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Ten Ways To Make Your Home Warm

I’ve compiled a list of Ten Ways To Make Your Home Warm help you get ready for winter. What happened to the weather? A couple of weeks ago, I was enjoying a lovely alfresco meal in the sun, while today I have the heating on, and it’s pouring with rain outside. Mind you, I don’t mind the colder months because it means feeling snug inside while watching box sets and snacking!

Ten Ways To Make Your Home Warm List:

1. Get your boiler serviced

2. Treat yourself to a new boiler

3. Swap small radiators for larger models

4. Hang a heated towel rail in the bathroom

5. Install underfloor heating

6. Always have a portable electric heater for emergencies

7. Invest in living room fire

8. Repair drafty windows and block drafts with thermal curtains

9. Use draft excluders for doors

10. Keep warm in bed with an electric blanket, high tog duvet and hot water bottle

My Ten Ways To Make Your Home Warm List

Boiler service and the cover are essential for homeowners. I always book my annual boiler service at the start of Autumn to ensure my boiler and radiators are working. There is nothing worse than your boiler breaking down during winter. 247 Home Rescue provides Boiler and Heating Care Plan to give you complete peace of mind and help keep your home toasty.

ten ways to make your home warm boiler repair warmzilla

The picture shows a boiler being installed by WarmZilla. If your boiler is old, you might want to think about having a new one installed, in which case try WarmZilla – Home Heating which makes buying and fitting a new boiler super easy. Their boiler installers are Gas Safe trained professionals so that you will be in safe hands.

ten ways to make your home warm radiator b and q

The picture shows an Acova 3 Column Radiator in White (product code: 7640112390069), £184 from B & Q. If you have a large room with a small radiator, you might want to replace it with a larger model or one with more columns. Many options and styles are available, including vertical and cast-iron radiators. B & Q  has a wide selection of radiators to cater for all tastes.

ten ways to make your home warm towel rail sanctuary bathrooms

The picture shows the Radox Torro Chrome Radiator (product code: RXTO-0900500-CH), £419.30 from Sanctuary Bathrooms. Install a heated towel rail in your bathroom to warm up the room and make the towels cosy for when you get out of the bath or shower. Heated towel rails are available in a wide range of styles to suit contemporary bathrooms or traditional interiors. Try Sanctuary Bathrooms for modern towel rails and Victorian Bathrooms 4 U for period-style towel rails.

ten ways to make your home warm underfloor heating wickes

The picture shows the Prowarm Electric Under Tile Heating Mat from Wickes. Underfloor heating is popular for modern apartments or small homes. The main benefit of underfloor heating is that it frees up wall space which you can use to put furniture against or hang wall art. Many new apartments have large windows or patio doors opening onto a balcony which gives you less wall space. Underfloor heating is the perfect choice for new-build apartments or for anyone who loves warm feet! Wickes sells everything you need for underfloor heating.

ten ways to make your home warm fan heater argos

The picture shows the De’Longhi Ceramic Capsule Fan Heater (product code: 737/6191) from Argos. Make sure you always have a portable electric heater ready should your heating system break down temporarily. There are plenty of options available to buy, including plug-in traditional-looking radiators, which you can buy from VonHaus and small fan heaters, which are available at Argos.

ten ways to make your home warm direct fireplaces

The picture shows the Gallery Collection Toulouse Tiled Cast Iron Insert, £430 from Direct Fireplaces. Fireplaces are a great focal point for a room, especially the living room. Whether you have a real fireplace or an electric version, it is an easy way to warm up a room. If you want to upgrade your fireplace, go to Direct Fireplaces. The products include stone fireplaces, cast iron fireplaces and electric fires, along with all the relevant accessories.

ten ways to make your home warm thermal curtains terrys fabrics

The Picture Shows Natural Colour Essence Ready-Made Thermal Curtains from Terry’s Fabrics. Repair drafty windows before winter. If you don’t have time to do this or can’t afford it just yet, try thermal lined curtains which are brilliant for blocking window drafts. Make sure your curtains cover the entire window to avoid the cold escaping. If you have a radiator below the window, you should finish the curtains above it. If you don’t have a radiator below the window, you should buy curtains that drop down to the floor. The front and back doors in your house may also require a thermal curtain. Terry’s Fabrics has a collection of ready-made Thermal Block Out Curtains in a wide choice of colours.

ten ways to make your home warm draught excluder etsy uk

The picture shows Dog Draught Excluders by Sophie Allport at Etsy UK. Draft excluders under doors are a quick way to keep your room cosy. These are cost-effective, and you can buy an excluder that adds decorative interest to your room. Etsy UK has a great selection of draft excluders.

ten ways to make your home warm hot water bottle notonthehighstreet

The picture shows an Alpaca Fur Hot Water Bottle Cover (product code: 19578), £110, by Samantha Holmes at notonthehighstreet.com. Warm up your bed with an electric blanket or over blankets. Try John Lewis & Partners for heated blankets. Upgrade your duvet to a 13.5 tog rating from a specialist company like The Fine Bedding Company. Don’t forget your hot water bottle because it is the best thing to snuggle up to on a cold night! You can find lots of cute hotties at notonthehighstreet.com.

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Ten Ways To Make Your Home Warm Post Credits

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: The featured image shows a Curved Glass fireguard (product code: YBK4113), £495 from Graham & Green. The other pictures are from WarmZilla, B & Q, Sanctuary Bathrooms, Argos, Direct Fireplaces, Terry’s Fabrics, Sophie Allport at Etsy UK, and Samantha Holmes at notonthehighstreet.com.