Monday, 20 November 2017

Winter Warmth and your home

Hi everyone,

Winter has arrived, and the frost and cold weather is rolling in thick and fast. Our guide is going to take you through the best ways to keep warm this winter and to prevent that horrible chill from entering your home.

Your Flooring

It may surprise you to hear, but having warm colours in your home actually gives off the impression of warmth. Darker colours such as walnut, because we associate them with warmth, it tricks our minds and our bodies into actually feeling warm. If this sounds like something you’d like this winter, then walnut engineered wood flooring is perfect for you!

Engineered walnut also has the capability to have underfloor heating fitted underneath, and if you have a slightly extended budget is highly recommended. Solid wood, however, is not recommended to have underfloor heating fitted, as excess heat can cause the wood to expand, thus causing damage to the flooring.Don’t let that put you off solid wood though, due to its solid nature, it naturally stops cold from entering through any cracks. Engineered, however, due to its layered makeup won’t be affected by heat. Having the right underlay and flooring insulation also makes a big difference.



Warmth around the house

As well as ensuring your flooring is properly prepared, it’s important to make sure the rest of your house is fully ready. Draft excluders will be your new best friend and will ensure that heat doesn’t escape. You can buy them, but they are also incredibly easy to make a DIY draft excluder. Any material that can be used to wedge a space, along cushion or item of clothing will do the trick.

Thick curtains are also a great help. It’s also incredibly important to ensure that windows are shut properly and that all cracks are covered. If you have the budget as well, double glazed windows are always worth investing in, but it can be a costly investment.

Other more simple options are a jumper or two, and a nice warm fluffy blanket always do the trick! Ensuring little things like your radiator works properly are also very important factors. One of the more entertaining options is a pet, but it is important to remember that a pet is not just for Christmas!

We hope our guide has helped you somewhat to stay warm this winter.

MissLJbeauty
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