Maximize Your Christmas Break: A Guide to Productive Relaxation

‘Tis the season for rest, relaxation, and maybe a touch of productivity! This Christmas break, consider turning your time off into an opportunity to tackle those home projects you’ve been putting off. Let’s dive into how you can make the most of your downtime and set the stage for a fantastic year ahead.

Assess and Prioritize:

Start by making a list of the home projects you’ve been meaning to address. Whether it’s a leaky tap in the bathroom, a room in need of a fresh coat of paint, or that dream kitchen you’ve been envisioning, prioritize your tasks. This will help you stay organised and focused during your time off.

At Morpeth Kitchens & Interiors we love a traditional ‘To Do’ list. We all use these both at work and at home!

Dream Big:

The holiday season is the perfect time to dream big and plan for the future. If a new kitchen or bathroom has been on your wish list    this year, use this break to start the planning process. Browse through home improvement magazines, websites, and gather inspiration on platforms like Pinterest and Instagram. Create a vision board to help crystallize your ideas!

This will help you later when you come to plan the physical work! It’s always better to start with an idea that be faced with a daunting blank canvas…

Set a Budget:

Once you have a clear idea of your project, repairs or plan to change; establish a realistic budget. Research the costs associated with materials, labour, and any other expenses. Setting a budget from the outset will help you make informed decisions and avoid unexpected financial surprises down the road.

Especially this time of year when no doubt you have gone OVER budget on Christmas. By establishing where you are financially now will save you the headache later!

Create a Timeline:

Break down your project into manageable tasks and create a timeline. Consider how much time each phase of the project will take and be realistic about your availability. If you’re planning a larger renovation, such as a kitchen overhaul, keep in mind that some tasks may need to be completed sequentially.

Consult Professionals:

For major renovations or re-designs, consider consulting with professionals! Schedule consultations with contractors, designers, or architects to discuss your vision, get expert advice, and obtain estimates. This step is crucial for ensuring that your dream project aligns with your budget and can be realistically achieved.

At Morpeth Kitchens & Interiors, we offer a free discovery consultation to chat through your ideas, your plans and budgets so that we can work with you to create your dream spaces. We have always said… There is no time like the New Year to pursue these plans!

Gather Resources:

If you are a bit of a DIY hero, collect the necessary resources, including tools, materials, and any professional contacts you might need. Knowing where to source your materials and having the right tools on hand will streamline the process and help you avoid unnecessary delays.

Get Started:

With your plan, budget, and resources in place, it’s time to get started! Begin with smaller tasks to build momentum and a sense of accomplishment. As you check off items from your to-do list, you’ll find yourself motivated to tackle more significant projects.

Don’t forget to RELAX!

For all that being productive is good for the mind, this Christmas don’t forget to take some well-deserved time off! Eat your favourite food. Drink your favourite drink and spend time with family and friends.

After all, ‘Tis the season to be jolly!

From all of us at Morpeth Kitchens & Interiors – we wish you all the very best for the Year ahead!

Morpeth Kitchens

Over 30 years of experience creating stunning kitchens, sumptuous bathing areas and unique living spaces.


There are no prescribed timescales for any new kitchen, bathroom, or refurbishment projects. Each project is individually designed to your specific needs and desires. Our experts will guide you through the design process through to delivery.

We offer a range of interior design services including, orangeries, beautiful bedroom furniture, stylish staircases, under stair storage to bespoke bookcases. Anything else? Please just ask.

Yes, we can create the space or room of your dreams. We can improve existing space by opening it up or we can help you create new and exciting living spaces.

Absolutely, our designer will visit your home to discuss your vision and ideas, taking all the necessary measurements to enable our in-house team to develop your bespoke design.

We aim to invite you to the Showroom within 2 weeks for your initial design viewing and consultation meeting.

We offer the full service of project managing the development and delivery of your project in its entirety, but we are also happy to work alongside any other tradespeople you want to work with.

Yes, our showroom is at Whitehouse Farm, just outside Morpeth. We are open Monday to Friday: 9am – 4.30pm, Saturday: 9.30am - 3.30pm (other times by appointment)



Morpeth Kitchen & Interiors, B1 Whitehouse Farm Centre, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6AW

01670 789 599


Morpeth Kitchen & Interiors, B1 Whitehouse Farm Centre, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6AW

01670 789 599