While the past summer has been a ‘do it yourself’ dream for many, there is no need for it to stop when we get to winter. No – far from it. If you still want to keep busy with home improvements, all you need to do is switch over to some winter projects that will keep you working hard well into spring.
For some home improvement ideas – read this piece to find out more!
Seal Up Those Cracks Around the Home
Cracks in masonry and other hard surfaces in and around your home can be an absolute nightmare. They will be letting warm air out and cold air in, but they are also a hazard. It does not take long for cracks to start making their way further apart in any direction, and that is when they can become more than a DIY project, and not particularly one you want to sort out in winter either!
Check and Fix Your Radiators
Radiators can be a lifesaver when it comes to colder weather. No one wants to be stuck in a cold room where you just can’t warm up, and having a broken heating system is a nightmare for both you, electricians, and heating specialists over winter, as it is usually the busiest time when complaints of heating problems come rolling in.
A quick check of your radiators might be all that is needed, and to do this, you simply need to turn on your heating and check that the radiators are heated evenly from the bottom to the top when they are at full heat.
If you find the heat to be uneven, you might need to bleed the radiators, releasing the trapped air that would be creating the pockets of cold.
If you think you need some new radiators, then get in quick, and visit www.warmrooms.co.uk to make sure you have a toasty room this winter.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
While painting might seem like a strange thing to do to prepare for winter, it does have its benefits. For a start, paint is often on offer from autumn to winter, which means even if you have a lot to paint and want to grab a bargain, now is one of the best times to do it! Also, because the air is typically less humid, the paint will adhere better to whatever you are transferring it to, and it should dry faster too!
Many people also like to spruce up their places for Christmas festivities too, leaving their abode looking fresh for when Santa comes.
Check Your Smoke Alarm
Checking the smoke alarm is not often thought about unless it is beeping incessantly at us to tell us that there is a fault. However, that is not the best way to rely on not having homes burnt to the ground, and checking the batteries every 6 months is a much better option.
In a season where Christmas lights, candles, and plenty of food come out regularly, it is worth making sure your home is equipped to tell you if something starts to get a little too warm.