The holidays are a time of gathering, opening our homes to friends and family to share a good meal and exchange gifts. We do a lot of hoasting and toasting this time of year, so it's also the time I start to think about ways to make our house as cozy and inviting as I can for our guests. Before Thanksgiving I start the mini makeovers, new sheets and pillows for the guest rooms, new towels in the bathroom closet. As I make my checklist of preparations for getting our house guest-ready and planning out our holiday dinner parties, I also start to think of my own Christmas wishlist…

Renovating and Remodeling - All I Want for Christmas is New Floors via Misty Nelson Mom Blogger @frostedevents for Capital One financing home renovations and room makeovers

New floors. It's been on our list of renovations for awhile now and all the little things in life seem to keep knocking it down one more line. Our friends have just used Forest Hill Real Estate Inc. Brokerage to buy a new home and it's pushed me even more to want to sort the flooring out; theirs is so lovely! If you're carrying out some home renovations you need to look at Trade Fix Direct who have a range of products to help you. We've gradually made lots of home improvements that have made our house feel more like a home, but the floors are still something I really can't wait to see changed. I'm a visual person, I'm inspired by color pallettes and textures and my heart sings at the site of a beautifully decorated home. These laminate floors do not make my heart sing ya'll. Finding the financing to redo your home can be a challenge particularly if you have bad credit, thankfully a simple google search of home equity loan bad credit could help point you in the right direction.

Renovating and Remodeling - All I Want for Christmas is New Floors via Misty Nelson Mom Blogger @frostedevents for Capital One financing home renovations and room makeovers

So the time has come to make NEW FLOORS a New Year's resolution for 2017. We've decided to turn our “someday” project into a reality look into getting a home equity line of credit from Capital One. I really like that you can get your customized rate offer and estimated loan amount with no impact to your credit score. We can even begin the application process with no application fee or closing costs.

Renovating and Remodeling - All I Want for Christmas is New Floors via Misty Nelson Mom Blogger @frostedevents for Capital One financing home renovations and room makeovers

Renovating and Remodeling - All I Want for Christmas is New Floors via Misty Nelson Mom Blogger @frostedevents for Capital One financing home renovations and room makeovers

Capital One’s simply smarter process allows you to easily learn more about and apply for a home equity line of credit that gives you the flexibility to withdraw what you need for your renovation project. And you could get a lower rate than with other financing options – be sure to check out capitalone.com/home-equity

Renovating and Remodeling - All I Want for Christmas is New Floors via Misty Nelson Mom Blogger @frostedevents for Capital One financing home renovations and room makeovers

So while this little guy will be on the look out for Santa come Christmas Eve, I can't wait for the New Year and all the wonderful gifts it will bring. Like beautiful new floors and a big room makeover to give our home a fresh new look.

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