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It is that time of year again where we tend to not want to do very much. We hibernate and like the idea of staying indoors. However, spending more time in our homes can highlight some of the areas that could need a little bit of home improvement. You start to notice colours on the walls, how you feel in certain areas of your home, and you can find yourself perusing websites like Pinterest searching for some inspiration on what you can do to make your home feel, well, more homely. I wanted to share with you some of the home improvements that are perfect to take on this winter.
Improving the heating system
During the winter, you are bound to be staying indoors a little more, which may bring you into feeling the cold if your home heating system isn’t up to scratch. Of course, we even notice if a heating system isn’t efficient as it is reflected in our heating bills. You might want to consider alternative heating systems like solar or infrared panels. These types of alternative systems can heat your home differently and help it to feel more cosy. They can also be more efficient when it comes to sustaining temperatures, so could be a worthy investment at this time of the year.
Giving your home a new lick of paint
When we spend a lot of time in our home, we can start to see where cracks are showing and paintwork isn’t looking as bright or as clean as it once was, so it is important to use this time by freshly decorating your abode. Perhaps keeping in with the same colour scheme but a new coat could just brighten your home up, or you could use it as an opportunity to change the colour scheme entirely.
Adding features and winter accessories to your home decor
We all like to change up our home decor every once in awhile, so winter presents the perfect chance to do that by adding a few winter or festive accessories to your home. Of course, there’s the obligatory Christmas decorations to add to your home, but you can also think about things like winter blooms, adding eucalyptus to vases or simply getting out the winter spiced candles.
Taking on some of the bigger jobs
Winter may not seem like the ideal time to refit your kitchen and bathroom, but actually booking in professionals to tackle these bigger jobs could work in your favour. You may be able to get it done cheaper, and it would be amazing to use a new kitchen for the big christmas dinner or indulge in your new bathroom for a little rest and relaxation over the festive period.
Getting your garden ready for next year
Finally, the garden may not seem like a place you want to spend time in during the winter months, but you can really use it to your advantage as you can strip back some of the trees and bushes, tidy some of the debris away, and prepare it for when the warmer weather start to reappear.
I hope that this has enticed you to think about some of the home improvements you could do this winter.