Winter is coming. Are you ready?
Many homes need a bit of work to get them winter-ready. Luckily there are many ways to prepare for winter without having the home energy bills go through the roof.
Bat away the winter blues with these warm up winter ideas:
Make your own loveseat
Winter is all about cosying up on the couch, keeping snug and staying protected from the cold winter air outside. A loveseat is the perfect place to snuggle up with a loved one to keep warm and cosy. Why not have one built to suit your style and living space? Our hubbies can help you build your dream loveseat according to your individual style and living area.
Get a heated towel rack for the bathroom
For an extra plush shower or bath experience this winter, add a heated towel rack to your bathroom. Wrapping a warm towel around you can really make that moment of stepping out of the shower, and into the cold air, a lot more bearable. Heated towel racks are really easy to install. You just need to drill a few holes in the wall, screw it into place, plug it in and switch on the power! If you’re worried about cracking your tiles, our hubbies can help install it for you.
Install a bathtub
There’s something very indulgent about taking a long hot bath in the wintertime. Taking a hot bath can relax the muscles and is the perfect de-stresser for winding down on winter nights. Tubs can be built to be standalone or built using your existing shower piping. A great way to make the most of space in the bathroom is to build a bathtub and shower combo.
Double glaze the windows
Double glazed windows can really do wonders for maintaining the temperature inside your home in both summer and winter. In winter, heat can easily escape through single pane windows. However, double pane windows form an extra barrier to stop heat from escaping so that the temperature in your home can remain nice and warm.
Insulate the roof and walls
Home insulation is vital if you want to keep the warm air inside your home, and your heating costs down. A well insulated house won’t require the heater to be on all the time. Once the home reaches an ideal temperature, you can turn the heater off and enjoy a warm a cosy home.
Hang insulated curtains
If you’re on a tight budget and can’t afford double glazed windows or a full home insulation upgrade, curtains can help keep the warm air from escaping through your windows. Make sure to choose thick curtains that will form a barrier to keep the cold air out and the warm air in.
Build a fireplace or block your unused one
Fireplaces are the perfect winter warmer. They keep us nice and cosy and create a nice centrepiece for any room. However, unused fireplaces let heat escape through the chimney. So if you have a fireplace that doesn’t get used, you might want to consider blocking it with insulation.
Our hubbies can help get your home ready for winter. Anything from installing a curtain rod and placing a heated towel rack in the bathroom to building a fireplace and double glazing your windows, our hubbies are here to help! Contact us today.