luxury and comfort to your bedroom?
One call to Imperial Builders is all you need to get started, and Alex and his team can take you expertly through the whole process. They are trusted by local councils, schools, businesses, and many other local people too so you can be sure you're in very safe hands.
(of course, Imperial also handle much smaller building jobs too, so if you need anything doing at your home or business, just give them a call today - you won't regret it)
You all know that we love good news stories here at thebestof, so if you use any of these great businesses, please let us know or even send us your photos so we can show everyone else.
And as always, don't forget to mention thebestof Heanor and Ripley when you contact Highlife, Alan Doxey Fireplaces or The Imperial Company.
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Hi, I'm Sarah. I've lived in Heanor with my family for over 10 years and I'm passionate about our beautiful little corner of this historical county. If you know of something that's great about our area,...