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Turn your Home into a Cosy Winter Retreat

As the chilly winter months approach, transforming your home into a cosy retreat becomes essential. Embracing the warmth and comfort indoors can turn your living space into a haven during this colder season. In this blog post, we will explore some practical handyman tips to help you create a cosy atmosphere that will make you never want to leave your home.






Warm a Room with Colour



If you’re looking to turn your home into a cosy winter retreat, start by looking at the colour scheme.


Firstly, decide if you are looking to paint the whole home, a room or just a statement wall. If you are unsure where to start, the lounge is the heart of the home and generally a good place to begin.


Painting with warm colours can create a vibrant and inviting atmosphere that can instantly uplift one’s mood. Remember – warm colours don’t have to be light and bright colours. Consider dark and moody tones for vibrancy. Compliment the colour of your statement wall with accents of colour within your furnishings and accessories.


Warm colours tend to visually advance, making objects appear closer and adding a sense of depth to your artwork. So, whether you’re aiming to create a cosy corner in your home or seeking to infuse your artwork with a sense of dynamism, painting with warm colours can help you achieve that and more!

If you don’t like darker bold colours, consider warm earthy neutrals. They can work well, especially if you have accessories of colour.


Don’t be scared to paint the ceiling. It will automatically close off the room and give it a snug and cosier feeling.


Ask one of our Hubbies for painting and decorating help and advice today.






Check for Draughts



Inspect Doors and Windows:

You’ll find that a lot of draughts in the home happen between gaps in the front and back door of the home. Check for any gaps or cracks around doors and windows that can let cold air in and warm air out. Look out for any obvious gaps (usually found around door and window frames). Apply draught sealing or caulking to close off these areas.


Check other areas of your home for gaps, especially around pipes, vents, and ductwork. Use expanding foam sealant or caulk to seal these gaps and prevent drafts.


If you require advice in deciding what seals to use, Hire A Hubby can help make that choice for you. With our professional expertise, we will have the draughts located and sealed in no time. Give us a call.








Consider Double Glazing



Having double glazing in your home offers numerous benefits that make it a wise investment. Firstly, double glazing provides enhanced insulation, helping to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. This can lead to improved energy efficiency, reducing your reliance on heating and cooling systems and potentially lowering your energy bills. Additionally, double glazing helps to minimise external noise, creating a quieter and more peaceful living environment. It also acts as a barrier against condensation, reducing the chances of dampness and mold growth. Furthermore, double glazing improves home security, as it is more difficult to break than single-pane windows. Lastly, double glazing enhances the aesthetic appeal of your home, adding a modern and sleek look. With its energy-saving, noise-reducing, security-enhancing, and aesthetic benefits, double glazing is undoubtedly a valuable addition to any home.










There are plenty of ways to insulate the home. Here are some of them.



Insulate Walls:
Insulating exterior walls can help reduce heat loss. If your walls are already exposed (during renovation or construction), you can add insulation materials such as fiberglass or foam boards.


Insulate the Attic:
A significant amount of heat loss occurs through the attic. Ensure proper insulation by adding or upgrading the insulation material. Make sure to insulate the attic access hatch or door as well.


To create a cosy environment, focus on enhancing insulation in your home. Pay attention to areas such as the attic and walls. Insulating these spaces will help retain heat and reduce energy consumption.


Use Blinds or Curtains:

Invest in curtains or blinds. These coverings help prevent heat transfer through the windows and provide an extra layer of insulation. Open them during the day to let sunlight in, and close them at night to retain heat.







Ambient Lighting



If you’re looking to create a cosy haven in your home, consider incorporating ambient lighting. You can do this on a budget with the addition of some fairy lights. The warm tones of the ambient lighting have a remarkable effect on the room’s overall ambiance. They infuse the space with a sense of warmth and help make it the perfect spot to unwind after a long day. Whether you’re curling up with a good book, enjoying a movie night with loved ones, or simply unwinding on your own, ambient lighting creates an inviting environment that encourages relaxation.


Always opt for a low-energy consumption set of fairy or LED lights. Ask your local Hubby for help if you require assistance hanging lights.*


* Please note, for more complex arrangements, you may need to consult with an electrician. 






Fire Pit



A fire pit creates a cosy and inviting ambiance that encourages relaxation and socialisation. Whether you’re enjoying a quiet night alone or hosting a gathering with friends and family, gathering around the warm glow of a fire pit can create a wonderful atmosphere.


Fire pits can be used for cooking, providing a unique opportunity for outdoor grilling and roasting marshmallows. It adds an element of fun and versatility to your outdoor activities. It also acts as a focal point or centrepiece in your outdoor design, adding beauty and charm to your overall landscaping.








By implementing these handyman tips, you can turn your home into a cosy sanctuary that offers warmth, comfort, and relaxation during the winter season. From weatherproofing and insulation to lighting and décor choices, these simple changes can make a significant difference in creating a cosy atmosphere that you’ll love coming home to. Embrace the winter months by transforming your home into a haven where you can escape the cold and unwind in complete comfort.


While some things you can do yourself, if you need help around your home this winter, click here to Book a Quote, or call 1800 803 339. Get it done over winter.


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