Skip to main content

5 WAYS TO WINTER PROOF YOUR HOME

The temperature over the past few days has really been starting to drop. Which means autumn is definitely here. This also means that it is time to start having a think about winter proofing your home ready for the colder months to come. 



There are some great ways that you can winter proof your home to help keep your home cosy and warm and are easy to do too:

Use insulating tape/bubble wrap on the windows
You can buy various types from DIY stores they are invisible when doors and windows are shut. You just stick them around the edges of the frame to fill the gaps. You can also invest in window shrink film or use bubble wrap.

Use draught excluders
During the warmer months drafty doors and windows are less likely to be noticed. Draught excluders are  great for doors as they are one of the worst areas for draught. You can buy different varieties and designs or if you have the time you can even make your own.

Hang a heavy curtain across your front door
My parents would do this during the winter months to keep the house warm. It definitely seemed to work and is something we are yet to try but are considering.

Block up unused fireplaces 
heat can be lost up the chimney and cold draughts come down make sure you also give them a good clean first. Out fireplace was luckily blocked up already when we moved in so not something we have to worry about atm.

Make sure your attic is well insulated 
If your renting its not responsibility. If you are lucky to own your own home than make sure it's well insulated as homes heat can be lost through the roof. This is definitely something we need to look into as we don't use the attic often.

These are just a few tips to help you to keep your home nice and warm this autum/winter.

Do you have any more tips? 
 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

HOUSE WORK HACKS: KEEPING YOUR HOME UNDER CONTROL

Running a home can be hard work when you have children running around and making mess wherever they go however there are things you can do to help run your home more smoothly.  Designate a play area  We have half of our dining room a place for Blake to play. We have it set up with a soft mat to play on and a bean bag incase he wants to sit and read.  Cover the sofa Using a washable throw is a great idea to protect your sofa from sticky finger marks and it can just be chucked into the washing machine. Tidy as you go along This is a habit that we need to start doing more often as it will save us a lot of time in the long run.

6 LESSONS LEARNT SO FAR OF HOME OWNERSHIP

We have been home owners now for almost 2 and a half years. In that time I must admit we have learnt quite a bit. To be able to afford our own home we had to relocate from Bedfordshire to Lincolnshire and we have no regrets as we love the area and we are a train ride away from bigger cities such as Lincoln, Leeds and Sheffield.

OUR FAMILY FRIENDLY BATHROOM

The bathroom in our home, doesn't need much doing to it as the previous owners, had renovated it not long before we moved in. The bathroom itself is a good size family bathroom  and colourwise I really like the tiles the previous owners had chosen. The bathroom to me is an important  place in the home as its a place for me to go after a busy and long day/week and relax. One of my favourite parts of our bathroom has to be the LED lights across the beams.  It brings a relaxing ambience to the bathroom, for when I have my bath. Blake also loves this as he is very sensory and enjoys looking at the lights whilst having his bath.