Three Winter Home Renovations That are Worth Making
As the weather gets colder, we tend to want to get out and about and do a bit less, so it’d be completely understandable if you’d rather get tucked up and cosy on the sofa rather than get to work on some new home improvements. There are, however, a number of winter time home renovations that make a lot of sense and, more importantly, don’t require you to go outside.
Here are three ideas that could make a difference this winter.
Insulate and save
Naturally, winter is the time when you’re going to have the heating whacked up high and running more often as you try and stave off the seasonal chill, but you might be using more energy and spending more on your utility bills than you need to. If you’ve never looked into how effectively your house is insulated, there’s no better time than before the coldest months of the year, and it could save you a decent amount of money in the long run.
Start with a boiler check-up – this could help you identify and fix costly problems before they happen. Next, take a look at your loft insulation – if it’s not been done in a while, you’ll need to add thicker layers. You can also look at lagging the pipes and some draughtproofing, both of which will generate savings in the long run.
While the primary benefit lies in cost saving over the coming years, you’ll also find your house easy to efficiently heat up to a comfortable level.
Remodel your kitchen
The kitchen is one of the star rooms of the house during winter. Creator of delicious winter warmer meals, the key component of Christmas dinner and often a well-used hosting spot for Christmas parties, the modern kitchen is much more than just a few appliances.
If your kitchen isn’t looking or feeling too modern, why not take the opportunity to renovate it ahead of the Christmas period? You can get the contractors in or get the tape measure out yourself. Creating brand-new kitchen space can transform your home, plus you’ll look forward to cooking the turkey more this year. Suppliers like RS Components offer a great selection of tape measures to help you with that.
Grab the paintbrush
If you’re feeling a little lazy but still have the desire to do something around the house, try a lick of paint to the walls and furniture. It’s a simple task, relatively fun to do and will make a whole lot of difference to the aesthetic of your repainted room.
A repaint can be a somewhat surface level solution if you don’t combine it with any other work. But, if you’re busy over the winter period and want to make a noticeable difference to the look of your home in as little time as possible, a new paintjob will catch the eye of your guests and give your rooms a fresh feel for minimal effort.
Winter might not feel like the time to start work on the house, but the festive period could be a lot more enjoyable thanks to a few of these suggestions. Whether your priority is cost saving or an aesthetic makeover, you still have time to make a difference in your home before Christmas arrives.