How to winter-proof your home and keep warm this winter!

How to winter-proof your home and keep warm this winter!

By Administration Team | 20-06-18 Winter is well and truly here with lots of cold and wet winter days in Melbourne’s south-east. Although we may feel the cold outside, the last thing you want is to allow that cold to creep inside your home.
Peake Real Estate have come up with some tips on how you can winter-proof your home so you can stay warm and toasty inside this winter!

1.SEAL YOUR WINDOWS AND DOORS
Go around your home and take a look at all of your windows and doors. Are there any small gaps? Can you feel a breeze or cool air coming through them? Heat will escape through any small gaps and holes around windows and doors so make sure they are sealed to keep as much warmth as possible inside.

2.CLEAR YOUR GUTTERS
If your gutters are filled with greenery and/or leaves you will want to clear it. Having blocked gutters can lead to excessive moisture which could potentially lead to a leaky roof, so make sure they are kept clear.

3.ADD THROWS AND BLANKETS TO BEDS AND LOUNGE AREAS
Winter is the perfect time to snuggle up in a blanket, so why not have them accessible in lounge areas and add additional layers to your bed spread? Blankets are a great way to stay warm without increasing your heater temperature; plus, they are a great way to freshen up your styling to add modern colours and textures into your home.

4.MAKE USE OF DAYLIGHT WARMTH
Open your curtains and blinds during daylight hours to let natural sunlight heat your home, then close them all before the sun goes down to help lock that natural heat in your home. Your electricity or gas bill will help to thank you for this!

5.ADD RUGS TO FLOORBOARDS AND TILES
Rugs are a great way to keep your feet warm on floorboards and tiles and can also make a house appear to be warmer! They can help to hold heat into a room and just like like the throws and rugs, they can be used to incorporate some winter season style.

6.CREATE AN OUTDOOR WINTER HAVEN
Although being in an outdoor area in winter may seem counter-intuitive when trying to stay warm, having an outdoor fire-pit and cosy chairs could be a great addition to your home if you enjoy spending time outdoors. This way you can enjoy being outside while staying warm by a small cosy fire. Just make sure you keep an eye out for fire-restrictions and rules before you decide to start a fire.

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