Seasons come and go. Leaving a trail of unwanted home additions that they require in their wake.
Come winter, it’s draughty and cold; in summer it’s too hot and humid, and when the storms come around, the repairs are costly! It’s an endless cycle, and it’s tiring. However, the quick and easy solutions tend to be what throws all of your home decor efforts out the window.
There are home improvements that protect and spruce up your house at the same time – you just need to know where to look!
Consider these weatherproof ideas that protect and decorate your home.
For the cold
On windy days, the cold can cut through anything. Sealing up your home starts with working out where the cold is coming from. Checking that you have rubber seals on your doors and windows is an easy and relatively low-cost addition to your home.
For added warmth, invest in thick wool rugs to cover your hard floors. Not just any rug – make it a statement piece! You can bring it out when the days get colder to decorate seasonally and keep your rooms fresh.
Draught excluders are a simple decorative addition that can, and should, be funky. If you can’t find one that matches the theme of your room, get creative and make one! To add some warmth to your home, candles and low lighting create a cosy atmosphere in the evening times, don’t underestimate this placebo effect!
Extreme weather causes extreme damage to your home. As a preventative, investing in stormproof windows and doors, including your garage, are long-term investments that will protect your home. When making these purchases, quality and look come hand-in-hand.
When storms hit, the investments that we make to protect our homes are truly tested. As an extra preventative for your windows, storm shutters are a must. The shutters look just like those that are inside your home but are much stronger. They will protect you from any flying items, strong winds, and rain. Storm shutters come in many different designs and are all tested regularly.
For the heat
When hot days come around sunbathing and swimming are the first thing that’s on your mind. You can easily forget about the stale heat that seeps into your home.
To prepare for summer, get ready to do things outside! Having a garden space for cooking and eating is a simple way to make the most of summer while preventing your home from overheating when you cook.
To manage the heat that does enter your home, open the doors in the morning and just before the sun sets to let some air in.
A tactic for cooling down your indoor spaces is to circulate the air. There are many ways to do this. Some of the great investments you make can also look great. Purchasing large flat-leaf plants will add some colour to your rooms and circulate air at the same time. For more air, add a ceiling fan to your most-used room. Tasteful, lowage on energy usage and cooling: a ceiling fan will be your savour on a hot summer’s day.
Spruce up your home while protecting you and your family with these stylish ideas that make your house a home while covering all eventualities.
Thank you so much for reading. I hope you feel more positive about getting your home ready for all seasons.