The Coronavirus has caused a national and global pandemic, forcing businesses to close and the general public to be forced into lockdown, especially here in the UK.

Many people have had their Summer holidays cancelled or thrust into doubt.

And whilst most of us are worried about our future, we here at Kettell Windows think you should think and be positive about the future.

The money that you would’ve spent on your holiday can be spent on improving your home. A holiday usually lasts anywhere between 7-14 days, your home lasts a lifetime.

That’s why we believe you can make improvements in your home and change your quality of living. 

We’ll be looking at what you can do inside and outside, even merging the two together. 

So if you’re looking for inspiration on what home improvements you can make this Summer instead of going on holiday, keep reading as we’ll be giving you some great ideas.

Living Room

Since we’ve been in lockdown, you may have started to notice problems with your windows or doors, maybe your windows are starting to show signs of wear and tear. 

For many of us, our windows take a lot of heavy usages, especially in the Summer months where we’re constantly opening and shutting them, so it’s no surprise that window seals may begin breaking, draughts may help heat escape from the home and overall the style of the window may be outdated and physically look worn down.

Now would be a great time to plan for some new windows.

Take a look at our different window styles that we have to offer. Maybe you’re looking for casement windows to add value to your home, or maybe something a little more traditional such as tilt and turn windows

Whatever you’re interested in, we have a wide range of windows that can bring life to your home and transform your property from looking tired and traditional, to modern and beautiful.


One of the ways in which you could upgrade your home is by installing bifold doors.

Bifold doors are a fantastic option for homeowners who want to bring the outside in and create a seamless transition and merge the inside with the outside.

Of course, there are other doors available, French doors offer a similar experience of opening up your home to create more living space, such as leading on to your patio or garden. However there is a compromise as where bifold doors save on complete space, french doors cannot be folded together and instead, remain in place, sacrificing a few metres of space either side of the door.

Now might just be the perfect time to start planning to install new doors into your home, as most of us have a lot of extra time on our hands and money saved from preparing to go on holiday.

By installing a new door into your home, you’re adding further value to your home and creating a more secure, modern and stylish home.


We recently discussed how installing a garden office into your home is a great option to separate work from life and to get that balance just right.

But what if you wanted to spend extra time and money in working on your patio? Our patio doors allow for easy access into the garden without much effort at all.

Or what about one of our wonderful conservatories, designed to bring a traditional style to a modern home.

We have many different styles to choose from, all of which can suit any type of homeowner, classic or contemporary.

With fully customisable features, you can really create your own bespoke conservatory that’s a great place to relax with a nice book and a glass of wine.


Now might be the best time to look at changing your bedroom windows.

Do they fit with the rest of your home in terms of style, colour and design?

If not, why not take a look at some of our beautifully designed windows, from tilt and turn to flush sash windows, not only do they look fantastic but they’re practical and 100% safe and secure, allowing you and your family to sleep in peace at night.

Especially if you have old windows that have a draught, rattle and are starting to show signs of wear and tear, it might be the perfect time to look at replacing your bedroom windows.


Maybe your conservatory roof needs a bit of TLC? If that’s the case why not take a look at our wonderful selection of roof lanterns.

Whether it’s lighting the conservatory naturally with daylight, allowing the sunshine to shine into your home to make you feel healthier, or if it’s star-gazing at night with a nice book. 

Our roof lanterns are quite special and once you’ve installed one into your home, you won’t want to leave the conservatory!

They’re 100% safe, fully secure and durable enough to withstand all weather types.

With more time being spent at home, and subsequently more time being spent in the conservatory, it’s important to ensure that this additional room on your property brings a feel of relaxation and calm.

Invest In Your Home This Summer

Don’t get caught up in thinking about the current situation that has caused your holiday to be cancelled. 

Instead, turn that negative energy into looking at ways in which you can improve your home, whether that’s adding brand new windows, doors or a conservatory into your home to really add value and improve your quality of life.

Not only with these upgrades make you feel more positive about your home and offer a sense of calm and achievement, but in some cases they can also add value to your home which may be of benefit in the future.

We have a wide range of product available that can all be fully customised to create a bespoke offering for you and your home.

Use our online QuoteBuilder today to start designing your double glazing products to your own specification, you’ll be able to see a visual representation of your products that you’re designing and have many different colours, styles, frames and accessory options to choose from.

Then, you’ll receive a free, no-obligation quote for the products you want.

Alternatively, why not book a digital appointment with one of our team members. 

They’ll be more than happy to jump on a call with you to discuss your needs, requirements and ideas that you have to improve your home, ready for the Summer.