Fix Your Guttering
Your guttering is something that often needs fixing, and yet it’s frequently something that a lot of people rarely pay attention to. During this time of year it’s easy for water to freeze and for pipes and guttering to crack – this could lead to leaks in your home, which could in turn lead to you having to pay out extortionate sums of money to fix it, along with potentially losing some of your most precious possessions. If you don’t want to get up on a ladder yourself, then call your local handyman to do it for you.
Keep It Cosy
It’s important to keep your home cosy all year around (except for in the summer, when you definitely need to make sure that your air conditioning is working!). In the winter, make sure that your home is fully insulated – this will prevent heat leaving it, which will in turn make sure that your energy bills don’t go through the roof. You should ensure that your bedroom and bathroom radiators are all working to a high standard – bleed them if necessary to prevent them being full of air. Finally, check your doors and windows for any leaks and draughts. You could hold up a lit candle and watch which way the flame flickers to figure out where exactly a draught might be coming from.
Solve Your Sleep Problems
If you’re sleeping badly then there are a number of things you could try to give yourself an easier night’s sleep. Firstly, make sure that your bedroom is clean and tidy at all times – don’t let yourself drop your dirty jeans on the floor before you get into bed and don’t allow clutter to build up on all of your surfaces. Being in an untidy room will just remind you of everything that you need to do the next day. Make sure that you remove all of your electrical devices from your bedroom and turn your TV off at the wall so there are no pesky small red lights keeping you awake. If you tend to wake up with a sore back and neck, then consider investing in a new mattress or pillows, or maybe even a memory foam mattress topper which will adjust to the shape of your body and fully support your back. If you think that light from the window might be coming in and waking you up every morning, then consider black out curtains to keep you asleep until your alarm goes off.
Renovate Your Kitchen
One of the home renovations that can add significant value to your property, a kitchen renovation is a lot of work and upheaval but absolutely worth it in the end. Think about it all intuitively and consider how exactly you want to use your kitchen to figure out exactly how much storage and space you’re going to require. Make sure that you keep your cabinets fairly neutral, in case you want to sell your home in the future – if you want to, you can go wild with the door handles and wall colours.