Saturday, 19 October 2019

How Can You Make Your Home Look Bright and Beautiful?

Your home might be beautifully decorated, but without the right light it’s always going to look a little dark and dingy. We’re not all blessed with south facing homes which attract a lot of light, but there are things that you can do to maximise what’s coming in and make your home a more pleasant place to be. Here’s how you can go about it!

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Autumnal Gardening and Repairs That are a Must at This Time of Year

Brrrr, the colder temperatures are here, and the age old question remains: when do you put your heating on? But as the temperatures are dropping, it means that there is some work to be done outside, if you have a patio or garden space, so that autumn and winter don’t take over and leave you with a lot of work to do in the spring. As well as clearing the fallen leaves that will be arriving in abundance right about now, there are lots of other simple things that you can do that make a big difference to the look and quality of your garden. Plus, this time of the year can be a good time for wildlife in your garden, like hedgehogs and so on. So here are some tips to make sure that you can take care of your garden, and that you can look after the wildlife that is looking for a home this autumn and winter.

Friday, 27 September 2019

Easy Ways To Keep Your Home Warm All Through Winter

hen this time of year rolls around, we all start to focus on ways we can keep warm over the winter. We invest in warm boots, new scarves and sometimes even thermal underwear (arguably the most attractive garments that have ever existed). But how exactly do you make sure that your own home stays cosy all through the colder months? Here are some tips.
Add Insulation To Your Attic
We all know how important it is to wear a hat during the winter, because a huge amount of your body heat escapes through your head. The same is true of your home - if your loft or attic isn’t fully insulated, you’ll end up losing a lot of heat through your roof. This will push your heating bills to astronomically high levels, and you’ll end up wasting a lot of money. One option is to hire someone to add insulation to your loft, but you can also buy it from any hardware store. You can add insulation to your floor if you don’t use your loft but you can also attach it behind your rafters if you want to insulate the actual roof.


Time Your Heaters
You may not need to keep your heaters on as high a level as you currently do. If you add timers and put your radiators on a lower setting, it means that your house will be at the level you want it to be when you wake up, and you will have saved money and power - and that unpleasant early morning dash to your thermostat to flick the heaters on before you get into your shower. You could also time your heaters to come on before you get home from work along with your lights so you come home to a well-lit, warm house.
Add Rugs To Your Floors

There’s a good chance that you’re currently losing a lot of heat through your floors if you have wooden, slate or tiled floors, so why not add rugs? They will insulate the floors and stop the cold from the ground coming up into your house, and they’ll be a lot more pleasant and warm to walk on than bare floors. Just make sure you attach the edges to the ground properly so you don’t end up tripping over.

Keep Your Radiators Free
There’s something that feels really wonderful about sitting on a couch with the radiator blazing behind it. It’s probably the most cosy that any human being could possibly be, which is definitely the aim during autumn and winter. However, it really isn’t the best way to heat your house, as you’re blocking the heat from getting to the rest of the room. Move any furniture away from the front of the radiator if you want it to do a good job and heat your home as much as you’d like.
Keeping your home warm through winter may seem like a constant battle but the truth is that a lot of it is simply common sense: use a timer, get your boiler checked, insulate your attic, don’t block your radiators. If you follow these tips, you should be toasty and warm all winter long.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Building A Baby’s Bedroom Before They’re Born

baby's gray knit hat

The environment surrounding a child throughout their life is very important to them. They will be shaped by the space you give them, with their future being partly dictated by this side of their life. Of course, though, while it is easy to understand what a baby needs, it can often be a challenge to put it into practise before they are born. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the work which can be done to make this process as quick as possible, giving your little ones the very best start in life.

Friday, 13 September 2019

Five Ways You Can Prepare Your Home For Winter

The summer is finally over, and we’re finally edging into autumn. It’s a beautiful time of year as the leaves fall from the trees and turn glorious shades of crimson and orange, but it’s also the time when you need to make sure that your home is fully prepared for the colder weather ahead. Here are some tips that will help you make sure that your house is fully winter-proofed.

Check Your Boiler
First, you need to get your boiler serviced. You should do this every year, but it’s particularly important to make sure that it’s running well before winter begins. Not only is it extortionately expensive to replace a boiler (this is what that rainy day fund is for), but it’s also incredibly uncomfortable to go through the winter without heating or hot water. If your boiler isn’t working properly during autumn, you can shudder and complain your way through a cold shower. If it’s off during the winter, you’ll feel as though your entire body has turned into an icicle. 

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