We may still be in August, but that doesn’t mean that you should wait any longer to start thinking about winter. After all, we’re still technically in summer! But autumn is just around the corner, and before you know it the shops will all be filled with lots of sparkly Christmas decorations! So, it’s a good idea to start thinking about winter right now, specifically how to winterise your home so you can stay cosy and snug through the colder months. Here are some tips that can help you.
Protect Your Decking
Winter means bad weather, and all that wind, rain and snow could really damage any wood work out in your garden. There is a way to protect any wood from the elements, though, you just need to paint it with a good quality wood sealant. Make sure all your wooden outdoor furniture is painted with this. However, you should keep your furniture inside through winter if possible. It is super important to protect your decking or wooden structures that need to stay outside with sealant as this will constantly be at risk from the weather.
Add Cosy Bathroom Touches
There is nothing worse than getting out of a nice hot bath or shower and having to get dried in the freezing cold! Even if you have your heating on full blast, it can still be a bit chilly standing in your bathroom with just a towel wrapped around yourself! Thankfully, there are a few cosy bathroom additions that can help to make things feel a lot more comfortable. You can click here to find out about heated towel rails and contemporary radiators. It’s also a good idea to add a soft bath mat to the floor, so you don’t have to step out of the shower straight onto cold tiles. Adding bright art to the walls can create a warm atmosphere as well.
Add Antifreeze To The Toilet
Another useful tip for your bathroom is to add some antifreeze to the toilet. You can pour this straight into the cistern. Once the antifreeze is in, you don’t have to worry about the water in your system freezing up, no matter how cold it gets!
Invest In Door Mats
Another really annoying thing about winter is bringing all the slush from the snow and rain into your home. There are a few options around this, but the best thing you can do is to buy a doorstep for each of your main entryways. Then anyone who comes into your house can wipe the bottom of their shoes or boots on the door mat before they step over the threshold. And you won’t ever have to worry about anyone bringing any dirty slush into your home again!
So, there you have it – winterising your home doesn’t have to take too much. These tips should help you keep your home clean and comfortable through the coming winter months. Keep warm and snug, and you’ll be able to survive right through till the springtime!