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The magic of a Story home at Christmas

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Christmas is just around the corner and we won’t let the pandemic dampen our spirits! We couldn’t wait to decorate our Charlton show home at Aspen Grange in Carlisle and it’s safe to say, it officially feels like Christmas at Story Homes!

This year we’ve all spent more time in our homes than ever, realising they’re so much more than somewhere we simply live. Christmas will be no exception to this, a season that’s normally spent celebrating at a local market, fun fair or on a trusty night out on the town, will look different this year. This doesn’t mean you can’t create magical memories at home; here’s what Christmas in a Story home looks like…

The guestlist

It might be the first time you have seen them in a while, but with flexible living areas and spacious bedrooms, there’s room for the whole family to spend Christmas day how they want to. Our homes definitely weren’t designed by scrooge!

There’s a separate playroom downstairs where the little ones can escape to test out their new toys without the watchful eyes of the adults, who can relax in the lounge in front of some Christmas specials on the TV. Teenagers have their own bedroom too, complete with an en-suite, the ideal space for them to catch up with friends and escape their younger siblings!

The main event

First things first, presents – with the feature Christmas tree in the lounge, the morning starts with everyone opening their presents together with a festive film on in the background. There’s plenty of room for everyone on the sofas, not that the kids care, who are ferociously unwrapping presents around the tree!

Now that the little ones are occupied with their new toys, Mum and Dad can move into the kitchen/dining/family area to prepare breakfast with the help of the teenagers, who can also test out their new tech in the living area of this open plan space, in between helping to set the table.

Mid-morning is time for some festive games in the kitchen/dining/family area, the perfect setting to spend time together as a family while being able to quickly check on Christmas dinner without missing out on the fun!

Mid-afternoon and the feast is served. There’s space for everyone at the dining table and the sofa is nearby, ready for full tummies to have a lie down once they’ve finished their meal! Normally after dinner comes a crash, spent snuggled up on the sofas in the lounge.

As the evening draws in…

The little ones are ready to be tucked up for the night in their festive bedrooms, surrounded by their new presents, while the adults and teens continue the celebrations, enjoying some Christmas drinks.

A Story home is the perfect place to host a magical Christmas. If we’ve got you imagining what your Christmas could look like, why not take a look at our beautiful homes and start planning for a new start in 2021 in a home that works for you.

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