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Brrring on the Cold – 17 Easy Ways to Wrap Up Your Home for Winter

Autumn is officially here – the clocks have gone back and it’s down-hill all the way to winter! Enough of the doom and gloom, there’s lots of positive way you can wrap up your home before the really cold weather hits. Make space in your home for some little luxuries that will keep you as-snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug right through to Spring. So, brrrring on the cold, let’s face the challenge together and you’ll be surprised how easy a few warming home comforts can be.

 

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Premier Places

It may sound daft or even a little old-fashioned but adding extra layers of clothing will definitely help you stay warm. Fashion socks are a great way of keeping your feet toastie warm without having to resort to granny-slippers!

 

2

Breeze Home Improvements

Turn up your heating – however, be careful because you’ll also be turning up the price of your fuel bills.

 

3

U Switch

Make sure your radiators, no matter how old are working efficiently.

 

4

Laverty Architecture

Find the hot-spots, or not so hot spots, in your home and set about redressing the problem areas.

 

5

Consumer Focus

Share body warmth in the bedroom!

 

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Best Daily

Alternatively add extra layers of bedding; quilted bedspreads are back on-trend in a big way.

 

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Furniture Trendz

If you don’t have carpets use area rugs to make the floor feel warmer.

 

8

 Zeo Spot

Full length curtains and drapes are great for reducing the amount of heat loss from windows.

 

9

Fancy Cribs

Add thermal Roman blinds to your window dressing to give you another stylish layer of insulation.

 

10

Life Hacker

Stop draughts from seeping in under doors with an up-cycled foam tube; it will stay in place when you open and close the door.

 

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DIY Network

Add a foam insulation strip around ill fitting internal doors.

 

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Nigel’s Eco Store

Stripped floorboards may be on-trend but if there’s a void underneath the floor the chances are they’ll be draughts too. Use caulking to plug the gaps.

 

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Plymouth

Make sure your loft is well insulated; you may be entitled to a government or local council grant to help with the expense.

 

14

The Telegraph

Don’t let warm air outside via your letterbox – invest in an insulated one to help keep precious heat inside your home.

 

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House To Home

Old front doors can be very draughty, use a floor length door curtain to help block the draughts.

 

16

Petsafe

Cat flaps are notoriously draughty – use an insulated version to stop heat loss.

 

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 Mr Kate

Throw blankets are bang on-trend; they’ll add style, colour and texture to your living room and you’ll be able to wrap yourself up with a good book or in front of the telly to keep warm.

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