With spring just around the corner and the cold months of winter starting to recede now is the time to think about sprucing up your house ready for the warmer months.
Banish The Winter Blues
Winter weather can have a big impact on the good repair of our homes. So before doing anything new it’s important to access any damage that winter has done and get it repaired. So check that pipes are in working order and not cracked, the roof, brickwork, doors, and windows are all in good condition and repair if you can by resealing and painting for example.
However, if your windows or doors are letting in too much of a draught or are beyond repair now is the time to think about replacing them with new double glazed units. Now the weather is better it is a perfect time to think about getting new double glazing and it will help make the home feel warmer when winter comes around again. They will also be far more energy-efficient which will help save on bills when the weather gets colder.
It is a good idea to check that your boiler is working efficiently as well as this can also cut those energy bills. So get your heating system serviced to make sure it is working as well as it can. While you’re at it bleed your radiators – it takes only a few minutes but can improve how they work.
Before doing anything too drastic it is amazing what a good clear out and clean can do to improve the feel of your home. It may be boring but having a good clean-up will make your home feel fresh and new.
Spruce Up On A Budget
While doing things like replacing double glazing will cost a little but it is an investment in your home. However, not everything you do to spruce up your house needs to cost a fortune. Instead, think about getting a new lick of paint (if you don’t want to paint the whole room what about decorating a new feature wall?) or changing the soft furnishings. Things like cushions and rugs don’t cost much but can change and refresh the whole feel of a room.
You could also look at how the room has been arranged as moving the furniture can change the flow of the room and make it better for spring.
Finally, something as simple as opening your windows and letting the fresh air in will blow away the cobwebs. That way you get your home spring-ready and banish the winter blues.