Get Your Home Winter Ready With These Tips
November is now here, and it’s safe to say that the winter season is now upon us. We can now begin looking forward to the festivities in front of us with the ones we love. If you’re like most, it’s very likely you’ll be welcoming friends and family into your home, so it’s completely understandable that you want to make sure your home is in tip-top condition. Not sure what things you could spruce up? Take a look at these tips to help you get your home ready for winter!
Keep your home warm
Now the weather is beginning to cool down, you’ll need to think about keeping your home nice and warm so that it’s welcoming and comfortable for your guests. Aside from putting the heating on, you should take the time to search your home for any drafts that might be letting colder air into your home. These drafts might be coming from underneath your doors, your window panes, or even your roof. Buying draft excluders and having a roofing professional check over your roof will help eliminate these and keep everyone warm. Sealing in the heat and preventing colder air from entering will also save you money on your energy bills.
Give it some curb appeal
First impressions definitely matter, so taking some time to spruce up the exterior of your home will do the world of good. Neatening up your lawn, de-weeding, and having any broken concrete fixed with an industrial concrete repair specialist will ensure your home looks as welcoming as possible. You can tie the look together with some pretty outdoor Christmas lights and a wreath on the door.
Bring out the winter furnishings
Making your home feel more cozy during the winter is a great way of creating a much more welcoming feel in your home. Not only that, but thicker furnishings also help to trap heat, meaning your home is warmer and you spend less trying to heat it up. Dig out your winter curtains, rugs, throws and cushions and create a warm, welcoming, and cozy atmosphere for your guests.
Add winter aromas
Creating the perfect atmosphere for friends and family is more than just what comes to the eye. Tantalize their senses by burning cinnamon and zest candles and using air fresheners with festive-appropriate scents. Why not create your own pot-pourri bowls to dot around your home so that no matter what, your home smells absolutely beautiful.
Winter-proof your home
Finally, the last thing you want when you have visitors is for something to go wrong with your home. If you live in a particularly cold climate, take the time to insulate your pipes, empty out your sprinklers, insulate any holes that have formed in walls, and check your boiler. If there are jobs such as clearing your gutters or checking your roof shingles, make sure you hire a professional to avoid any injury or further damage to your home.
Most importantly, enjoy the festive season with everyone you love!