Preparing for the Winter

The title sounds so dramatic but it really isn’t. This is just a simple guide and tips on how to prepare your home come winter time. Some winter decors and actually preparing your home to combat the cold. Without further ado, here they are.

  • Curtains

A great first step in preparing your house during winter seasons starts with your window curtains or drapes. A winter themed one will absolutely look fantastic while also serving an important function of warming the area. It will add an additional layer of barrier to counter the cold weather and guests as well as people passing by will appreciate the look if you opt to go for one with a winter themed style.

  • Rugs and Carpets

Rugs and carpets, much like the curtains, also do a double duty when it comes to function and design. It adds additional insulation, especially in areas of the house that are traffic heavy and with a good design, it can improve the overall look of your home.

  • Couch and Sofas

Adding a layer of cushion in your sofa will help in keeping it warm for you to be comfortable on. You can even go further and add sheets and bedding with winter themes on it to both improve the heating and the look of your sofas.

  • Sealing all drafts

This one is all about improving the heating of your entire home. You need to find all drafts in your house and seal them so that wind will not penetrate your house, causing it to lower the temperature even further. This might involve some work but in the end, it will be worth it because a warm house during winter is a necessity.

To seal the drafts, you need to employ either permanent solutions like caulking or weather stripping or temporary ones like towels or other thick fabrics to cover the sources. It’s up to you and if you have the budget, you should definitely opt for the permanent solutions so that you only do it this one time.

 


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